Rock Nem garden...

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  1. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

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    Took these pictures today of the rock nems that spawned in my old biocube. Time to start feeding them some chunks of shrimp so they can get bigger. I have about 20+ in there right now...
     

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  2. roostertech

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    NICE! that yellow one is pretty nice. Mines are not getting it on.
     
  3. Gablami

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    Is it really that yellow in person? Really nice. You can sell those for a pretty good price. Last coral farmers market they were selling at $40 each. I heard they were pretty hard to get to multiply.


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  4. Klems

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    Most are different variations of red...the one in the bottom right is actually green...I think it is the mother...
     
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    What's the bright pinkish/yellow one near the middle of the photo?


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  6. Klems

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    It's more red with some orange dots....and a yellow mouth
     
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    Very nice.


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  8. Fish Boss

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    I'll buy some from if you are willing to part with a couple
     
  9. Klems

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    I am will to part / sell them....just trying to get them big enough.....since I am not sure how to get them off the rocks their on...I might have to sell the rocks with the nems attached
     
  10. Kremis

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    im also interested!
     
  11. Klems

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    Daytime pics...different angles
     

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    What lighting do you have on your Biocube? It's a 14, not a 29, right? Your nems look great! Our class is either going to turn our BC 14 into a Caribbean biotope or nem tank. They need something they can feed badly! Ugh - suddenly I wonder if I should go for another 29 tank and ditch the 14. 14 seems so tiny, but I have it with water and sand and some rock and it fits in the space easily. I hate making decisions.
     
  13. Klems

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    I have a biocube 14....I swapped out the power compact lighting and installed 3 Tru lumen 12" strip lights...2 50/50 (white and actinic) and one actinic. All of it fit in the stock hood nicely. I do feed the little nems with some small bits of shrimp every day or two...
     
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    That is one of my lighting option finalists, so I will go with it! Was trying to figure out if it would be enough light - I was not sure how to compare LEDs, so thanks. One more question - do the 3 strip lights use the 3-way splitter and ONE transformer or do you need TWO transformers? Do you have to have 3 dimmers?
     
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    I did have two transformers initially with dimmers...but then got a Current USA dual ramp timer...use a three way connector for 50/50 and the other for the actinic.
     
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    Not quite sure I understand. One transformer and the dual ramp timer for TWO strips, another transformer and a separate dimmer for ONE strip, and one 3-way splitter total? Did you just need the swivel brackets for mounting? I really appreciate your help with this.
     
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    When I get home I will post some pictures of the setup
     
  18. Klems

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    So, I only use one transformer...which powers the dual ramp timer. It has two lines, one for the blue and one for the white channel. I use the standard connection for the Tru lumen actinic directly to the first line and than use a 3-1 splitter to connect the two 50/50 strips to the second line of he dual ramp timer.
    I removed the PC guts from the hood and just left the reflectors in place. I used thick double sided tape to secure them to the reflector plate. Actinic in the middle and the two 50/50 lights in the front and back. Wires all feed thru the standard holes used by the original cords.
     

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  19. Kremis

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    any gonna be for sale soon?
     
  20. Klems

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    I guess it all depends on what size people want...I have about two that are half dollar size (one red and one green)...and about 6-7 the size of a quarter...and over 15 the size of a dime or smaller.

    The one issue I might have is getting them off the rocks they are attached to...
     

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