Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by leslie hempel, 1 May 2014.
let's see how this little guy fares ...
Will make a nice addition. Sure it will fair fine, mine has no issue putting my large maroon clown in its place
Nice! Assume you caught him locally...still one of my favorite dwarf angels!
Hit and miss when it comes to being reef safe. Awesome fish and a good algae grazer
That's an awsome fish. I had one for over a year and then he just started swimming weird and didn't make it. Really stunning addition to any tank.
well the jumping bean has settled, there was about an hour of niggling between him and the other angels but him being very hardy I took the chance.
so angel population is as follows:
I've had more than this number of angels in a smaller tank in the past so now the hunt begins for a potters or something else
so all angels have settled nicley
i currently have the following together
so far so good i have had up to 6 centropyges together before and i hope to get back to that soon but with a more selective selection of fish for the enxt 2 additions
i have been researching DyMIco filtration and i find it very interesteing, seems impossible to have a calcium and denitrator in one unit remove skimmer and still have an abundance of pod life on hand to feed demanding species but im an optomist so im going to give it a try.. i will DIY my own unit as im sure these things are pretty expensive given that they are IKS controlled and Tunze kitted (a few kidneys here in SA).. im positive i can replicate this inexpensivley for myself, all i am actually after is the pod production so that i can persue the addition of anthis into my system
ive made a few mistakes during my time as a reefer but im determined not to unnecessarily add fish unless im positive their feeding needs can be propperly catered for.
so lets hope i get this rite..
anyone with experience on DyMico please do contact me as im very interested to hear your experience..
€2749 for the smaller and €3949 for the bigger model expensive. That's R44 882 and R64 475 respectively, if you were to buy it today. Excluding shipping and import tax, and running cost for consumables.
As for pod production, the biggest issue I think is not breeding them, but getting them into our tanks at a constant rate and intact. My refugium and connected frag tank are teeming with pods, a type of mysid shrimp in my case, but not enough make it past my 8000lph return pump back into the tank. I think the trick is to have a refugium that water gets pushed or pulled into from the display, that feeds back to the tank without a pump. So either sitting higher than the tank, so that gravity can feed the display, or an in-tank refugium where water can pass back through a side panel. For my next tank (still years away) I want to create a fake back in the tank, with a small pump pumping water in, and holes small enough so nothing bigger than pods can move through. I'll fill the bottom half with rock rubble, and top half with macro algae. I got the idea from @hotdog83 's Red Sea tank, which has a compartment very suitable for that.
I also think it is important to feed the pods. Their population would also be limited by its food source, so making sure there is more than enough food will help. My mysid shrimp are carnivores, so I feed powdered coral food into my fuge every now and then, as well as a reef mud product from Aquaforest called Life Source once a week. Other species (copepods, amphipods, etc) will have different feeding requirements, so another option might also be phytoplankton.
Keep up the good work!
got my quote i will not be getting it lol.. "thanks for your interest in dymico. We can offer you a dymico model 2000 + wooden shipping box + 5 additional carbon source jerrycans for 4249 euros".
i will however try disect it and see where i can get the pod pop up.
basically as my system stands i skim viciously so my thoughts are to reduce skimming time and create a pod fuge and see where we go with this, i saw a massive difference just putting my hailides off when it came to colour on my blue stag so im assuming im going to have to fnd a balance to keep colour light properly and reduce nutrients via skimming..
there must be a cheaper alternative or DIY.
quite a clever system if you think if it, just not justifiable in the price,
Looking good @leslie hempel please keep us update on the DIY looks interesting.
super stoked ive been able to add a second flame and it would appear that they have paired.
my dwarf angel compliment consists of the following:
flame angel x 2
That is a depressingly low list of dwarf angels for such a big tank! I want to see at least twice that many!
lol yes sir
How are the angels with your corals?
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