Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by hotdog83, 12 Sep 2017.
Some more random shots of the chief beggars from when light were going off tonight:
That porcupine puffer is the laziest fish I have ever had. It literally lies on top of one of the flowpump nozzles the entire day and night, except for the 20 minutes that I feed. Then it overeats and goes and lies down again to digest, it has more than doubled in size the last 2 months. Such a character.
I also had one in the FOWLR with the Golden and Guinefowl puffers - family and friend favorite! Always cute and inquisitive....especially at feeding time!
Loved my puffers - cannot quite explain to someone that has not had them before - they really have personalities (like puppies) and get to know their owners...
Would love to get one again but worried about the corals - you had no problems with him nipping?
I have never seen him nip anything besides food and my fingers. Two fire gobies went missing over December, he might have eaten them, but haven’t looked at corals. Neither has my spotted toby.
The magnifica is opening up huge currently:
Struggling with a bit of cyano, so did a 50% wc on Sunday to bring nitrates down, put chaeto in the sump and dialed down the nopox dosing as I suspect that is fuelling the cyano. Also putting an MP60w in soon to help with extra flow. Hopefully it goes away soon.
The GSP’s seems to be doing well on the back of the urchin:
That looks a bit more than 50%. Or did you calculate it on total water volume?
With rocks and substrate, definately more than 50%
I assume sump volume included.
It might have been a 53.65% water change, taking sump volume of around 150-200 liters into account.
Still a of of water. See you invested in a long flexible hose else your arms would have been longer after carrying all those drums...
What is the difference thereafter in nitrates?
Strangely enough nitrates still about the same at 50 when I tested last night. Beginning to suspect my test kit might be faulty.
This blenny is the easiest fish to photograph:
Then a FTS, still having a little cyano, but dialled down carbon dosing, so hopefully goes away soon:
You removed the partition. Was it there to ensure the clowns select that anemone instead of possibly moving over to the left?
It was for the clowns to establish territory so that they can defend the anemone against the mitratus which was nipping it previously. It was also so the powder blue and tomini can get used to each other, tomini didn’t like the powder blue at first, but they seem ok for now. Unfortunately the mustard tang didn’t make it, one day fine and eating, next dead, guess it happens sometimes.
Yeah not nice.
I'm on my third white belly yellow wrasse. They do fine for a month or 2, then they disappear. Haven't seen him yet this week. And as they are late sleepers and early to bed, I do not really notice them during the week.
It is much worse if fish die for no apparent reason, at least if they get disease and die you know what happened, kills me inside not knowing what happened.
What type of blenny is that?
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