Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Special Interest Group (SIG) Forums > Nano Reefs
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 03/29/2017, 06:29 PM   #126
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
New light and steady parameters and my coralline algae and corals are doing GREAT!

On the other hand the flame angel went into an overflow and fatigued itself and died. No more fish for me.

Not unless a nameless benefactor wants to get me a Pygmy angelfish. Lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03/29/2017, 06:43 PM   #127
Diana A
Registered Member
 
Diana A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: NJ shore
Posts: 423
Sorry to hear about the fish


__________________
diana

Current Tank Info: 180g SPS started March 2014--- 90g SPS started May 2016 both bare bottom...60g LPS/Softies with sand
Diana A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/13/2017, 09:46 PM   #128
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
My shrimp has a clutch of eggs on it. Wut do?


Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_6253.jpg (55.1 KB, 74 views)
Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04/18/2017, 02:34 PM   #129
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
Eggs are gone. Fish are eating well. They love brine shrimp.


Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05/01/2017, 07:40 AM   #130
ReefWreak
Registered Member
 
ReefWreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Astoria, NYC
Posts: 9,926
Are you actually feeding brine shrimp, or were you just meaning they love shrimp eggs from your shrimp?

Brine shrimp are good for stimulating feeding, but they're not nutritionally useful for fishes. People have compared them to "the potato chips of aquarium fish". They'll like it, they'll eat it, but it's not good for them. Mysis should get the same response, but are much healthier nutritionally.


ReefWreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/02/2017, 10:38 PM   #131
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
One of the clowns isn't touching mysis. It only likes brine shrimp. It may be eating pellets I'll post back tomorrow after watching closely.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/01/2017, 07:30 AM   #132
Diana A
Registered Member
 
Diana A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: NJ shore
Posts: 423
anything new?


__________________
diana

Current Tank Info: 180g SPS started March 2014--- 90g SPS started May 2016 both bare bottom...60g LPS/Softies with sand
Diana A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/16/2017, 02:55 PM   #133
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
Clownfish are eating pellets now and are fat and healthy. Shrimp still molting once a month. I had my coralline algae recede on me. One chalice frag melted. All else looks ok but not really growing. Purple pseudo in the sump is happy and fat too. Not producing much skim any more. Added an air stone to the sump for higher ph.

All in all same


Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/18/2017, 02:34 PM   #134
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
In actuality I'm kind of bored with it all. Don't get me wrong I love it to death. But where my life is I can't afford any new corals to fill it up and the ones inside the tank aren't growing much. I do water changes and clean equipment and am actually considering going skimmerless because it's bare bottom and I don't keep nutrients around much. I melt softies with how low it is and I work so much I don't sit and enjoy it. Corals are expensive and people don't actually want to trade in my area, they just want cash. It's disheartening to be in a hobby where it's only a business and not fun.



Last edited by Bagabaga; 06/18/2017 at 02:44 PM.
Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/18/2017, 07:23 PM   #135
Diana A
Registered Member
 
Diana A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: NJ shore
Posts: 423
I hear ya! I am feeling the same way


__________________
diana

Current Tank Info: 180g SPS started March 2014--- 90g SPS started May 2016 both bare bottom...60g LPS/Softies with sand
Diana A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/19/2017, 05:29 PM   #136
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
maybe its all just impatience. I want to have more millepora and montipora digitata but I just don't have money. I'd like to buy big colonies and just paste them In the tank and call it a day.

I can maintain coral color's I just can't spark fast growth, or any growth for that matter, it all seems to happen in spurts and sputters, I try to maintain the parameters stable and it somehow gets out of hand.

Maybe I need to just hang out with more reef keepers in my area and make friends.


Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/21/2017, 07:04 PM   #137
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
Pvc return broke on me today while trying to remove it from the tank because flow has been less than stellar. After the break though I found a rubber grommet stuck in the return pipes. Looks like it came from a ball joint for a power head. Or maybe I'm missing a grommet somewhere. Or maybe the kids got it in the sump. Either way I'm waiting for pvc cement to cure as we speak to turn the flow on again. Also added another screw on union so it's easier to remove in the future.

Still bored though.


Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/21/2017, 10:17 PM   #138
Diana A
Registered Member
 
Diana A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: NJ shore
Posts: 423
wow not a good day


__________________
diana

Current Tank Info: 180g SPS started March 2014--- 90g SPS started May 2016 both bare bottom...60g LPS/Softies with sand
Diana A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/22/2017, 07:06 AM   #139
ReefWreak
Registered Member
 
ReefWreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Astoria, NYC
Posts: 9,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bagabaga View Post
maybe its all just impatience. I want to have more millepora and montipora digitata but I just don't have money. I'd like to buy big colonies and just paste them In the tank and call it a day.

I can maintain coral color's I just can't spark fast growth, or any growth for that matter, it all seems to happen in spurts and sputters, I try to maintain the parameters stable and it somehow gets out of hand.

Maybe I need to just hang out with more reef keepers in my area and make friends.
Believe me, you'll have growth. Just keep parameters in line, don't mess with too much at once, and you'll get growth.

Sorry you've had trouble and it's been a rough and sometimes disappointing road. I definitely know the feeling. I'm pretty rejuvenated from having an experienced tank maintenance guy come by and do some work (removing bubble algae) and having him make some suggestions on ways to improve my tank. You could have some local reefers come by and make recommendations (though they'd likely recommend going slow and steady ).

Where are you located? If you were in the NYC area, I'd be happy to throw you some corals (pieces to fill your tank, if you wanted).


ReefWreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/22/2017, 08:04 AM   #140
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
Lol I appreciate the kind words. I know it's mostly my own impatience with the slow and steady of it.

On the upside I love the led that I got from eBay and my corals aren't dead. I love the clownfish but they tend to stay in a corner when the flow is on in the tank and only explore when I'm turning the pump off for maintenance.

I'm in Colorado unfortunately but thank you! Maybe I haven't met those reefers out here that are more trade and exchange oriented. And I'd love to join a club but making meetings is hard because I work nights as a chef.

I'll be more patient for now and watch my tank grow.


Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/22/2017, 08:23 PM   #141
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
FOund out for some reason or another my stupid led heard me compliment it and decided today was the day to bug out. The automatic ramp up and down and off wasn't on. Light wasn't connected to the wifi.


Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/22/2017, 09:02 PM   #142
fishdip22
Registered Member
 
fishdip22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 95
What part of colorado are you stuck in?


__________________
An aquarium is just a submarine for fish.
fishdip22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/22/2017, 10:43 PM   #143
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
Not unfortunatecthat I'm in Colorado. Unfortunate that I'm not near wreak. Also not meaning to complain about my fellow reefers in Colorado. But it is all business with them. Last one I got was a trade for chaeto.

Also I'm in Westminster if anyone is curious.


Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/23/2017, 11:01 AM   #144
fishdip22
Registered Member
 
fishdip22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bagabaga View Post
Not unfortunatecthat I'm in Colorado. Unfortunate that I'm not near wreak. Also not meaning to complain about my fellow reefers in Colorado. But it is all business with them. Last one I got was a trade for chaeto.

Also I'm in Westminster if anyone is curious.
I really don't think its just Colorado I have noticed there is a new trend with coral every one thinks they can make money selling them. Just a few years back if you wanted a frag thank you had to go custom now they are for sale at most stores.


__________________
An aquarium is just a submarine for fish.
fishdip22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/23/2017, 06:29 PM   #145
ReefWreak
Registered Member
 
ReefWreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Astoria, NYC
Posts: 9,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishdip22 View Post
I really don't think its just Colorado I have noticed there is a new trend with coral every one thinks they can make money selling them. Just a few years back if you wanted a frag thank you had to go custom now they are for sale at most stores.
Yeah, it's good and bad. It stinks that people don't really want to trade, because everyone has everything that everyone else wants, so they just want to sell (which I'm fine with, if you're charging $5-15, but charging more than that is a little :-/ )

It's good because there's availability of stuff everywhere, and it's usually pretty reasonably priced. I bought almost entirely "named" corals for my tank, a few favorite ORAs, some Larry Jacksons, some Tubbs, and some other really awesome stuff and probably spent less than $500 (which sounds like a ton, but I think I started with 30ish corals, so that's not much money all things considered). When mine were growing a lot, I was selling and trading frags, usually $5-15.

The hobby has exploded since I started in it about 10+ years ago. I honestly think it didn't grow much until the early 2000s and then exploded. Between 1975 and 2001 I doubt there were that many advances. Maybe some extra bulb and pump choices, but generally it was the same stuff, or it changed from VHO to MH+VHO. Now there's SO MUCH STUFF available, including DIY, and some even based on great DIY pioneer work too.


ReefWreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/24/2017, 01:57 AM   #146
Bagabaga
Registered Member
 
Bagabaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 487
Absolutely getting more common and easier to be a reef keeper nowadays. I was around when halides and vho were standard and super expensive options. Also around during a site called fish geeks was super popular (dead site now) and I kept low tech planted tanks and aggressive freshwater fish.

Kept mostly fowlr tanks until I was 18, then I kept mushroom corals zoas and other cheap easy corals.

Named corals is a huge step backward in our hobby it makes these special animals seem so engineered. These creatures are amazing in all rights of the world. almost too special for our glass boxes.

This hobby has a high rate or failure compared to others. Maybe I need to wait until everything settles down. I love my fish and corals though and will continue to fill my box up.

I want some more frogspawn and hammers in different colors. I'm kind of over the sps bug right now. I just can't seem to keep them for long anyway. And if hey are around they don't grow much.


Bagabaga is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

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 On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:56 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014