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Old 08-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #1331
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There he is.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:27 PM   #1332
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Congratulations on your new fishy friend. I love Purple Firefishes, and am considering one for my next build.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:30 PM   #1333
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I went to Petco today with my 25% off a fish coupon and wanted something nice. Sadly, they had nothing nice. I had to come home with something. If only I could have brought home another dragonette. They for whatever reason have amazing ones always. Such huge mandarins. A spotted one would be great. Just wouldn't play nice with the green one, who is smaller. And who knows if theyd eat mysis like the one I have. Owell, he is cool and hopefully comes out again soon. CUrrently hiding in with my engineer goby.
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So, alk is up to 96. That is 5, almost at 6. Working on it getting up there. As it goes up, I hadn't noticed the lack of opening my blue symphodium was showing and has been opening up more. They are def my alk test without having to test.
I also tried out my new red sea mag test. A tad complicated with 3 steps, but no big deal really. 1240 roughly. Not bad to do for the first time, just wish there was a hanna test for it!
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #1335
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How is the purple firefish doing?
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:38 PM   #1336
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I haven't seem him, probably dead.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:42 PM   #1337
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I haven't seem him, probably dead.
I hope your wrong & he is just hiding

I picked up a couple more Pom Pom Crabs this week. That makes five now providing they are all there lol. I know of four for sure hehe.
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Yeah, I know of the one being alive in my tank still. No anemones, but alive. He is as big as the emerald crabs I used to have, so he has to be doing well eating something.
As for the fire fish, I hope he's alive too. I made them catch the healthiest looking one and he wasn't cheap.
In unrelated news, I've continued down the path of alkalinity. Tested last night and it went down to 73. Did math and how much needed added and so on. Added half what was needed to the top off so it can be slowly work it's way up. I'll test after work again and see where things are at before tomorrow's Pittsburgh trip...which might turn into a fish store trip.
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Continued tank activity. The pom pom less crab has continued to be out and about. The mean bristle star stole the engineer goby's den again so he was out and about in the overhang where the marine beta hides. Fed the tank and cleaned up some algae. Discovered that my RBTA has grown and was rubbing against the zoas I hid in the back. Moved the zoas to the front so they didn't get stung to death.
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So today I've continued to test the alk. It is looking like I'll need a fluid ounce a day to keep alk at 7. Still early though and will keep testing as daily as I can.
Also, no sign of the purple firefish. So that guy is gone. Expensive food for the starfish. Too bad. Hopefully I find someone to fill that "empty fish spot" here at some point.
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