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by Maggiec
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

They sure do like to hunt, that's for sure. My tank has a sizeable population of the bigger amphipods, and both the GSPs and the long nose hawkfish love to hunt them. When the daylights go off, they all hunt intently around the rockwork, which seems to be a great way to keep them out of trouble. I'v...
by Maggiec
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

I've had success with those great big turbo snails. I have an electric blue hermit that does incredible cleaning - this is the great big one, not the little blue ones. My guys also totally ignore the tuxedo urchin who is excellent. They do still occasionally check out the 2 smaller hermits. They sho...
by Maggiec
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: current orbit marine led 36 to 48.....enough for a 33G?

I'm pretty happy with my SB Reef lights. The price is quite reasonable too. I've tried out a couple of SPS and they've shown good growth and colour.
by Maggiec
Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13192

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Yes, definitely the mandarin is not a fish you add on a whim and I did a lot of research. My understanding is that my tank is the minimum size for one, and needs to be rock heavy with consideration given to the maturity and pod population. Also no other pod eaters like wrasses. I've added from two p...
by Maggiec
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13192

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

So I took the plunge & got a mandarin. I was advised it's best to get one just freshly arrived, and when I saw this amazing, full-of-beans male who was just the right size, I couldn't resist. I got a bag of Rod's Pods to supplement my own population (altho I still scan the rocks/glass obsessively to...
by Maggiec
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13192

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

So Julia probably got enough of the Prazipro in because she looks a lot better. Her tummy is nicely rounded even before eating. Diddy is way beefier (he's muscular!) and is pushy at feeding time so I've made sure she gets her fair share (easy to control as they eat right off the chopsticks) image.jp...
by Maggiec
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: 40G Breeder Valentini Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Re: 40G Breeder Valentini Tank

I vote for a long-nose hawk (but I'm biased :wink:). My Fergus (may he swim in peace) was very fast & capable of competing for food, but without any aggression issues. I really miss him & would love to find another one
by Maggiec
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13192

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

I had a little cyano?dino? issue, not sure which. Looked like dino but wasn't killing anything. I did a lights out but mostly credit my CUC, especially the urchin & conches who are cleaning machines. I also started vacuuming my sand with the siphon and it's done wonders. It's that special grade arag...
by Maggiec
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13192

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Aaaghhhhh! Fergus, my long nose hawk, jumped out of the tank!! I always count the fish when I pass the tank & when I didn't see him, I checked the floor and to my horror, there he was all dried up already :crying2: I have very tight fitting egg crate on top, but he must have jumped out right after f...
by Maggiec
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Clean Up Crew
Replies: 2
Views: 2216

Re: Clean Up Crew

I have 2 large turbos, tuxedo urchin & electric blue leg hermit that have been fantastic on rocks. Fighting conch & orange lip conches are fantastic cleaning sand & fun to watch too (very quick to duck eyes etc inside at approach of any fish so they've been safe from puffers so far. Their shells see...
by Maggiec
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13192

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Pokeystar, you're gonna love full marine - so much fun :D
I can stare at the tank for hours (while my husband rolls his eyes)
by Maggiec
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13192

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

No, unfortunately it's my fave rock that is a cool crescent shape that is perfect as the top to my rockscape. They are very happy & stay snuggled up together, darn them. They are so close I'd be afraid to try to get a chisel between them anyway. I searched for Prazipro dosing info but just wanted to...
by Maggiec
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13192

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Here they are again. Puff is much rounder
by Maggiec
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13192

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

Yay!! Today marks the 1-year anniversary of my puffers coming into my home :cheers: We've been thru a lot (can't believe it's only been 1 year!) and I can't say enough about how fun and rewarding it's been. :D I tried to detach Evan Jr from the rock so I could sell him. I tried every method you coul...
by Maggiec
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Journal - puffers & tankmates
Replies: 60
Views: 13192

Re: Tank updates - puffers & tankmates

My anemone split!! :shock: image.jpeg The new one was about a quarter of the "dad" & after a day or two I thought it was a dying piece being shed. It looked so shrunken & pathetic, I considered scraping it off & tossing it. I fed it mysis & it ate. Lo and behold it bubbled up the next day & in anoth...