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Old 08-30-2011, 12:23 PM   #101
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Oh, and the sale is off... lol Well let's say $80. lol
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #102
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Cabezon,

Let me start by saying that I bought this set-up used about 10 weeks ago, I think, and at that point the tank had been setup for (4) years. I moved everything to my apt, and the only fish that came with it were the (4) green chromis.

I did see a very small mini cycle from some LR dieoff at the very beginning, but within literally 3 or 4 days, the parameters were perfect.

As far as sand, I can honestly say that I have no idea, again it came with the tank, and furthmore the previous owners "claimed" that the sand was from a tank that was running for the previous (6) years before that one, and they transferred the sand there.

When I lost my flame, I did test my water and all params were in check.

The only thing left for me to believe at this point is that in betwen adding the PH's and the diamond goby kicking up the sand, the combination caused a release of some bad junk hidden in the sand. The flame and the royal may have just been to fragile to adapt, while the chromis, wrasse, and goby were more hardy and survived the intrusion.

My water parameters still look great, and I'm doing another pwc on Saturday to get trates even lower - they were at 20 before last Saturday's pwc.

Thanks for the input.

Oh and I'm not 100% sure that my Chromis is preggo, she's been hanging out behind the overflow box with her bf. Plus ther belly is getting even bigger, about twice the size of the others, and her orange spot is very noticable. I've been trying to capture a pic, but to no avail at this point.
I don't want to be a downer, but the fish might have an impacted bowel. This will cause their bellies to swell up and eventually die, unfortunately. Will keep fingers crossed.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:58 PM   #103
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Thanks Greg, I appreciate all view-points. Gives me more to think about. Well I hope the bad news doesnt come in three for my tank.

I will keep updating!
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So l was going to ask if u have anymore pics of your tank I am wanting to c how it is looking with it all together
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:53 PM   #105
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Rob, I did take one pic this morning that shows mostly everything but the fish. Here ya go... and I'll get more when I start updating sump, etc.
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Wow that looks amazing I like the depth you have as well looks really good
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:57 AM   #107
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:22 AM   #108
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I had a fish I thought was preggo, I put it into a little breeder thing. It pooed its body weight. Wth FW fish we give peas squeezed out of their skins. I can imagine it would work for SW too.

For the sand, I use a product called bioclear. This is usually on a new tank. I kick everything up,use the bioclear and add a lot of filter floss. In my 125 I put floss in the sock. It cleared up in 3 days of repeated kicking up and floss changing. If this is used sand there is all sorts of waste. If you didn't wash the sand, you are probably right about disturbing the nastiness from below.
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Thanks for the tip...

This has already been a crazy day... I start off the day as any other, feeding the tank. Today was mysis day, and usually this means a frenzy. I put the shrimp in and watch as everyone goes crazy trying to get a ton. Today, though someone was missing... Yup the fatty chromis. So thinking what Greg said may have happened I started to scope around the tank for remains. Instead I see a tiny mouth peeking though a tiny hole on the top of my LR. Instinctively I ran to the sink, boiled off my skin and came back out and used my finger to "push" the fish out. Well this let to getting bit a few times.

I then tried to use a thermometer probe casing and nothing. Of course this is in a piece of LR that weighs 25lbs, so I pick up the rock and flip it, and sure enough the fatty is stuck. I shake and shake and turn the rock towards the PH which ended up pushing the fish out.

Upon doing this however, I kicked up enough dust to barely see into the tank. So when I decieded to replace the rock, it didn't sit properly and tumbled, causing three others to tumble and (6) of my new corals to go flying around the tank!

I can barely see in the tank, but I think I got everyone repositioned... WOW.
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Glad you got him out! Stinks that you have a sandstorm now but at least the fish is safe.

i woke up to a flood myself so my day isnt going as splendidly as I would want either. lol

Gotta get better as the day goes on though right? hehe
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