New Additions Out Of Qt And Into Dt

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  1. Winks

    Winks New Member

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    Here are my latest additions to the FOWLR tank. They were happy and eating as soon as I got them home from Extreme! They are now eating and making new friends in the DT. Of course I have named them. The Flame is Bernie and the GBTA is Bubbles2.0 Thanks Nathan.


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    Well added a couple more to the DT. They look very comfortable in their new home. Bubble Coral I'm hope to keep as one of the main features of the tank. It's a great looking coral and I wish I could have gotten more from Yvette. The plate coral has opened up entirerly! I guess it's not a FOWLR tank anymore.


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    nathan Super Active Member Website Affiliate

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    Looks awesome Tim!!
     
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    Looking good! Just keep the bubble coral away from the plate as the bubble will attack. It is amazing how long its tentacles are. I was always having to pull a tentacle off of my other corals on a daily basis. Still I loved that bubble and it definitely was a focal point in my tank! :)
     
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    Great additions
    It's nice to learn about the new homes of aquatic creatures - especially when they have been acquired from forum members !
    Good luck and thanks for posting
     
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    Yes I have read about the long tentacles and how aggressive the bubble coral can be. The plate is 8 to 10 inches away so I believe out of any danger. I gave a lot of thought as to where to place the bubble so if I do put anymore corals in this tank, they will be able to co-exist. From what I understand, the plate is also semi-aggresive so I'll keep an eye on where I might place any corals around it as well even though the tentacles are short.
     
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    Well it's been 4 months now with a move to a bigger apartment. Thought I would do a little tank update. I believe everything survived the move and all seem to be happy campers. Hopefully you'll see some differences and improvments. With the bigger apparment now will come another DT. Time to start planning. I have been collecting equipment and planning for the 110g I have been looking at empty for about 6 months now. I'll get a build post going soon. I've been seeding the live rock for it for about 5 months now. I see all kinds of critters in there when the lights are off and I get the flash light out. :D

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    yveterinarian Super Active Member

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    Looking great!
     
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    Another addition. This Red Chili took to the tank like it had been there for months. First night after lights out it was fully out. This picture was taken with the lights starting to go out for the night. It's just starting to come out. Will be about 2 hours and it will be dark.


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    Also wanted to show how much my leather has grown in 2 months



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    yveterinarian Super Active Member

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    Looking very nice. I always wanted a Red Chili coral but, alas, it wasn't to be. Glad it likes your tank. :)
     
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    After 3 weeks in the DT, I think the Red Chili coral is liking it's new home. This was taken about 2 hours after lights out. Fully out and feeding. Has a nice cave to minimize the amout of light during the day and helps reduce the flow for it. Going to start to spot feed this weekend. I have some frozen baby brine that I'll thaw and feed with then broadcast the remaing for the rest of the corals in the tank to feed off of. 20171204_235712.jpg
     
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    LOOKS VERY NICE. I have a question. Does the heater heat the water more evenly when it is in the middle of the tank? What about if you put one heater on each end of the tank?
     
  13. Winks

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    Thank you. It's still a work in progress, hoping some day to have a great looking tank as some of the other members here have!

    When I first started cycling my tank, I did a lot of research on this very topic. I've been in the heating/cooling business most of my life, so the subject for me is very interesting. I did some experiments with a lotexperiments of different configurations of heaters. Some in the middle, one at each end, one high and one low, etc. I found that with it in the centre of the tank, the variation from one end of the tank to the other stayed relatively the same. Meaning the ends of the tank were both a bit cooler than the center of the tank but were the same. With heaters at both ends I could not keep the ends of the tank even. One was always warmer than the other. It was not much of a difference, maybe 1/4 degree F. but none the less a difference. Therefore I decided to go with the center of the tank. Now if you add the flow to the tank, then theroy tells you it will make no diffence. Just my opinion though. Idealy, a heater in a sump is the best option, but I don't have one on the system yet. Some day that will change.
     

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