Placement advice

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Jaco Schoeman, 1 Apr 2009.

  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

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    As you all know I am quite new to this hobby. I have a 3foot tank. I have been REALLY struggling with placement of my corals. They are growing quite a lot, so I am constantly having to move my setup around. I can not think that this is good at all. I know I should stop moving stuff around, but I need someone to tell me that!!!

    I also find myself changing direction and flow of my pheads, constantly trying to replicate the best environment, yet doing this, I always end up moving everything... The only have two items that needs to be placed carefully, my Crispa anemone (which moves anyway if he's not happy) and hammer corals - they are high up at the moment, so pose no real threat. But my zoas, mushrooms, star pollyps, xenia and pin cusion are my headache. I am so scared that they aren't getting enough light, flow etc.

    I also feel that my tank is too full. At this stage of my tank (4 months) things are happening, and I have no idea whether I am doing it right or wrong. I think I need to get a more experienced reefer in JHB to come and have a look, and see if I'm doing it right.
     
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  3. Tony

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    Jaco. I used to be the same moving powerhead flow every five seconds because one coral was getting flow and the other not. Get two 5000lph of those sun sun powerheads with a wavemaker, place them on eithe end of the tank and this will end your problems. I've got the Vortechs but those guys work the same
     
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    Best thing is to have one of the Gauteng reef club meetings at your place, nothing better than a bunch of knowledgeable guys to give you hands on advice.
     
  5. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    maybe get more lower flow PHs or instead of moving your corals trim them back. with a pair of cloral clippers
     
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    Jaco,your corals are growing which is a sign your on the right track.About moving your powerheads,don't worry everyone does this.An experienced reefer checking your setup is a good idea,leave the corals and let the reef grow.
     
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