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Old 06-24-2013, 04:44 PM   #491
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I just got a call that the skimmer and pump are on back order for a few weeks :/
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:26 AM   #492
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I got 2 new tangs this weekend and got them in the tank and confined so they could sniff each other out a bit. I flipped an old skimmer stand for the day. I was able to get all the tangs out and clip their barbs yesterday and then introduced everyone at the same time. So far so good. One has taken to the rear corner but no injuries as of the past 24hrs.

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:28 PM   #493
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I've never heard of clipping Tang's barbs. What is the point of taking away a natural defense?
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:48 PM   #494
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For that very reason. Since the hippo and yellow I had were already aggressive and had their territory marked in the tank, clipping barbs reduced the damage they could do 2 the new inhabitants. They're less of a threat and there "may" be a better chance for them all adjusting. The barbs are like a dog's nails or like our's. They will grow back in time and hopefully everyone will be adjusted by then.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #495
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A lot of companies will clip the barbs / scalpes to protect against ripping bags while being transported as well.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #496
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I can understand the reasoning behind clipping them but if they are going to fight and bicker, they are still going to do damage regardless
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:07 PM   #497
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Quick weekend warrior update without pics:
  • Finished welding the light rack. I'll won't be drilling this for a week or two.
  • Added a 3rd MP10w in the center of the tank
  • Changed the light schedule/program to see if I've had them too bright for too long.
  • Finished the first door a local guy's nano stand. One more to go.
  • Ordered fish for me and a few others today from Live Aquaria for the first time to see how they are.
  • Sold a bunch of fish I ordered last week.
  • All 3 yellow tangs are getting along "somewhat". 2 are joined at the hip and the other just seems to stay out of the way.
  • 20g water change
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #498
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Sounds pretty boss man. You won't be disappointed with LA's stuff. I only wish I had more money to use them more often!

Also, what did you lower your Radions to? I ended up using schedule that the guys at Ecotech were using on their tanks. Results did improve, but my colors are still dull, trying to figure out if I have hidden phosphates or if it is the lighting.
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I'm in the same boat as you on the lights and dull/washed out colors. I was using the app and running VMware so that I could run it on windows. I finally signed up for the browser beta and installed the connection manager for Mac. I ended up picking some enhancing template they had and put the whole thing at 75%. I'm not 100% happy with it but wasted enough time already. I'm waiting on a bigger skimmer and dosed a few things after reading up on how to enhance color.

As for LiveAquaria, I saw they had the Naso tangs on sale so I got a few people together locally to go in and get free shipping. Let's hope it all works out tomorrow.

... and someone call the tang police because I'm going to offend everyone here
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See, that is the problem I have. But my skimmer is rated at 150 gallons...on a 55 with 20 sump and skimming like a champ. I just switched out of high capacity GFO into Cobalt's new anti-phosphate resin to run along side of my purigen. So we'll see. I like resins and want it to be my cure all.
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