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Old 12-22-2013, 12:40 AM   #781
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Thanks Red, I thought so too. lol I had to see him eat several before i was convinced he was in fact eating it. Just cross your fingers he will start eating the frozen now.

I am so glad to hear that he is eating again and good luck with the LEDs.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:45 PM   #782
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I am usually the first person who will tell people here on the forum not to get discouraged, but I am seriously depressed and am ready to just call it a day as far as this fish obsession.
Found the new blonde naso tang dead today under some rocks. I have no idea what happened, he was fine just a few hours earlier eating and swimming with the other tangs. The only possible thing i can think of is that I added the king hermit crab and he shifted some rocks onto the sleeping tang. The tang had a large long "bruise" that was very dark with no other trauma to the body. This would be the second fish this week I;ve lost and the second naso this month.
Water of course checks out, all good with the nitrates holding at 10ppm.
He was fine and fat and then just dead. I really dont know how much more of this i can take. I totally understand why some people bail on the hobby after events like this.
I dont know what else to say, I am somewhat speechless right now, and so frustrated I could cry. The last thing I want to do is continue to kill fish, whether purposely or by my own stupidity.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:55 PM   #783
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Hang in there. If you were killing fish due to stupidity, you would not have all the other fish alive and well. I would suggest just letting the new setup sit for a while. See how the older fish do and maybe add more down the road.

Sorry that it's been like this for you. We kinda started both of our upgrades around the same time and I've had no luck either. Mine is a week into the fallow period, so I don't even have anything cool to look at. I'm thinking of getting a few mushroom and Zoas just to have something.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #784
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I am so sorry this is happening to you.

Yeah, think of all the fish doing well in the tank.....if there was something really wrong, I'm sure those guys would be showing some signs too.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:17 PM   #785
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So sorry to hear tabout your naso Carey! Hang in there... You've been having a bad run lately, but we all do in this hobby... It's never easy losing a fish, but rest easy knowing you provided the absolute best environment you could for him. It was totally out of your control...

Hope you have a better week!
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #786
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What would you do if not this? It's too late to quit....you'll always be wanting a tank if you do. Might as well keep the one you got.
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Carey, how are you and the tank doing?
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:02 PM   #788
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Hi Sniper, thanks for asking. No changes or deaths in the tank since the naso. I'm still believe it or not kinda depressed about the whole situation. It's all I thought about over the holidays. I'm not sure what I will add or not add at this point. I really wanted a 4th tang for this tank but it seems every one I add dies. I'm debating adding a couple more chromis and maybe a small school of lyretail anthias.s. Just terrified that they will die as well. I just have to get over ti I suppose, it just kills me inside everytime a critter dies off on me.
The only good thing is that twitcy the yellow tang has started eating again, same pig as he always was. The second I pulled the naso out he began eating again. I guess he doesnt want anymore tangs in the tank. Strange little fish. lol
The stand for the 60g should be ready any day now so I am gonna be working on that for awhile I'm guessing. I also got my reefkeeper hooked back up finally and it is running well. I made a plastic case/cover for the power strips so I dont get any water damage again.
As for the 60g rimless, any suggestions guys? There will be a pair of perc clowns, a linear blenny and a mandarin going in from the biocube, oh and two clown gobies.
Not sure what I want to add, a larger fish would be cool but not sure what to get. Open to suggestions.....
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Glad things have turned for the better. Just give the big tank some time to rest and maybe there will be different outcomes.
In terms of the other tank, why not try an indigo dottyback?
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Nothing that will eat pods, since you are adding the mandarin. Are you adding any shrimp? How about a flame hawk? I've always wanted one of those but always kept shrimp so I passed.
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