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Nisstech last won the day on September 11 2019

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  1. So far so good. I added some chemiclean to get rid of the cyano and stopped feeding the phytoplex. The mandarin is still fat and healthy and I have live pods in the filter floss when changing it so will just continue keeping an eye on it and not adding any phyto for now.
  2. Thanks muttley. I will do that. I have a couple other tanks plumbed together and there are more pods in there than the fish can eat so hopefully this tank will become like that since the chaeto came from the other tanks. Will keep a close eye on the mandarin to make sure he keeps feeding.
  3. Hello all, I added a mandarin to my tank a while back and seeded pods a couple of times. I also have two maxima clams around 3 inches or so. I know I don't really have to feed the clams but I wanted to make sure the pods had nourishment so I added 10ml of phytoplex twice a week for two weeks 40 gal twv. I ended up with more hair algae than I had and cyano on the rocks which I didn't have. Is there something else I can feed that won't cause the algae or should I just stop feeding and let the pods eat what that can find in the tank water? I do have a fuge layered with Marine pure cubes on the bottom and a nice sized ball of chaeto.
  4. My bedroom tank. Much more interesting to watch than TV when going to sleep. Also the first thing I get to see upon waking.
  5. Nisstech

    Elegance Coral

    I feed Hikari frozen mysis. It seems to prefer the smaller mysis compared to the PE mysis.
  6. Thanks Muttley. Info I could find said maybe some sort or Caulerpa. My wife just suggested I toss a piece in the DT and see if tangs eat it and the naso gobbled it up stems and all. I'll just let it keep growing but not out of control and have a free food source.
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    Elegance Coral

    Here is mine. My first one withered away. I think maybe I didn't feed it enough. Rather than depending on this one getting food when I feed the fish I target feed it with a turkey baster and the fish get the leftovers. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  8. I have been noticing this algae (?) growing in my sump. It seems to mostly attach to the glass baffles up high in high flow. I also have a large ball of chaeto and it doesn't really mix in with that. I have been scraping it off but today I started wondering if I should just let it grow or will it become invasive? TIA Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  9. For me it was a combination of things. The variety of life forms available compared to freshwater were the biggest attraction. I still have a 180 gallon freshwater and a 75 gallon with a single flowerhorn. Once the livestock starts dying off I will remove them and go to saltwater only. I have large fish in them that I grew from very small ones and can not bear to take them to the LFS to drop off. Also I am a person who needs a hobby to focus on. My wife calls them obsessions and she is probably correct. I can't sit around doing nothing or watching tv (which is about the same thing) A 180 gallon with fish and nems, a 150 gallon with fish, nems, lps, and softies along with reefer 170 mixed in its infancy keep me pretty occupied when I'm not working. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  10. A Reeflo Suntail Gold. its a beast. I have probably 30' head pressure total and still have gate valves on the returns to tune it down. Too bad it has been discontinued.
  11. 125 gallon in the basement tied into 150 gallon and 180 gallon displays. 1st chamber skimmer bio pellet reactor and socks on drains then chaeto chamber then return with fuge after that with carbon reactor and ato reservoir on the end. Everything runs off a single return pump Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  12. The two plumbed together have a reef octo skimmer in the sump. I can't remember the model but it is not rated for the volume of water that the two combined equal. I also run an undersized bio pellet reactor. I have chaeto in the center chamber that is lit from above with a home depot grow light and 2 led grow lights from amazon on the sides so it is lit pretty much all the way around. I feed pretty heavily twice a day every day and have been able to keep nitrates below 10 for several months after them being over 40 for more than a year. I harvest the chaeto every 2 weeks or less so I think that combined with the bio pellets have been a big help there. Light is 3 Chinese black boxes over each with 3 over the 150 upgraded with SB reeflight boards. The reefer 170 has only been running since February with another reef octo skimmer and nothing else. I have marinepure bio cubes in the sump so I can keep the display uncluttered. Nitrates on that one have been just a trace since the begining so I recently removed the skimmer and used the chamber to start a fuge with chaeto and rock rubble in hopes of increasing the pod population to sustain a mandarin in the future. My wife likes them so if I can keep her interested it makes it much more fun for us both. Lighting on that is a single Ai hydra 26. I have been doing a 4 gallon water change weekly on the reefer to keep calcium up for the clams and 28 gallons bi-weekly on the other combo. I'm long winded when typing /talking but try to keep things fairly simple.
  13. Hey all! Joined a few months ago but haven't been active. Figured I would give a quick intro. I have had fresh water tanks my entire adult life (58yrs) and became interested in salt water about 3 years ago. Current tanks running are a 150 gallon and a 180 gallon plumbed to a shared 125 gallon sump. Fish are a few tangs. Naso, purple, 2 yellow, convict, yellow eye kole, along with a Niger trigger, magnificent Foxface, spotted rabbit fish, mellanaris wrasse, bi-colored goat fish, harlequin tusk, maroon clown, pair of tomato clowns,and a zebra Moray. At least I think that's all. Corals are a few softies and lps and one long tentacle nem and too many bubble tip nems to count. The bedroom tank is a reefer 170 with a red nem a pair of clowns just added, two maxima clams and a Hippo tang growing out along with a few small lps. Nothing exotic but they keep me out of trouble. The fish are pets and greet me whenever I am near the tank. Sure they are begging for food, it works for fish as well as dogs. The pics are cell phone shots and probably don't show all the current stock. Anyway hello to all Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  14. Just made a purchase using the link so hopefully it worked. No way to tell as the link took me right to MD where I was already logged in.
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