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Old 10-06-2015, 05:12 PM   #2911
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Interesting about the monti. Wasn't it the chalices that took that hit last vacation?


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My chalices are the "canary in the mine." Anything goes haywire and they are the first to go.


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Old 10-06-2015, 05:42 PM   #2913
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Interesting about the monti. Wasn't it the chalices that took that hit last vacation?


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Hank , ...Re the chalices ,.. Hmmmm if you're trying to talk me out of my Hawaii vacations just to stay home and watch the tank then forget it !!!

No worries, we!re going fix things and get things back to snuff and plan out next year's trip to Hawaii again.


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Interesting analogy


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Are chalices hard to keep? I picked up one that was unmarked for about $15 at the LFS. Someone ID it for me as a Hollywood Stunner.

Just wanting to see if I'm expecting a challenge in the future with it


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Old 10-06-2015, 06:01 PM   #2916
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Are chalices hard to keep? I picked up one that was unmarked for about $15 at the LFS. Someone ID it for me as a Hollywood Stunner.

Just wanting to see if I'm expecting a challenge in the future with it


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Caleb,..I think Imo that it's all about keeping your water parameters up to snuff and stable ,... Where I went wrong on my chalices were letting the Alk drop way too low... That's why I bought the dosing pumps,...now if I can only get it to drip into the tank I'd be happy .
So far all my chalices are doing good ,... Im Sure anything wether its monti's, chalices or mushrooms sooner or later things become challenging , that's what keeps us all going ,...the challenge of trying to figure everything out !!! Good luck Caleb


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Caleb,..I think Imo that it's all about keeping your water parameters up to snuff and stable ,... Where I went wrong on my chalices were letting the Alk drop way too low... That's why I bought the dosing pumps,...now if I can only get it to drip into the tank I'd be happy .
So far all my chalices are doing good ,... Im Sure anything wether its monti's, chalices or mushrooms sooner or later things become challenging , that's what keeps us all going ,...the challenge of trying to figure everything out !!! Good luck Caleb


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Thanks barb,...it was an amazingly relaxing little trip ,.. My tanks parameters are pretty much back to snuff since the vacation issues with the pumps etc,.. My large monti spiraling cluster has really bleached itself out but at least things are back where they need to be so we'll see what time has in store for it ,... Funny tho as that seems to be the only coral in the whole tank that seemed to be impacted , everything else looks and seems to be doing great . ,now I'll be looking towards getting me a couple more exotic hammers and torches to close out that perimeter fencing around my hairy mushrooms colony to keep it at bay .
I'm glad things are back to normal. Isn't it just like Murphy's law to mess things up when you go away. I went on vacation a,few years back. I did water changes on all the tanks and cleaned my birds cages and gave them fresh water. When I returned, I found do one of my birds dead and the other one in the same cage was screaming at me when I came in the door. Upon closer inspection I found that the water bottle was empty. Evidently I didn't screw the lid back on tightly and the water slowly Leaked out.😢

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Sad way to loose a bird. My McCaw has been with me over 30 years.


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I just ordered a gold hammer coral and two small gold torches to add to the electric Fence around the invasive mushroom colony ,... Hopefully , they'll respond to my tank and do their job as planned .
I also ordered a acan frag and a really spiffy looking chalice frag to color up things a bit.
Barb ,...eeeek regarding the loss of the pet bird , I bet you still feel horrible about that even to this day ,..greg ,.i figured you were going to mention the mc caw ,... ,...nice to see you still have em .



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