Gimmito's 450 gal L-shaped tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by gimmito, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    I've read the same thing about wrasses and dragonets with the thick mucus they secrete makes them less vulnerable to the ich parasite. Just from observing the animals the hippo and swallowtail angels got it worst, but are looking really good. I saw some spots on the exquisite wrasse, and orange back briefly. Anthias, pygmy angels, blenny, clowns, etc. all look good also.
     
  2. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    I suspected uronema also. The anti parasitic caviar is probably your best bet to treat it.
     
  3. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Jim - ever notice your pygmy angels nipping at your corals?! I'm trying to catch my lemon peel as it seems to like nipping them.....
     
  4. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Hi Geneva,

    I have never noticed the pygmy angels nipping at the corals. Although, I did notice one of the female swallowtails nipping on my open brain the other day. I have a XL Acclimate fish trap if you need to borrow it.
     
  5. Scarbird

    Scarbird Supporting Member

    Will do. I will hit you up for some pellets next week. On my way to UCSD to drop my son off.
     
  6. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Thanks! (borrowed a trap from another member already! wish me luck!)
     
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  7. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    It's quite possible to prevent the angels from nipping at corals if they're fed well enough. However, if they're simply bored, not sure if you could really change that besides evicting your angel(s).
     
  8. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    Feeding well certainly helps but every fish is different and some will still nip even if there full.
     
  9. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Even if they've been model citizens for years...they can one day acquire a taste for corals.
     
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  10. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

     
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  11. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Guest

    Like your vid. I have a 50lb sack of food grade D.E. and would like to learn more about using it with my set up. Will you be at the Swap 3.14.15?
     
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  12. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    That doesn't count as a tank update ;)
     
  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Yeah. Not even close
     
  14. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Hey Joel,

    I would use the saltwater DE. I actually bought the food grade (fresh water) DE as a dietary supplement. It reportedly helps lower cholesterol, natural cleanser, etc. Unfortunately meetings are tough to attend these days since my kids sporting events are usually on Saturdays or I'm working those days. Feel free to swing on by if you want to checkout the Diatom Filter in action or have any questions.
     
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  15. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Didn't I say "stay tuned for more videos?"o_O;):p
     
  16. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    I have some things I want to add before a tank update. ;)
     
  17. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Guest

    Okay: Will PM you sometime soon. Thank you :0)
     
  18. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

  19. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Jim - nice video! So weird - 30+ years ago when I had a fresh water 50 gallon tank, I had that same diatom filter I used once a week or so and it kept my tank so clear - never realized it was also used for SW - should have kept it - looks exactly the same!! Thanks for sharing...
     
  20. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Glad you liked the video Geneva. The DF is great to have around.
     

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