it has been awhile since ive last posted. been busy with my ST.
well to update my log, i just lost a FLAME ANGEL. as to the cause im not really sure (not water parameters. parameters are fine). a night before i saw its demise, i still saw it swimming around. then when i came home from work the next day, i saw crabs feasting on its carcass! only thing i can attribute its death is probally because it was not eating much. although i do see him catch some food and swim around during feeding time. other than that i am not sure of cause of death. wish i saved the fish for you guys to do an autopsy. lol!
before the FLAME ANGEL demise, i had a pair of HENI's that also died. i did not notice they had ICH from the LFS
! MORAL OF THE STORY? QT. anyways during this time i was (and still am) expecting the impending doom of my tank as i was thinking ICH will develop on my other fish. well, with ginger and garlic laced food and a UV
sterilizer i am yet to see any ICH. though i am not that optimistic though.
currently i have 3 orange anthias on my QT. and im trying to keep them there for at least 2 weeks (not if cant help my itchy hands from getting them off there and to the MAIN tank). i am also in the process of revising my closed-loop design. believe me guys if gone through 3 setups already! initially, i thought getting rid of 3 PH's would not be expensive. well, just found out the hard way after looking at some cc bills!
anyways, ive just upgraded my pump (again!) from a mag12 to a mag24. just did not think the latter was adequate. problem with the mag24 is its noise. so had to think of putting the pump below the floor (basement ceiling) which was way harder than i thought. just thought i just drill two holes and thats it! WRONG! turns out my hardwood floors were at least 4" thick! dang! just did one hole for the return line and will do the intake line hole when i come back from a conference.
man this saltwater experience is something.