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Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by seank, 9 May 2011.

  1. seank

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    Now this is what I would like to achieve. Softies and Lps/Sps next to each other. Pipefish, Garden Eels, Angels etc etc:

    http://youtu.be/Sp_PwO3dHNM
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i am aiming for a mixed reef.. hence all my filter Q's on my build etc
     
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    Very nice, thanks for sharing Sean
     
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    Did you see the green Leather to the left of the tank, touching the SPS. Also, the pipefish on the right side of the tank- do they not need special tanks???

    Pleasure Tobes
     
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    i have loads of lps and leathers touching and no issues at all...
    as for pipefish, they need calm and quiet tankmates only due to them being slow swimmers etc and fighting for food
     
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    From the beginning, check the fourth pic after the clam. You can see how the tissue has retracted on the monti where it touches another coral - bottom right

    I'm sure with a mature big reef like that there is constant food in the water column from all the corals and inverts spawning, etc.

    Those garden eels are cute
     
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    Yeah, but those are sps and softies touching- 1min 9 sec into the vid.

    Tobes- Do you know if Garden Eels (exept for the one in the video) can be introduced into ones system, and what the requirements are???
    I see they have the at Ushaka too, but in a separate tank
     
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    I think they need constant plankton/food in the water column to feed on - with a slight current towards them, bringing them the food. If you see them in the ocean, they feed the whole day, so maybe they have a fast metabolism as well, like goldies?
     
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    i watched that vid the other day, it is indeed a beautiful tank, and i love the flow controllers. agreed sean the garden eels are beautiful, ive often thought of combining them into a species specific tank with pipe fish and have that upstream of a main system and gravity feed into the main system so that excess food would go into a large tank with decent skimming or biological filtration, my problem being the different heigh levels and i havent quite gotten my head around it, i will though :)
     
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    Garden eels, it looks like they at least need a sandbed that is deeper than they are long. Very nice. I'm sure they could be very happy living in a DSB, Nice one directional slow flow. Problem is how do you feed them.
     
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    So my system will work then??
     
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    Shall take on the "Google it Noob" Button now- maybe there are some info out there, or will have to ask David from 02 Oceans Aquarium
     
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