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Old 05-11-2014, 08:31 PM   #401
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I don't think the light is suspect if it went that quick. How long did it take to lose it's zooxanthellae?
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:35 PM   #402
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It started the next day after I brought it home. It never opened or extended it feeder tentacles since I got it. Could it have been on its way out when I got it?
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I don't know. How is your alk?
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:52 PM   #404
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Last time I checked it was a little low from where I usually keep it, it was at 8 dkh. I like to keep it a little above 9dkh.
Little odd since everything else is looking good. :-(

Oh got a new acan last night at our reef club meeting from the raffle, nice to win coral. lol

Been thinking of what fish to add to this tank, I generally get fish at the end of the month when I get paid...
What do you guys suggest? It's an open top tank and so far I have:
Pair of true Perc Clowns
Pixie hawfish
Hawaiin Hawkfish
Golden headed sleeper goby
I've had so many fish that I think I have gone through most of the regular fish you see in the trade, so was looking for something different maybe....But not too expensive.
I was throwing around the idea of a firefish and a blenny....I know, I know they arent "different" but I am scraping the bottom of the barrel as far as ideas lol
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:26 PM   #405
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What about some sort of anthias? Some of them have some really appealing colors
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:28 PM   #406
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I wouldn't put anthias in a 40 breeder. How about something not 100% reef safe like a Toby puffer? Go a little crazy you know
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:21 AM   #407
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LOL, yeah I would love anthias, BUT I too think the tank isnt suited for three, which is what I MAY do in the 180g at some point. I kept one square back anthias but it looked so lonely I bought him a mate and that was good, they were some of my favorite fish in the 125g. I miss them :-(

The puffer is out, right now the 40b is the only tank I have a good amount of coral in, what with the file fish in the 180g eating 95% of my corals. Soo the 40 is it for now as far as a serious attempt at a coral tank. lol
There is still the 60g rimless to conisder as my future coral tank since it has the uber radion light and the vortech. I currently have a but over 100lbs of misc live rock just piled in there for now lol, havent had a chance to get them all organized, set up out side the tank and mortared together. Very excited to try my hand at a very tall, slim rockscape. I think I have an eye for rockwork using regular means but with mortaring it should be a whole new experience, I will be able to do stuff i only thought of as impossible previously.

Thanks guys, if you can think of anything else post it here please. Open to any and all suggestions.
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I am a fan of the Fire Fish but aren't they jumpers?
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Yeha, thats not the first time i've heard they can jump. I had one in the 60g cube for a good long while and he never jumped. I'm thinking more and more I wanna go with another firefish. I'd like a purple one but they are like $25 around here while a regular red one is only $10 or less. It will depend on where I am on payday as far as having the money for a purple and of course if the shop has one. lol
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I am loving my Purple Firefish, Carey. The colors are great! I really loved my red one too when I had him back in 2008. Firefish overall are such fantastic fish companions. Just make sure that the little guy can't jump out....(fish these days! LOL)
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