Just ordered my jbj 28g CF-Quad! - Page 8 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #71 of 110 Old 01-04-2013, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Alright I got a reef cleaners package from reef cleaners and wow I ordered for the 26 gallon and he gave me so so much like 200 of the little snails, yea you heard that right lol. Is it bad to have so many or no, I'm thinking alot will go into the sand.


I also got chaeto algae in the 1 st section of the filter basket, once it grows maybe put it in both 1st and 2nd chamber
Posted via Mobile Device
Benm1020 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #72 of 110 Old 01-04-2013, 07:23 PM
Right on!!! You in good shape, they'll take care of you. Keep that cheato moving along, that will be your best friend for water parameters.
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #73 of 110 Old 01-04-2013, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reefing Madness View Post
Right on!!! You in good shape, they'll take care of you. Keep that cheato moving along, that will be your best friend for water parameters.
Is it bad to have too much of a clean up crew bc when the available food is gone they will start to die and ruin my water parameters
Posted via Mobile Device
Benm1020 is offline  
post #74 of 110 Old 01-04-2013, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
And sorry but me being overly cautious because I can't find anything about this algae. Can you identify it? It looks like little tiny sticks and it is very hard to pull off the rock, it is also spreading all over 1 rock

Posted via Mobile Device
Benm1020 is offline  
post #75 of 110 Old 01-04-2013, 10:29 PM
You are absolutely correct about the CUC dying off when the food gets scarce, but, they will not foul up the water, the remaining CUC will eat them also.

Ooof, macro aglae will have to grow some there for an ID to be made. I don't have the faintest idea what it is right now.
http://live-plants.com/
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #76 of 110 Old 01-04-2013, 10:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benm1020 View Post
Is it bad to have too much of a clean up crew bc when the available food is gone they will start to die and ruin my water parameters
Posted via Mobile Device
Truth be told, I only have 5 Turbo Snails and a couple of Hermits in my 240g tank. Water parameters are more important. Then again, I have a tank full of Tangs that munch on my LR all day. That helps also.
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #77 of 110 Old 01-04-2013, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
You know i cant thank you enough reefing madness!!! You have helped me so much! And i pulled out the algae on the rocks, i dont want any algae in the display tank so i considered it a nuisance Algae. I think im going to take some of the snails and add them to the back to keep that clean, because i noticed some sand got back there and i now have a light back there. I also noticed some might be dead so im going to see in the morning if they didnt move then take out all the dead ones. Right now i have about 50 on the back black part (not exaggerating) i dont know if i likke or not but it does kinda look cool and natural, i may take some snails out later though
Posted via Mobile Device
Benm1020 is offline  
post #78 of 110 Old 01-04-2013, 11:28 PM
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #79 of 110 Old 01-06-2013, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Alright for other people to know how i set up my back compartments i have the heater in its designated spot, the jbj skimmer kit in its designated spot, the filter tray in its spot i am running top-chaeto middle - filter sponge bottom- purigen



Then i put a desk lamp over it like this, not nice looking but it works for now

Posted via Mobile Device
Benm1020 is offline  
post #80 of 110 Old 01-06-2013, 12:24 AM
Member
 
bigehugedome's Avatar
 
I like!

I think im going to copy you and order some chaeto and a reef cleaner pack as well!
bigehugedome is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
whats a good schedule for a quad t5 92smokeaccord Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 10-19-2012 06:12 PM
2 New fish ordered!! trukgirl Saltwater Fish 22 05-30-2011 01:23 PM
quad 75 project / stand porksnorkel DIY Aquarium 11 08-24-2007 05:46 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome