Posted 26 July 2009 - 04:35 PM
Please post your experiences with these wonderful animals whether good or bad, at what stage your tried them, and possibly water params if you have records
Thanks all in advance
Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:53 PM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:08 PM
Surely its not just you had nemenemones tho LOL
Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:40 PM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:44 PM
normal para under 250 halides
now in sump getting bigger and bigger under 2x54 watt t5
looking for new home
lovely creature just wish they would stop running around tank
laguna 7500 return pump, ocean runner 6500
tunze ts 24 kit
Grotech hea 250 skimmer, deltec 601 calcium reactor tmc, controller-monitor
deltec fr509 reactor
2x 400 watt luminarc 10 k 2x 54 ati actinic , sanders 200 mg ozone . orp controller
ro auto top up & ball valve sp3000 kit
Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:57 PM
Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:52 PM
Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:04 PM
The pattern i seek is one that would give us a greater understanding of what these animals need. Water quality is the main issue to address but without total precision kits i feel i may run a blank.
This will lead to trials with my own stock once i get a new tank!
Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:20 PM
Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:16 PM
I would not have another nem in a tank with SPS or LPS corals, as when my streams used to stop working (due to stomatela snails or calcium build up or mechanical failure), the change of water flow in the tank would often make them go for a walk. Whilst on their walk, they could smoke some corals and this is the main reason why I would not have another in an SPS/LPS reef.
I will likely set up a dedicated clown and nem tank in the future though.
Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:30 AM
Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:00 AM
Then about 2 years ago I had a 12" blue carpet but moved that on after I saw it sting and eat a mandarin and a 4" foxface in the same week
Never had a problem actually keeping them though
Check out www.Reefpark.net if you have a minute
Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:46 AM
Added it to the aquarium before any corals to let it settle in the sand bed.
After a few weeks added a couple of perc clowns.
Beautiful creature and has never moved since its introduction.
One of my best additions to the tank and is now about 14 inches i diameter..
Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:19 PM
It's foot is well wedged into a cave in the rockwork and at night it moves itself into the cave. As soon as the actinics come on it starts to come back out until is is something like 12 - 14" in diameter.
The tank parameters have been pretty stable since the tank was setup - however I did have a 52 hour power outage which sent PO4 and nitrates upwards for a week or two until I got them back under control. During that period ALK dropped as well (can't remember where to I am afraid). The tank temp swings about 2 degrees during the summer months and I run with the balling lite method, so apart from during the above problems alk, mag and ca have been stable. I should probably add that the tank has always been run on a ULNS system, started with FM and then moved to Zeo. I feel my tank is leaning towards heavily stocked, but that's just my feelings, others may disagree.
I do feed it, but probably only about once a month or so, and then it is just with one lance fish.
This is a fairly old picture of it.
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