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Old 06-17-2012, 08:05 AM   #931
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Yep, I wanted to put some in since I haven't been frequently on my PWCs, and I thought it might help with ammonia.

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As of last night:
The other Yasha Goby didn't make it. There is also something that looks alot like my Snapping Shrimp, but I suppose that could be a molt . My Royal Gramma and Orange Spotted Goby are both accounted for.

I bought a new test kit last night, and it still looked like there was ammonia. The Acan seems just find however.

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #932
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Forgot to mention that I cleaned out the "sponges " in the overflow and I replaced the filter sock. Do you think either of those could be causing any ammona issues? The were pretty dirty.

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:46 AM   #933
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I don't see where that would cause any ammonia, nitrates maybe, but not ammonia.
Any detritus trapped should have been converted to nitrate, no matter where it was.
Only way I can think that it would cause any ammonia, is if there isn't enough BB in the system to convert. Not sure though.
The Acan would be all shriveled up if it were feeling any ill effects. If its still inflating during the day, it should be fine.
Good luck bringing the ammonia down!
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:14 AM   #934
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I don't see where that would cause any ammonia, nitrates maybe, but not ammonia.
Any detritus trapped should have been converted to nitrate, no matter where it was.
Only way I can think that it would cause any ammonia, is if there isn't enough BB in the system to convert. Not sure though.
The Acan would be all shriveled up if it were feeling any ill effects. If its still inflating during the day, it should be fine.
Good luck bringing the ammonia down!
Thanks!

Do they normally tolerate ammonia well? When I checked last night it looked fine to me. I saw it quickly this morning and it had its little "tentacles" out.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #935
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I think overall, Acans are a pretty hardy coral.
I also think that it is one of the reasons that they are on the expensive side. Distributors and LFS know that you probably won't be buying them over and over again, because of untimely deaths! Therefore they get their cash, the first time around. I'm sure there are other factors, dictating price, but I think this is part of it.
Look at Flowerpots or Mandarins, relatively cheap, to entice the consumer, but horrible track records, therefore, your back 2 months later for something else to take its place.
Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I believe it's part of the game.
If your Acan was feeding, and it still gets inflated, I would think its doing fine.
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I think overall, Acans are a pretty hardy coral.
I also think that it is one of the reasons that they are on the expensive side. Distributors and LFS know that you probably won't be buying them over and over again, because of untimely deaths! Therefore they get their cash, the first time around. I'm sure there are other factors, dictating price, but I think this is part of it.
Look at Flowerpots or Mandarins, relatively cheap, to entice the consumer, but horrible track records, therefore, your back 2 months later for something else to take its place.
Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I believe it's part of the game.
If your Acan was feeding, and it still gets inflated, I would think its doing fine.
I would have to agree. Look at the Achilles tangs. They used to be a lot cheaper and people replaced them when the original died. Now that they are expensive- we don't toy with the idea that much anymore.
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Here are some terrible pics of the new additions!
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Update!

Today was a very busy fishy day! I made water, cleaned off some rock, put osme of it in the tank, and did a PWC. In the first pic above you can actually see the new Goby on a new piece of rock.
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Wow I didn't even see the goby in the pic . I though you were just showing off the rocks lol.
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