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Old 10-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #21
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I went to Gerber's SaltWater ware house...
That's what I was afraid of..... I hate to talk bad about a particular place online, but these guys are all about the sale $$$. They keep poor looking coral tanks with aiptasia all over the place, usually have dead fish in their tanks, and will do things like keeping 15-20 hippo babies in one of the 2 gallon holding cells on the upper racks. And don't get me started about the giant stars & stripes puffer he keeps in that small cubicle...... been in there for years, beak's overgrown, but it's not for sale. If you're going to keep something like that, at least give it a good home.
Whatever advice you get from them, always come back here & verify for yourself before proceeding. That's where I went when I first got started, only to later find some of their advice was beyond horrible. Plus, the one decent employee he later picked up, that I got to know, was fired for giving good advice that was contradictory to making sales........

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I had my levels tested last Sunday when I did a water change routine, they were all zero and 8.4 ph
Well, if your blenny is accounted for, it didn't die & pollute the tank. A single pound of liverock wouldn't cause your levels to spike, which leaves the RBTA as the only other thing changed since last week........ Do a few 50% water changes to get your levels down and take it from there.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #22
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Oh dear 😟 I wish some LFS would just give good advice do you go to any others around here?

Did the chemicals make it worse?
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:44 PM   #23
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Oh dear �� I wish some LFS would just give good advice do you go to any others around here?
Coral Cove up in Englewood isn't bad. It's small, but knowledgeable owner & well kept tanks & equipment with good looking livestock. He also sponsors a local forum/club in the area. I don't think I'm allowed to post a link to another forum on here, so I'll PM it to you.
Corals Galore in Fairborn is a newer store in an industrial building..... it doesn't look like much, and I've never "probed" them for advice, but they've got pretty good prices on their fish & inverts.... corals prices are a bit high, but not bad, and much more colorful pieces than Gerbers.


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Did the chemicals make it worse?
Pretty much what you added was more of a neutralizer.... You're always better off with water changes to get rid of bad stuff rather than trying to bind it.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:55 PM   #24
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Nothing is better yet....
Everyone is still accounted for, but corals are looking rough and the anemone looks terrible.
Couldn't do anything today, I work 15 hours. Tomorrow going to do a huge water change and keep praying.
If it is a mini cycle, how long before it's back in place?
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I would remove the anemone.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #26
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Quick question... Do you have a refugium?
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Anyone want a bubble tip nem? Lol

And I have a trickle system with bioballs and a liverock and cheato
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Anyone want a bubble tip nem? Lol And I have a trickle system with bioballs and a liverock and cheato
Okay because I thought your caulerpa could've gone sexual, but you don't have any to go sexual! Lol. I'd take a BTA lol
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R u close to dayton? It's so stressed idk if it would ship well
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R u close to dayton? It's so stressed idk if it would ship well
Nope NH. Haha. I'm sure you'll find someone though.
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