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Old 06-15-2015, 02:01 AM   #91
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A little bit of discouraging news I believe I have a black bug or AEFW problem. I've completely lost an acro frag that now appears to have small non-moving light brown specs which could be AEFW egg sacs, plus I've seen some black bugs skitter around on some of my frags. I'll try to get some pictures up for identifications purposes.

At this point, I'm unsure what to do. I know I wanted a wrasse for pest control and I've read that melanurus are great for flatworms and sometimes eat red/black bugs. I know it's not a sure fix but I don't want to mess up my corals and rock to get out all my inverts so that I can dose interceptor.



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Old 06-15-2015, 08:08 AM   #92
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A little bit of discouraging news I believe I have a black bug or AEFW problem. I've completely lost an acro frag that now appears to have small non-moving light brown specs which could be AEFW egg sacs, plus I've seen some black bugs skitter around on some of my frags. I'll try to get some pictures up for identifications purposes.

At this point, I'm unsure what to do. I know I wanted a wrasse for pest control and I've read that melanurus are great for flatworms and sometimes eat red/black bugs. I know it's not a sure fix but I don't want to mess up my corals and rock to get out all my inverts so that I can dose interceptor.



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Sorry to hear about the bugs Oscar. I don't have any experience with that but I'm sure someone on here can help you out. Good luck!

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Old 06-15-2015, 03:22 PM   #93
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Sorry to hear about the bugs Oscar. I don't have any experience with that but I'm sure someone on here can help you out. Good luck!

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Thanks, I'll be getting the melanurus tonight so I'll see how it goes.


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Old 06-17-2015, 08:20 AM   #94
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Thanks, I'll be getting the melanurus tonight so I'll see how it goes.


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They are beautiful fish! Hope you get it cleared up. Just lost my wild yellow Acan not that long ago. I think it just didn't like my tank. No bugs or anything seen.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:45 PM   #95
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So, the melanurus has been in the tank for about a week now. Unfortunately, i don't see much of it except when the lights are out. I'm assuming it is just adjusting to my light cycle as the yellow wrasse i previously owned did.

As far as the pest problem is feared i had, it seems to have either never existed or gotten better. My two new valida and bonsai frags are encrusting nicely and coloring up well so i can't complain

I'm going to observe for a little while longer and if all goes well, I believe i will leave the tank as is and stop playing around with it. I remember when my previous 20G hit maturity, the less i played with it the better it went! All new and old corals were thriving, fish were happy, and most of all i was ecstatic! Ever since I upgraded, it was as if i had started a new tank to build up to. Don't get me wrong, i enjoyed it but i miss that stability. I know that WC's played a big role and i've since stepped up my game and it only accelerating the process which makes my life easier. So from now on, I'm going to halt any upgrades, let my sps grow in, and let my aquarium mature. I rushed this upgrade and it didn't go as smooth as i wanted so I'm gonna be patient with the next one!

Sorry for the long post, i just thought i should share! I promise a DSLR photo dump is on the way and I'm itching for a new SPS frag
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Ahh yes.... the new SPS frag itch. LOL. I get those from time to time and I've only found one cure for it. Can't wait to see the photo dump!
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Glad everything is going well. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

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I might just cure it by tomorrow! And thanks Donaldson, I took a few shots last night so I'll try to get them uploaded this evening.


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Old 07-03-2015, 06:37 PM   #99
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As promised...





Is it just me or did i unknowingly have a Red Planet?







More to come! Plus, the new addition
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Great pieces Oscar.


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