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Old 11-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #251
 
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If you talking about bar gobies Ptereleotris zebra it is usually best to introduce them at the same time and if you can't then make sure here are enough hiding spaces and that the new arrival gets to eat as well. These fish need to eat quite frequently so feeding multiple times a day is optimal.
All were introduced together and have been together since before I got them (picked the trio up from a local reefer).

Their current behavior only started in the last 2-3 weeks.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #252
 
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Update!
Diatom bloom, added astrea snails, under control.

Purchased two clownfish and because i dont have a quarantine tank (yeah i know... i would love one but no room) added them to the tank after aclimation.

Day two everyone is eating good.


Cyano bloom, i was thinking it's been coming up since I installed my powerhead soooooooo I decided to change my powerhead from powerhead to circulation pump.
Fish were thrown to the other side of the tank, hermit crabs were ripped from their cubbies across the sand, clinging to whatever they could for dear life.

Hoping the increased flow will take care of the cyano since i didnt have it before i went to powerhead.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #253
 
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Added food from a larger feeding regiment makes more phosphates and more fish bio load is adding to the ammonia\nitrate levels all of wich easily converts to algae growth. I would not add more fish until the algae\cyano bloom is over. This all sounds like the cycle I was talking about earlier as some times they can show up weeks later. You might want to look into some chemical media to strip out some nitrates and phosphates from the water column stopping the algaes before it even forms this way once things are under control you wont starve out a bunch of snails, you said you picked up 12 a few posts back and you see you have picked up more snails.Make sure you are gravel vacuming the dead spots in your tank and rinse your filter frequently to prevent organic buildup. Also if the cyano gets too good of a foot hold you may need to employ the chemi clean products to get the upper hand on things. And as I have said before macro algaes can help compete for the same nutrients that the unwanted algaes use.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:00 PM   #254
 
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I run GFO (Chemipure Elite) and the snails I added were just those 12, I just stated it a second time.

I knew the algae bloom would come thats why I waited until the bloom started before I purchased the snails. It's all under control right now save for the cyano.

The cyano actually started when I switced from a circulation pump to a power head. There was alot less flow and dead spots so with the switch back I'm seeing everything kicking up.

I'll leave it be for a few days and then see what's changed.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #255
 
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My Bad I read wrong, looks like you are on top of it. I am having a go with the cyano in one of my tank as well and I may have to go with a chemical method or strip the water
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #256
 
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My Bad I read wrong, looks like you are on top of it. I am having a go with the cyano in one of my tank as well and I may have to go with a chemical method or strip the water

I don't want to go with the chemical method, I'm hoping this clears up soon. This is my first cyano experience and I do no like it at all, no I do not.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:41 PM   #257
 
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I hope it clears up quickly for you both! Cyano is no fun! :/
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:15 PM   #258
 
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The increased flow works wonders, the big spot of cyano is gone and now a few little spots remain. Going to be moving the circ pump a bit to see if i can get rid of those too.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:37 AM   #259
 
If parts of your CUC are disappearing, it may be the pistol shrimp. (I know this is chiming in late) Pistol shrimp will go after anything on the outside edge of the burrow they're working. I've watched it and heard it in my tank. They're pretty peaceful until someone gets in their territory. Glad to see you've got your tank recovered and back up.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:17 AM   #260
 
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If parts of your CUC are disappearing, it may be the pistol shrimp. (I know this is chiming in late) Pistol shrimp will go after anything on the outside edge of the burrow they're working. I've watched it and heard it in my tank. They're pretty peaceful until someone gets in their territory. Glad to see you've got your tank recovered and back up.
Oh I know it's him alright. He's a Tiger Pistol so he's fierce. And I saw him go after a few hermits in the early days.
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