Jellyfish care - Converting TL550

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    Hi all,

    I want to convert my TL 550 into a jelly tank. I have another 1.8m tank that is taking up a lot of time but I don't want my nano to run dry. I was thinking of adding some jellys but don't know where to start.

    I have done very minimal reading about them as I have had time constraints. But will also do more research.

    Has anyone attempted to keep jellys and has anyone converted a tank into a jelly safe tank?
     
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    @loumaggs has kept them and may be the best person to respond :)
    From what I have read though the boyu may not be the best tank though because of amount of flow in the tank...someone else with more experience can confirm. ;)
     
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    As long as you can prevent them from getting stuck to the overflow.

    The return pump would be the only pump providing flow. With the TL550 spraybar you can get a nice circular flow. Keeping them moving.
     
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    If i put a piece of perspex or something along those lines would the few holes at the top of the overflow still suck them in?
     
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    Thanks very much. @loumaggs can you give me tips about what you do for your jellies
     
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    @RiaanP do you think the corners at the back of the tank would be an issue?
     
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    nope.
    the spraybar comes out on the left all the way to the back. Setting it up to flow out horizontally over the water surface would create a nice circular clock wise motion. With nothing in the way like rocks, everything should go nicely in clockwise circles round and round. Can test this with small sponge balls.
     
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    Will set it all up this weekend.

    thanks very much
     
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    Just run it with tapwater first to test the flow.
     
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    I have the tank running properly. I have had the tank for just under a year now and have moved everything into my upgrade. So I will just add the sponge balls and take out the left over sand.

    Will get back to you.
     
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    Jelly tanks are awesome. Can't wait to see this one.:thumbup:
     
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