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Old 10-07-2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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what a night...

I bought the proper bulkhead for my aquarium yesterday. It turns out the opening for the bulkhead was 1 3/8" rather than 3/4". I had drilled my tank for the size of the PVC rather than the bulkhead. I did not know that the bulkhead would be larger.

So, I had to remove all my rock, sand and livestock to my sump and a holding tank. Then I had to re-drill my tank to fit the new bulkhead.

Once I was done, I moved everything back. My red sea star did not make it, and I believe that in the commotion, my condylactis anemone ate my cleaner shrimp (it spit out a claw this morning). I think my cleaner shrimp wasn't going to make it anyway, as i had quite a fit getting him out of the sump and back into the tank, and he squished himself into the pump manifold. He swam away when i put him in the tank, but i never saw him again, except the claw expelled from my anemone this morning.

My 6 line wrasse has gone into hiding in a rock and will not come out. My Zoanthids won't open nor will my xenia. My leather coral is ejecting slime.

Will my tank recover from the trauma? How do I know when a coral is dead and needs to be removed?

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Old 10-07-2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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sorry to hear about all of that. dont get rid of your coral unless they are decaying and breaking apart. the zoos will reopen in a few days most likely. same with the xenia. leathers are very tempermental coral. they will slough off or shed a layer when tramatized. give some time. it may take a week or two


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Old 10-07-2006, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks steve r. I am a bit worried. But my fish and stuff seems to be ok so far.
I treated them today to some real, fresh natural sea water, hoping they would cheer up. I live (and always have, I am a Bahamaian native) on the ocean, so getting the real, good stuff isn't too difficult (I just have to go outside). I live in Florida now, but the ocean is still close.

I ran the natural sea water over a coffee filter before introducing it to the tank. It is still relatively new (the aquarium), as am I to saltwater aquaria.

I just recently moved to Florida, and the ocean is a bit more rocky here than it was at home. I am staying with my sister now, who is also an enthusiast. You should see our home. It is fish tank after fish tank.
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