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by Maggiec
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Thanks Hillehaus! I really lucked out with that LR. Lots of interesting shapes/textures. It just instantly cycled the tank, and I think the bristle worm population is calming down a bit too. I didn't see my YW goby for a week after adding him but he's grown a lot. I'm thinking he's been feeding on t...
by Maggiec
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Thanks, El Scorpio. I'm enjoying the tank so much. This hobby is so engrossing.
by Maggiec
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

I'll wrap up this thread with a last update. They are doing great, good appetite, loving their rock, not eating anything other than their food, etc. The clowns in fact are more greedy right now. When I drop in snails, they get to them first before they realize they don't like them and drop 'em; then...
by Maggiec
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Julia discovers something new
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Puff checks out rock
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I think I like my new digs
by Maggiec
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

I think I figured out why I can't seem to get nitrates lower. I had put a little bag of Purigen in pre skimmer & noticed water was overflowing instead of going thru. I thought it was the Purigen but when I took it out, it was still overflowing so I remembered there's a small sponge in there way at t...
by Maggiec
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Well, they are in! Whew...spent the whole day and late into the night. At first I thought I might be dripping too fast, so I slowed it to about a drop per sec. As night rolled in, I thought, maybe I need to speed this up. My husband rolled his eyes at my setup, heaters, dripline ,etc. He was like, c...
by Maggiec
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

I don't know why I have so many bristleworms. I'm definitely not overfeeding. I put their food in with the chopsticks & watch while they eat - very little goes uneaten. They are even in the zoa colony :? There were a bunch on the glass in one corner & I just scraped them off with the net. One minute...
by Maggiec
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Well, I woke up to find that my little halimeda sprout was completely eaten up. Sigh. C'est la vie, eh. I think the culprit was the blue-leg hermit, who was scaling the vertical wall (he loves to do this, I keep hearing the Mission Impossible music) up to that area when I turned off the lights. Agai...
by Maggiec
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Yes I read about gloves on one of these forums. So much you learn here! I used latex gloves & put a little elastic around my wrist. I'm looking at getting a pair of those really long gloves. Great idea. Stuff changes fast. Like I'm sure the clowns are bigger already (much more spunky/friendly too). ...
by Maggiec
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

It hasn't expanded yet
by Maggiec
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Ok, so it's not aiptasia. My niece had also bought me a peppermint shrimp (yes she is a very spontaneous buyer :D ) and I commuted his death sentence by returning him to the store. This lfs has more display tanks so it was cool to see stuff in beautiful natural settings (my usual store has more inve...
by Maggiec
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

image.jpeg Here's a close-up. Sorry, it's just taken with phone. Hillehaus, my little guy looks just like the one in your photo. I read aiptasia is like a mini palm tree (?) and this is not like that, it does not have a "trunk." The base is like a white disk and does look hard. (Aiptasia would be a...
by Maggiec
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Well I hope the new powerhead lasts more than a couple of weeks! :? I get scared when I see your tank. It's like my future staring me in the face. After vowing that this will be a fowlr, I found myself randomly googling everything there is to know about bubble tip anemones. What is happening?? So af...
by Maggiec
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Happy New Year! Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful 2016 :D Very exciting couple of days. On the bad news front, I learned a lesson with my powerhead purchase. After reading a ton of good reviews I bought a SunSun 1585 GPH Dual Pump Wavemaker Powerhead from Amazon. It seemed to work great for a ...
by Maggiec
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Starting up new tank for my GSPs
Replies: 103
Views: 13703

Re: Starting up new tank for my GSPs

Yes, that was one of the first things I read. Hope springs eternal, right? There are a few things in my favour, they were in a big community tank in LFS, they are young right now, I'm introducing them into tank in certain order, blah blah all of which I know may not matter, but I'll know & not wonde...