Salty Setup .A small step towards a reef.

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Re: Salty Setup .A small step towards a reef.

Unread postby Ashok » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:28 pm

Sounds like feather worms,but you should poke it with something. If it sucks in to the rock,it is likely aiptasia.If it just folds up,it is just probably a harmless creature may be zonthids or feather worms.
If it confirms that it is a type of aiptasia then use Red sea aiptasiaX/joice juce or any other to eradicate it as early as possible otherwise it will spread in your tank very quickly.

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Re: Salty Setup .A small step towards a reef.

Unread postby rock » Tue May 20, 2014 3:26 pm

can aluminium screws be used in marine tank?
i want to use the same for attaching rocks together, so that the do not fall.
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Re: Salty Setup .A small step towards a reef.

Unread postby Romi » Wed May 21, 2014 12:39 am

Rock, were you able to confirm it was the aisptasia only (sorry about the spelling!)....?

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Re: Salty Setup .A small step towards a reef.

Unread postby rock » Wed May 21, 2014 12:16 pm

Romi wrote:Rock, were you able to confirm it was the aisptasia only (sorry about the spelling!)....?

no it was not aiptasia.it was like some small feather duster. the have completely disappeared now.
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Re: Salty Setup .A small step towards a reef.

Unread postby Ashok » Thu May 22, 2014 12:05 pm

rock wrote:can aluminium screws be used in marine tank?
i want to use the same for attaching rocks together, so that the do not fall.


Never use any type of metals in salt aquarium.
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Re: Salty Setup .A small step towards a reef.

Unread postby rock » Thu May 22, 2014 12:44 pm

Ashok wrote:
rock wrote:can aluminium screws be used in marine tank?
i want to use the same for attaching rocks together, so that the do not fall.


Never use any type of metals in salt aquarium.

Thank you Ashokji,
But how do i keep the rock structure together.
they are all live rocks in my old tank and i want to build a structure for my new tank from the same rocks.
please suggest something.
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Re: Salty Setup .A small step towards a reef.

Unread postby Ashok » Thu May 22, 2014 1:05 pm

You can use plactic cable ties,pvc pipes or some reef safe epoxy.
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Re: Salty Setup .A small step towards a reef.

Unread postby marineindian » Sat May 24, 2014 2:21 am

Dear Rock,
You may want to consider using epoxy specially meant for creating structures out of rocks. This epoxy is commercially available and can be left to solidify within the water. Also, as mentioned by Ashok, PVC pipes etc provide valuable reinforcement to the structures.