Seabass's sea villa

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  1. Seabass

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    Hi my tank. Open to nano inhabitants from 1 March 2011.

    Pin cushion Q

    Just going to ask questions regarding my pin cushion for now. I purchased from Adee a year ago, been in the nano and never grew any bigger. What should be done to promote it's growth in my 4 foot. can't upload from my phone, invalid file.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    good lighting good food sorce and ensuring that all water parameters are in check will be a great benefit.
     
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    Thanks Les, sounds so simple, lol. Will aim for stability in my tank.
     
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    Good flow as well Pierre along with the lighting. Leathers are very temprimental and seem to sulk at the slightest problem...I too have a pin cushion I have had for 2 years that is no bigger than my thumb, its never grown never opened and never done anything except sulk because its in the shade of some other corals and doesnt get much flow. :)
     
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    like what?
     
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    that leather is like a mushroom in the darl wiith one difference, its not growing :)
     
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    i feed a variety of food to my fish (no mark not goldfishflake anymore) such as mussels, ON pellets and live and frozen brineshrimp.

    i always try to get some to fall onto the corals when the flow is off and let it sit for a few minutes.

    i do this once a week.

    flow is also important for a leather and instead of blasting flow random flow arond it will allow it to shed its waxy layer more easily.

    leather are a little hit and miss though. you can have 2 in the system propogated from the same parent and one will flourish and the other remain dormant, not sure why.

    heat is a big issue with them. i see they encapsulate themselves in a skin and i see this as a means to insulate themselves from overheating. simular to what they do in the wild when the tide goes out leaving them high and dry to retain their moisture and avoid sun baking.
     
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    Lol it does sort of resemble a mushroom :p
     
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    You EL guys def smoking pot there!
     
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    pot plants ya, in marks case parsley:tt2:
     
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    LIAR! Goldfish food lover! ;)
     
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    im a reformed ocean nutritionist:tt2:
     
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    Lighting q time:

    Seen as my flow is fine for my tank and I have a number of options when it comes to flow, can I get your input with regards to lighting?

    To get the best of both growth and colour, what T5's should I use? I have place for 6 T5's (54w). What colour to use and what Kelvin rating?

    Will be softies and lps dominant setup, lots of zoas. I am not going to run the lights as long as most, so need best lighting for a max of 6 hours in the evening.

    Thanks
     
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    i would suggest a combo of 10k white , 10k blue and perhaps 1 actinic i would run your LEDs throughout the day and only bring the other lighting into play mornings for a short while and evenings while you are able to view the tank.

    too much light = unwanted algae growth
     
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    Got 3 peppermint shrimp today, all have eggs, is it likely that any of the baby's will make it?

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    The long and short of it... No :)
     
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    unfortunatley no not unless they are harvested from the system and even then its a long shot, but the fry will be excellent food for the fish and coral.. and im sure the shrimp will produce more.
     
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    I hope that you drip acclimatised them Pierre?
     
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    Yes sir, added bit if water over a 1 hour period before they went in.

    @ Les, shame poor things.
     
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