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Old 01-10-2012, 09:52 AM   #711
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #712
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Sorry to hear about the fish Carey.
Have you ever ordered from Saltwater Fish in Fl? Decent shipping rates for Fl residents. I've had great results with them in the past but haven't ordered anything in a few months.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:47 PM   #713
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I havent tried saltwater fish.com yet. I'm always open to other options. I have an order of corals coming in tomorrow from reef2go, here's hoping they are better than the last batch i got from them. I gave them a second cahnce. lol

@moonstreak: been so busy so far this week, will shoot you an email shortly.
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I ordered from saltawaterfish and was really happy with my results. Much happier than what I've got from reefs...I have my 6 line and coral showing up today and I'm hoping they are better than the last batch...50% survival and I'd be moving up.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:24 PM   #715
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Sorry about your fish Carey.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #716
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Sorry about the angel Carey, could it have been flukes (sudden appetite loss and rapid breathing)? If any of the fish start acting that way, do a ph/temp matched fresh water dip only for two minutes (I believe that is long enough) in a clear container. The flukes will fall off and you can see them. If it is you can treat the tank with prazipro. Just a thought, I know it is common and can kill quickly. The fresh water dip will provide some temporary relief but does not kill all the flukes.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:47 PM   #717
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Thanks twitch, I was really bummed last night what with two fish passing, it took me a long time to fall asleep. just hurts my heart when one of my fish doesnt make it. I still havent gotten used to losing fish yet, not sure I ever will. Thats probably a good thing though, if the time comes when it doesnt hurt that is probably the time I should leave the hobby.......
Really sorry Carey.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #718
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A LONG LONG post, sorry! But thanks to everyone who reads and if you have any comments please feel free to post! I love thread interaction! lol

Updates and Observations

The five fish in the tank are all doing very well still. The butterfly is gonna get fat cause that fish eats anything and everything. I even got her to eat pellets today. The only fish that didn't take pellets was the squirrel fish, but I didn't expect him to. Unexpected behavior from my sixline, he seems very very aggressive. is this normal? he is going after my new hermits and the other wrasse here and there.....

I got my reefs2go order this afternoon. I ordered 20 nerites and 20 hermits for this tank and got 4 frags of zooas (3 were a replacement for a crappy order i got last week). The snails and hermits all arrived alive and are getting their places in the tank. The corals are another story. :-( I was going to make a thread about it but I'll just mention it here since they are a sponsor. The frags were terrible. I got 4 frags that were supposed to be 5 polyps each for a total of 20 polyps, I have maybe 6 polyps that look viable. Last week I got 5 frags and of a total of 25 polyps maybe 5 were good. I gave them 2 chances and lets just say I won't be ordering any more coral from them. CUC maybe, but not corals.

ALSO, been thinking and researching the rest of the stocking for this tank. I know I wasn't going to put a tang in it but I think I have to now. Just saw this guy, he's out of stock but I'm on the email list for one.

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: White Tail Bristletooth Tang, Ctenochaetus flavicauda

he is awesome! Like a chevron tang but i can have it in a 90g! lol

Since I want the tang i will drop the goatfish and hogfish that i was going to stock.

Instead I will get: ( I know it sounds like a lot of wrasses, its a goal may not get them all)

Tang
Lubbocks Wrasse
Carpenter wrasse
McCosker wrasse
red Coris Wrasse

Also want to add a midas blenny and a diamond goby when the time comes that my sandbed is good enough to support him. Also want to get a chocolate chip starfish soon, I really want one!

I still have the corals from my 20g rimless in this 90g, they were doing so poorly and now under the ATI's and a decent fixture they are doing so much better. Just watching for any coral nipping since some of my fish arent supposed to be coral safe.

Thats all! Finally done typing and youre done reading! LOL

Any and all input or critique is welcome!

Also, been testing daily and no ammonia or nitrites. Just about 5-10 trates steady. pretty sure the water didn't kill the angel, will be testing more and watching closely.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #719
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i hope a wrasse person chimes in. i would worry about the 6 line and the new four. 6 line can be kind of bold. mine is. but thats just some times. maybe he is just curious at the moment about the snail... i want a yellow coris wrasse but concerned because of the 6 line.
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A LONG LONG post, sorry! But thanks to everyone who reads and if you have any comments please feel free to post! I love thread interaction! lol

Updates and Observations

The five fish in the tank are all doing very well still. The butterfly is gonna get fat cause that fish eats anything and everything. I even got her to eat pellets today. The only fish that didn't take pellets was the squirrel fish, but I didn't expect him to. Unexpected behavior from my sixline, he seems very very aggressive. is this normal? he is going after my new hermits and the other wrasse here and there.....

I got my reefs2go order this afternoon. I ordered 20 nerites and 20 hermits for this tank and got 4 frags of zooas (3 were a replacement for a crappy order i got last week). The snails and hermits all arrived alive and are getting their places in the tank. The corals are another story. :-( I was going to make a thread about it but I'll just mention it here since they are a sponsor. The frags were terrible. I got 4 frags that were supposed to be 5 polyps each for a total of 20 polyps, I have maybe 6 polyps that look viable. Last week I got 5 frags and of a total of 25 polyps maybe 5 were good. I gave them 2 chances and lets just say I won't be ordering any more coral from them. CUC maybe, but not corals.

ALSO, been thinking and researching the rest of the stocking for this tank. I know I wasn't going to put a tang in it but I think I have to now. Just saw this guy, he's out of stock but I'm on the email list for one.

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: White Tail Bristletooth Tang, Ctenochaetus flavicauda

he is awesome! Like a chevron tang but i can have it in a 90g! lol

Since I want the tang i will drop the goatfish and hogfish that i was going to stock.

Instead I will get: ( I know it sounds like a lot of wrasses, its a goal may not get them all)

Tang
Lubbocks Wrasse
Carpenter wrasse
McCosker wrasse
red Coris Wrasse

Also want to add a midas blenny and a diamond goby when the time comes that my sandbed is good enough to support him. Also want to get a chocolate chip starfish soon, I really want one!

I still have the corals from my 20g rimless in this 90g, they were doing so poorly and now under the ATI's and a decent fixture they are doing so much better. Just watching for any coral nipping since some of my fish arent supposed to be coral safe.

Thats all! Finally done typing and youre done reading! LOL

Any and all input or critique is welcome!

Also, been testing daily and no ammonia or nitrites. Just about 5-10 trates steady. pretty sure the water didn't kill the angel, will be testing more and watching closely.
The wrasse is just protecting his territory but shouldn't do any damage. He's just saying go away. Im sorry bout the coral. Don't buy from mr coral. I've been to their place and everything is freshly cut so the corals don't heal properly. I picked up 4 zoa frags for $20 but 2 have died and the other two are dying.
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