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Old 04-04-2007, 03:40 AM   #61
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:18 AM   #62
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I don't know what happened there, Devilish...I thought that I had hit the edit button to change my previous reply. Weird!

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I have no idea what I am on right now. Devilish, I did see your reply, so now I have no idea why I edited my previous reply. I think I've gone stupid! I am going to re-edit to remove the double post. What a debacle!!!
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Haha, np. Just wanted to make sure I understood you correctly and that you saw the parts about trying to peel/pry it first, and cutting as a last resort, and to make sure you do it OUT of the water. Have a little tupperware contaner full of tank water to plop the coral in for a bit while it slimes off and the glue settles, before it goes back into your main.

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Old 04-04-2007, 01:50 PM   #64
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This one is long, so bear with me!

Well, an update on the Xenia. I peeled the Xenia off that shell (with very little issue as well, so yay! and thanks Devilish!). I then glued all my current frags in (except the Elegance). I dried the area on each frag, then used the gel super glue (with cyanoacrylate): puts a couple of dots on each frag, then placed them in the tank and held them for a minute where I wanted the frags to be.

I am also in a diatom bloom, which snails are managing well. By the end of the day, the front glass has quite a bit of diatom on it, but the next morning it is relatively clean (except snail tracks!!).

So far, my freakin' clumsy turbo snails have managed to dislodge my GSP frag (once) and my button polyp (once daily ). I swear they have it in for the button - they have knocked that frag off my rock almost every night since I put them in there. I am worried about how much more that frag can take! I am going to re-glue it in to the LR again, but this time I am going to lodge it in between 2 large pieces of LR and use super glue! Has anyone else had this problem, and does this sound like a good solve??? I never thought a snail would give me this much anxiety! Is there a limit to how much glue I can use, or doesn't it matter?

Other than that, Pedro (our clown) is swimming happily around the tank. He hangs mostly in the top 1/3 of the tank right now (swimming endless amounts of laps ). We're hoping he will eventually use some of the rest of the tank.

We're probably going to look for another fish tonight or tomorrow to add to the tank (after qt of course). I am considering a court jester goby, but I am concerned about the relative "newness" of my tank, and whether he would survive - any comments/insights? I also wanted to get a 6-line wrasse eventually, but I don't want these two to look alike, maybe a flasher wrasse later on? I do have eggcrate on the tank, so jumpers are OK!

Since I now have a fish and some snails in there, should/could I add a shrimp as well (is it the right time)? We really like the fire shrimp (as if that was an unusual statement or something ), so we're thinking of putting 1 in there. I am also going to be ordering some actinic lighting for the tank (currently on 1x65 CF 10k bulb).

As far as corals go (I want to add some more ), how would a candy cane do in this tank? I have seen some beautiful neon yellow ones at a couple of our local LFS lately, and that would add some awesome color to the tank!

I also need to pick up some frozen foods for the tank - I have a large sheet of printouts ready to be price matched at our Petsmart - any advice on which ones I should pick up? I am thinking of getting either the brine shrimp or spirulina enhanced brine shrimp, and emerald entree. Should I get the marine cuisine as well? What about additives such as garlicextreme? How about cyclops (eeze?) that I keep hearing about? Any recommendations there?

There's probably more, but for now, Thanks Everyone!!!
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I am considering a court jester goby
They need a well established tank.
What kind of flasher wrasse?
Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse -should be the first introduced into a tank.
Filamented Flasher Wrasse?
Peacock Flasher Wrasse?
You can add the shrimp, and I like the fire shrimp as well. Sometimes they will act as a cleaner shrimp.
I can't help you on the corals.
Food, go with variety. I think mysis is better than brine (I might be wrong, but for some reason I can't remember which...almost lunch time).
I soak all my frozen in garlic guard, zoe and selcon (but that's just me). I think there is also selcor and vita-chem (I don't use these, no particular reason as to why).
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I figured that about the court jester goby...darn. oh well, patience is a virtue, isn't it? I have been reading more about the wrasses, and I am not sure about them now - just don't seem to be the right temperament. Oh well. I think that I am just going to go to the LFS around here and see what they have that attracts my eye - then do some more research. Maybe a shrimp and some frags this weekend...


I still need to get some more foods too. I'll have to see what additives are available around here to soak the food in...I might have to order from Drs Foster/Smith to get some of it. I'll check into the availability of mysis at Petsmart.
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Nice job on the frags!

My snails LOVE knocking over the frags! Underwater epoxy works great

As far as other fish, have you thought about another O. clown? A pair would be nice. Otherwise, a 6-line wrasse would be a good choice.

A fire shrimp would be great to add right now. Have you checked out the skunk cleaners too? It's a toss up between which ones I like best, hehe.

A candy cane should be fine (remind us what kind of lighting you have, please) Regardless, LPS corals are generally a medium light coral, so you should be fine. The actinic addition will really make the colors pop.

As for food, I like feeding Mysis and the fish really like it too. I have the San Francisco Bay SW Multipack as well that has squid, emerald entree, brine, and marine cuisine. Out of all of that, the fish like the Mysis the best. I also soak my frozen food in Selcon for some extra added nutrition. I would avoid buying frozen food online, beacuse it costs a LOT to ship it.

Good luck this weekend!
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for lighting, right now I have 1x65w 10k. I just ordered a 1x14w 10k T5 & 2x14w Act T5 - should be here in a week.
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I think you'll definitley be fine with softies and zoos in that tank, maybe LPS too if you keep them higher up.
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