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Neil82's build-off competition entry

Discussion in 'Competition Entries' started by neil82, May 4, 2019.

  1. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    It is kind of funny sounding, isn't it? I did my maintenance today, but didn't clean the glass. So it's still ugly! All I wanted was a tank that was pretty and shiny haha.
     
  2. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Photo from 7/27 before doing maintenance. 20190727_145203-1200x1600.jpg
     
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  3. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    What’s it look like after the maintenance?


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  4. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I meant to take a picture, but forgot to. Now it's coming due for maintenance again so I'll grab a photo once it's cleaned up. The purple frilly gorg had some die off. I'm wondering if it will come back..
     
  5. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Friendly reminder that you need to post up on your progress to remain current in the competition and it must include a pic!
     
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  6. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks for the reminder. It's been a busy end of summer. Did maintenance on the tank today. 5 gallon water change. Sorry, the picture is not great. I'll change 5 more gallons tomorrow and try for a better picture. No other additions of livestock. 20190908_194814-1200x1600.jpg
     
  7. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I should add that the purple frilly gorg and purple whip gorg did not survive and have been removed.
     
  8. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    My gorg didn't make it either. Have to try another order soon.
     
  9. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I still have the golden plume gorg which I really like the looks of.
     
  10. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    More pics today. 20190909_204856-1200x1600.jpg 20190909_204817-1600x1200.jpg
     
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  11. flagg37

    flagg37 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Why do you think they died?
     
  12. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Not sure. First time trying to keep gorgs. Maybe it's overall water quality with this tank being new and still getting established. But to recap what happened, I was doing maintenance and scraped a bunch of algae off the glass which then drifted and got stuck on the gorgs. I left things as is for a day or so, but then decided I would reach in the tank and try to shake the gorg off (this was the purple frilly one). When I did this, a lot of the 'flesh' of the gorg came off too leaving a thin skeleton left behind. I was hoping the gorg would come back, but after a few days, it looked mostly dead so I removed it.
     
  13. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Did you ever target feed it?


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  14. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I did not target feed. Is target feeding still required for photosynthetic gorgs? I was thinking the issue was more with getting smothered by algae.
     
  15. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Depends on the gorg. Some absolutely have to be target fed, but many others don't. It also could be a flow thing, gorgs generally need a ton of random flow, so that things dont settle on their branches. They dont have any way to keep their branches clean, they depend on the flow to do it for them
     
  16. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    I was just curious.


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  17. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    The flow is pretty limited currently. Just the return pump. I think I should put a small pump or powerhead in the tank.
     
  18. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I think I'll try it with the gorg I still have. I am trying to be cautious about how much food goes in the tank. But I could do it before a water change.
     
  19. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

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