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Old 07-24-2013, 08:37 PM   #31
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But how can you be sure they came from the refugium? They could very well have come from the rock in the display. Things pop up years later in some cases.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #32
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I wouldn't put a rock with aptasia anywhere near the tank. I would rather be safe than regret it later.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:52 PM   #33
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Now you guys have me confused, not sure what I should do as far as the rock. I want this tank to be "clean" of as many pests as possible. These things have been tormenting me for the last year. lol

On another note, I think i may make this tank a 220!!!! Just got back from a new shop and their display tank was 220g and it didn't look all that big really. It sat taller than me and they said even they have to get on a step stool yo work on it so I guess if they can do it then so can I. LOL

AND I of course picked up some fish today. Got a tilefish for the 125g and a lawnmower blenny for the 60g rimless. They are temp acclimating right now. Hope the tangs don't harass the tilefish too too bad, it's probably risky to be adding it but I have wanted one for years, since I first discovered salt water.
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Well, mail me that rock then. I'll put it in my sump with all the rest of the aptasia covered rock I got from other reefers. I don't have any aptasia in my DT.
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X you have a filefish?we use them at the shop and at home we never have trouble with aiptasia in our tanks.
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I may want to add a copperband again, not too sure. I happen to love the butterfly even though they are hard to keep. I am however not a huge fan of buying a critter to solve an issue. I debated a filefish but I have heard they are hit or miss. My girlfriend had one and he didnt touch a single aipastia in her tank, and died a dew weeks later so not sure they are a hardy fish. i do like them though, not sure I want to give up a fish spot as far as stocking for a filefish though. lol
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They are very hardy fish but are not that attractive but have a unique personality and I like the way they move in the aquarium.
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AND I of course picked up some fish today. Got a tilefish for the 125g and a lawnmower blenny for the 60g rimless. They are temp acclimating right now. Hope the tangs don't harass the tilefish too too bad, it's probably risky to be adding it but I have wanted one for years, since I first discovered salt water.
Congrats! Getting new fish is always a blast!

Do you have pictures?
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I have a filefish. It doesn't eat aptasia, but it sure eats nori, and amphipods. Also nibbles on LPS occasionally.
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What type of filefish X? There are a few but I think or heard that only the silver looking ones eat the aipastia. I like the red ones and the tassled as well.

Also, Mr.X, would you recommend a 220g over a 180g tank? I wont be going with a canopy so the height will be tall but not obscene. Just so uncertain. Is it always true that you should go big or go home? It's only a 40g difference, do you think that will make a measurable difference?

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