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Old 12-31-2007, 11:07 PM   #91
 
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Your dad monitors your emails?

In this case, your best bet is to just buy all the parts yourself.
No, he doesn't. I'm saying that I want to contact the guy for more info, etc, and he won't let me. .

I'll just ask my mom.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:00 AM   #92
 
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Oh okay lol, my bad.

Anyways, good luck.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:21 PM   #93
 
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Well folks, it would appear I got ahead of myself by purchasing this torch coral.

It is still alive, however, I am beginning to think it is weakening. Rather than looking nice and plump like when I bought it, it looks drained and weak. It still expands and all, it just looks sick.

I have been reading tips on how to supplement a diet, but nothing seems to be working. I turned off my pumps/powerheads until the water was still, then injected a nice soup of mysis, flake and bloodworms (finely ground, of course), but I can't tell if it's eating. It perks up when I do this, but then returns to its previous state.

Is there a supplement I can purchase that will help my torch coral, particularly a food supplement that it would accept? Thanks! Help me save my Euphyllia, it's my favorite!
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:41 AM   #94
 
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Well everyone, I've upgraded my tank today.

Since Christmas, I had the idea of upgrading my reef due to space constrictions inside the display tank. I also wanted to experiment with a large HOB refugium hooked up to the rear of the tank.

I completely ditched the Biocube 8, it is now a useful but unused piece of equipment. I'd like to sell it, but don't know anyone interested. I suppose this calls for storage. My dad suggests to hang onto it for future use.

By the way, I spent an additional $200.00 (roughly) on the items to upgrade. The items were a massive Aquaclear 110 (a perfectly suitable filter with a huge storage capacity, enough for a gallon or so of water to be added), and a Coralife 20" light fixture (same model as Aquatic_Fan's) and the mounting legs.

The transition went well, and the tank seems to be doing fine. I will be paying attention closely over the next few days:

The ten gallon used for my tank:



The large AC110. A HoB filter with a huge storage capacity, allowing me to transfer my old refugium, and even has space to include more rock in the near future. My chaeto will also have more room to tumble. :D



The coralife lighting unit. 20" long with one Actinic bulb and one 10k daylight bulb:



The tank being broken down. Bye BC8 :(. Took me roughly two hours to complete.



There was a small problem during transportation of my inverts. I accounted for all but my GEC (which could possibly be inside the large rock it lives in), and 1 blue-legged hermit. I'm betting the hermit is either dead or inside the rock, or both. I tried my best to hunt them down, but didn't want the rock outside of water for long:



The complete roster, my live rock, my inverts, my coral, and roughly 6.5 gallons of water. I monitored the buckets' temps closely with m trust red thermometer (the one from the bakery, repic lol).



The refugium after being set up. After some time of deliberation, I decided to keep the basket it comes with to hold the media. I sliced the large sponge it came with horizontally about 1/3 of the size it was. This would act as mechanical filtration and provide a comfy bed for my live rock:



The tank, after completion. The tank temperature was 25C. It is as if the temperature didn't even change. By the way, I now use a thermometer, I had the Coralife Digital Thermometer which began to be off by a degree. Thermometer has always been accurate in the past, it will be again. :)



As far as my corals go, my gsp opened slightly, my zoos opened all the way, and my torch is still good to go still. I will be monitoring the tank all morning tomorrow. I'm really stoked about this, now I have room on the sand and an open swimming space. Oops did I say swimming? :D
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:27 AM   #95
 
So far, looking good.

You could probably sell your BC on your local CraigsList.

So, did you find your GEC?

And swimming space, eh?

Post some pics of when the water clears up.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:43 AM   #96
 
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Damn, lol. So that what you did last night. Looks good man. How long did it take you to convert over?

Is there anything you have to be prepared for when doing it or like do you have to be careful with any parameters spiking such things liek that, or pretty much just wait for the dust to settle?
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:54 PM   #97
 
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Yeh, took me about two hours from beginning to end. The only params I could see spiking are pH, but I've checked the final params and everything if all right. I checked the tank this morning and it seems to be doing all right.

Good news! I found my GEC. I used my spotlight at night to see what was up, and lo and behold, my GEC was grazing on the rock. I was very happy.

Now the only one I haven't found is 1 hermit crab. I wonder where he is, even in my BC8 I was always missing one.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:38 PM   #98
 
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Yeh, took me about two hours from beginning to end. The only params I could see spiking are pH, but I've checked the final params and everything if all right. I checked the tank this morning and it seems to be doing all right.

Good news! I found my GEC. I used my spotlight at night to see what was up, and lo and behold, my GEC was grazing on the rock. I was very happy.

Now the only one I haven't found is 1 hermit crab. I wonder where he is, even in my BC8 I was always missing one.
Odd.

I have found a used, 6Gallon BC that I have been looking at now. I know it is small, but I could do some sort of inverts thing.

The good thing is, is that the guy that is selling it is seeling it with 6lbs of LR that has running for a year and has really nice coral on it. And it comes with a filter, bioballs, pump, daylight and nightlight.

It looks nice. Im going to try to email him.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:48 PM   #99
 
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Try and do it. Although upon acquisition of the unit, ditch the bioballs and convert the rear into a refugium. A healthier, more stable solution to bioballs.

The rock inside the tank will provide adequate filtration during the conversion process. Also, I have a feeling you're referring to the NC, NanoCube units, I don't think Oceanic manufactured a 6G BC.

Good luck. :D
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:01 PM   #100
 
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Try and do it. Although upon acquisition of the unit, ditch the bioballs and convert the rear into a refugium. A healthier, more stable solution to bioballs.

The rock inside the tank will provide adequate filtration during the conversion process. Also, I have a feeling you're referring to the NC, NanoCube units, I don't think Oceanic manufactured a 6G BC.

Good luck. :D
Ah yes, I meant a NC.

Thanks for the tips.

I doubt it, but is there any possible way I could fit any SW fish in a 6Gallon NC?
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