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Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Ibn, Jan 20, 2016.
Bummer on the eel, but your acros are looking sweet!
Wow wonder why that eel died. Mines been with me almost 2 years now.
Yep, all done in the office. I have a wall on one side of the office where the brute tub is located and filled with sw. Changing 5G takes like 10 minutes from draining the tank into a bucket and then refilling from the brute.
No idea on why the eel died either. Just stopped eating and slowly got weaker and weaker. I did get it when it was pretty big already so no idea what its age was at that time.
My two protested eating once then it ate again not sure if it's naturally they don't eat. Usually I only feed them once a week. And they are active.
I'm not sure if it's the same with all eels but I've read about the zebra Moray eel going a month at times with out eating. I read up on it because mine hasn't eaten for about a month now. He is quite a bit larger than yours though.
Eel went off feeding awhile back and then started taking food again. However, this time that didn't happen.
So, you feed 6 cubes/day in your 46g? Do you feed throughout the day? What is your stock list?
6 cubes and then whatever I break off from the LRS flatpak. They're fed once an hour or so and stock list includes:
3 green chromis
2 evansi anthias
2 onyx clowns
1 yellow tang
1 tomini tang
1 copper banded butterfly
The Apex AFS also dumps in pellets twice a day.
Chaeto grows super fast. No nuisance algae in tank?
No nuisance algae in tank at all (knock on wood). Haven't had any nuisance algae since the tank fully cycled and I pulled the eggcrate frag rack out. I used to have bryopsis and cyano on the rack but no where else. Now it's just rocks and coralline everywhere. Aiptasia is a different story however and I hope that one day this copper banded starts picking on them like the previous one that I had.
How do you feed them every hour? Not by hand do you?
Yep, by hand since it's in my office. The desk is less than 10' away from the tank.
The frozen food is thawed out in the 200mL beaker. I just swish it around and dump food in every hour or so from it.
The footprint of chaeto reactor is much nicer than waterfall ATS. May have to switch.
I've had good luck with peppermint Shrimp for small aptasia.
If you ever find any Peppermints let me know. I have been looking for weeks with no luck.
It's been sold out at Neptune and don't have ETA. My peppermint lasted for a few years, but it met its demise when I did a rescape and probably messed up it hiding spots. Plus more wrasses prob didn't help.
I picked up a dozen with my bandit.
At a LFS?
My two buddies
Kind of a cool shot taken earlier today. Here's the base of the RR pink floyd. You can see the white mesenterial filaments on the edge there as it clears space from the coralline algae.
Coral growth in action.