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Old 02/05/2018, 03:16 PM   #1
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New Mag added to the tank

What do you all think? It's the first nem my snowflake clowns have hosted in and they look as happy as 2 pigs in a mug.. I think the nem looks healthy too (knock on wood)




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Old 02/05/2018, 03:35 PM   #2
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Very nice, how long did you treat it for?

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Old 02/05/2018, 03:41 PM   #3
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Old 02/05/2018, 04:37 PM   #4
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Very nice, how long did you treat it for?

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Thank you, I'm pretty stoked!

4 days. I know most recommend 5-7, but I had reasons to take it out early. I honestly don't think it needed it from the get go though. It came in pretty healthy. This is what it looked like when it came in. It was obvi pretty p.o'd and the mouth was open, but I think it's pretty much made a full recovery (again, knock on wood)




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Old 02/05/2018, 04:38 PM   #5
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Thank you! Mags are what got me into reefing 15 years ago (well Riterri's back then) and this is the first time I've every tried my hand at one, so I'm pretty excited.


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Old 02/05/2018, 04:40 PM   #6
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Had to upload 1 more with both clownfish in the picture.. they seem to love it!!

Can anyone chime in and advise when I should start feeding it? I don't want to stress it out too soon.

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Old 02/05/2018, 05:19 PM   #7
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I am assumming you have good light? I think i have the same kind mag as yours, mine is about 12 to 18inches across. I started feeding my with mysis after two or three weeks in the DT and confirmed it still looked healthy. But now its been over 4 months. Now i started feeding mine silver side. I switch to silver side because i think it needed more food. I give it one silver side cut into about 4 or 5 pieces to feed it weekly. I might increase it to twice a week but im monitoring to make sure its ok.



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Old 02/05/2018, 06:14 PM   #8
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I am assumming you have good light? I think i have the same kind mag as yours, mine is about 12 to 18inches across. I started feeding my with mysis after two or three weeks in the DT and confirmed it still looked healthy. But now its been over 4 months. Now i started feeding mine silver side. I switch to silver side because i think it needed more food. I give it one silver side cut into about 4 or 5 pieces to feed it weekly. I might increase it to twice a week but im monitoring to make sure its ok.


Thanks for the response! I run LEDs, and have my controller set at about 60% so they should be plenty powerful. Can always turn them up if need be. Your mags gonna be huge if you're feeding silversides twice a week! Not that that's a bad thing lol. Do you have a pic of yours? I'd love to see it.


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Old 02/05/2018, 06:37 PM   #9
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Here is mine in a 110g mix reef.






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Old 02/05/2018, 07:26 PM   #10
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Here is mine in a 110g mix reef.





Both nems look great, I'm just in love with Mags haha. What color is yours? It's hard to tell with the LEDs. It looks to be a whitish purple. Also, how long have you had it for?


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I am assumming you have good light? I think i have the same kind mag as yours, mine is about 12 to 18inches across. I started feeding my with mysis after two or three weeks in the DT and confirmed it still looked healthy. But now its been over 4 months. Now i started feeding mine silver side. I switch to silver side because i think it needed more food. I give it one silver side cut into about 4 or 5 pieces to feed it weekly. I might increase it to twice a week but im monitoring to make sure its ok.

Silversides are a bad idea. Feed something meant for human consumption. Those silversides are not handled well enough after being caught to be sure they are not rotten. Plenty of people have killed Anemones with them. I use wild caught shrimp or fish on the rare occasion that I actually feed my mag or gigs.


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Old 02/05/2018, 09:02 PM   #12
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I guess its more tan or light purple with yellow tip..,


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Old 02/05/2018, 10:04 PM   #13
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Silversides are a bad idea. Feed something meant for human consumption. Those silversides are not handled well enough after being caught to be sure they are not rotten. Plenty of people have killed Anemones with them. I use wild caught shrimp or fish on the rare occasion that I actually feed my mag or gigs.


Interesting... been in the hobbies Years and never heard that... I'll snag some raw shrimp from the grocery store tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up!


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Old 02/05/2018, 10:07 PM   #14
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I guess its more tan or light purple with yellow tip..,


How long have you had it for?


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I think around 4 to 5 months only..


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The grocery store near me sells silver side for human consumption, would that be ok? They already took the head off and took the guts out?


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Old 02/06/2018, 12:27 PM   #17
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The grocery store near me sells silver side for human consumption, would that be ok? They already took the head off and took the guts out?


I would assume that if it's for human consumption it would be more than fine for the nem as far as bacteria and cleanliness.. I don't think you'd need to de head it, but I guess couldn't hurt..


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Old 02/07/2018, 10:07 AM   #18
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Why take a chance, silversides have been problematic for many nem keepers including myself, just too many safer options IMO.
Really no spot feeding even needed if light is good, and smaller foods like mysis are less stressful and more like what they would normally be taking in regularly in the wild.


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