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  1. carlosdeandrade

    carlosdeandrade

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    Detailed help request
    Are you experiencing any problems in your tank?
    Not Sure
    Brief Description
    Copperband food.
    Tank size
    RSM 250n with refuge and DSB
    System Volume
    about 320 Litres
    How long has your tank been running?
    1 year
    What livestock do you have?
    Softies, plate coral, 2 brains, 4 green Chromis, 2 Lyre tail anthias, 1 Tang, 1 copperband, 4 turbo snails, 2 blue legged hermits, purple lobster, 2 cleaner shrimps and 1 fire cracker.
    Water Parameters
    dkh:8
    Calcium: 490ppm
    Phosphate: 0
    Magnesium:1350 (ALGAE!!)
    pH; 8.2
    Nitirte:0
    Nitrate: 5-10ppm
    Nh4:0
    Salinity:1.025
    Temp: 25 (winter) 27 (summer)
    What lighting is over the tank?
    6 T5 geisemann's.
    Pumps and equipment
    2 Skimmers, 1 sunsun, 3 eiheims for filtration and water movement.
    Maintenance
    30 litre water changes twice a week with RO water and tropic marine salt.
    Globes will be replaced in August along with RO filters.
    Other info and photo's.
    There are no ceramic rings in my system, no filter sponges, all filtration is done with LR, DSB and Chaeto. My DT has sugar aragonite as it's substrate (as well as the DSB).
    I have two skimmers because the RSM stock skimmer is not the best, my dream would be to have a really cool skimzs cone skimmer, or one that costs tons of money.:p

    WHAT I NEED:
    I have a wonderful copperband that eats of my LR, but does not eat frozen/flake food, he has been in my tank for 2 months however, he really loves Aiptisia sp. does anyone have LR that needs to be "cleaned?" I would gladly take your LR and give it back CLEAN.
    I don't use any meds, I have no ich.
    I dose with Mg every second day, Ca every fourth day and add dkh powder every time I do a water change (all brightwater aquatics).
    If you are keen, let me know, I will collect your LR and bring it back, JHB and Pretoria regions only.
     
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  3. archiecrain

    archiecrain

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    You have what every one wants.....A aptasia eating coperband!!
     
  4. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    I'll swap you my flake,mysis,brine&mussel eating CBB for your aiptasia eating CBB;)
     
  5. Tremayn

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    ooh I have a rock with lots of aiptasia
     
  6. carlosdeandrade

    carlosdeandrade Thread Starter

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    YES, but one that doesn't eat frozen shrimp.
    @gMAN, you are too kind!
     
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  7. carlosdeandrade

    carlosdeandrade Thread Starter

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    I will collect T!
     
  8. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    I think give your guy some time but monitor closely, my guy only started eating prepared foods after about three months or so after smashing all my feather dusters....
     
  9. Tony

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    Gees, you should hire the guy out and get a return on your investment
     
  10. viper357

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    Have you tried frozen mysis and frozen krill?
     
  11. carlosdeandrade

    carlosdeandrade Thread Starter

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    Would that make me a fish pimp?:P:thumbup::lol:
     
  12. Tony

    Tony

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    Pimp my tank. New TV program
     
  13. carlosdeandrade

    carlosdeandrade Thread Starter

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    Hi Viper, yeah I have, gone the whole way, went to my fish shop bought some frozen clams, popped their shells.....(my cleaner shrimps loved that!), bought living brines, stuffed empty shells with Mysis, put some frozen krill in the wholes of my LR.......It feels like dating all over again;).
    I know CB's are hard, even told my LFS not to net her/him not to damage the gills.

    Anyway, hoping Gman is correct in his prediction, don't wannna lose her/him. Still looking good for now, but you know how it goes with animals you have.......its a life in your hands.
     
  14. carlosdeandrade

    carlosdeandrade Thread Starter

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    Evo R

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    I have so much rock that is infected.just a pitty you are so far away!!
     
  16. carlosdeandrade

    carlosdeandrade Thread Starter

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    Eish, me too!
     
  17. pXius

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    If I saw this earlier I could have given you a rock with a aptasia the size of a golf ball.
     
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