Jepoy's 45 gallon beginner reef tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by jepoy, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Thanks! Yeah the snails hate it when I do a water change while they're on top of that tall rock lol


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  2. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    lookin good!!!
     
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  3. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Holy crack! On my way out to work this morning, I saw my mandarin pale and lifeless on the sand and I could've sworn he was dead! I do remember someone posting a pic here of their mandarin looking the same way and that they're supposedly just sleeping. So I just left him there, crossed my finger and went to work. I just took a peak at the tank via my security cam and the mandarin is no longer on the sand bed. I didn't really see him but I'm hoping he's somewhere in the rockwork looking for pods. Whew!


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  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    It's scary when you see it for the first time.
     
  5. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    I'm just glad I had read about this on this forum beforehand, otherwise I may have thought he was dead and tossed him out this morning.


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  6. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    +1 not dead
     
  7. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    You like to throw reef stuff away eh?


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  8. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Only if they're dead


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  9. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

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    Pic of the nem that I bought from wfong. Finally decided to come to the front side of my rock work. Hope she stays there.
     
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  10. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Any updates?


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  11. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    About the nem? So far she's pretty much stayed on that rock, she will move every once in awhile but she basically just rotates around that same rock. She doesn't get a lot of flow on that rock and I've read that's how they keep their "bubble tips" so I guess if it's happy I'm happy.


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  12. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I don’t think there’s anything conclusive about how to get the bubble tips to stay. Some have said flow, some light, some food. I’ve had mine bubble up and not be bubbled; back and forth without any change in environment.
     
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  13. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Argh!!! Just found out that the nem has decided to go on the glass at the corner of the tank . Don't know what's so special about that corner, the clowns love that spot and the nem keeps going back. But despite that, they still avoid each other.


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  14. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

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    When I got home, found drogon (my nem) very close to the powerhead.. luckily she had attached to a piece of rubble rock. I picked up the rubble rock with drogon on it and placed it on the rockwork that she lived on before she decided to go on an adventure today. Here's hoping she's had her fun and decides to stay there.


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  15. RandyC

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  16. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Those covers restrict so much flow


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  17. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    I don't disagree and they're a pain because you have to clean them pretty much every other day, but would you rather have a BTA in your tank or BTA soup? Especially knowing that you have a "walker."
     
  18. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I rather not have a bta :)


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  19. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    I no longer have a BTA. ;)
     
  20. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    I still have your BTA, but it’s not a walker.


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