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Old 03-05-2014, 10:13 PM   #2171
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Dary's tank!

I use to struggle keeping tangs alive. Over the years I killed several. But in all honesty, not trying to do anything but say what I experienced, there were only three things I needed to do to finally have disease resistant fat tangs. Feed them something daily, provide adequate horizontal swimming room and design the rock work to supply hiding and sleeping areas. When I did that almost all my tang worries went away.

But that's also choosing tank mates wisely, for instance throwing Bozo the clown tang into the big reef would be disastrous.

As to the trigger, I doubt they would notice each other unless you have the Norman Bates of psyco triggers.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:22 PM   #2172
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I use to struggle keeping tangs alive. Over the years I killed several. But in all honesty, not trying to do anything but say what I experienced, there were only three things I needed to do to finally have disease resistant fat tangs. Feed them something daily, provide adequate horizontal swimming room and design the rock work to supply hiding and sleeping areas. When I did that almost all my tang worries went away.

But that's also choosing tank mates wisely, for instance throwing Bozo the clown tang into the big reef would be disastrous.

As to the trigger, I doubt they would notice each other unless you have the Norman Bates of psyco triggers.
Yep that's him ol' Norman ,...
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:43 AM   #2173
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Do you use a security cam when you go away? I am going to Hawaii too so I bought this camera to have 24/7 view of my reef on my iPhone and iPad. Didn't cost much but gives a solid peace of mind. If something is off then you can call someone to check on it. Chances are you have one already but thought I would share this info anyway.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:34 AM   #2174
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Greg also suggested that i get one of these also.., its just a matter of time now until i pull the switch and join the 21 st century ... . Thank you !
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Yeah..but what can you do if you see something horrible? I would rather not know.
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You can call your best buddie and say head for my house, the tang is eating the trigger fish.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:50 PM   #2177
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Yeah..but what can you do if you see something horrible? I would rather not know.
I dunno ,sometimes maybe a quick glance might help relieve the mind a little,,.... On my old tank loaded with all the hob equipment i remember that something overflowed and caused the sump to drain to a point that it was pushing air and water back into the tank,.luckily my bro caught it in time and sent me a picture ,.. I remember saying something to the effect of "what the heck" and kinda walked him thru getting it back running until I got home again ,... This tank is nothing like how that tank was setup BUT maybe a quick glance could have nipped it in the bud before it got too bad???? Peace of mind I guess ?
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For $100 and a Internet connection it is worth the peace of mind.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:04 PM   #2179
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21st century joined,....wifi cam up and running!!! My nephew ( who works in the computer trade ) came over and we installed a wifi router ,a wifi extender and my wifi camera,..... A few snags along the way but after some great tech support all the way from Bangkok we ( he) got it all up and running..... Whew!!! Wish I had a cold one right about now!!!!
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Very cool! You will amazed at the peace of mind that will bring. Now you need a controller that's Internet enabled. Then you can see temp, ph and other stuff on your phone. My wife says I'm dangerous because I am a gadget junkie.
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