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Old 11-29-2013, 01:13 PM   #1431
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Ok, jumping the gun some. Not even 20 minutes later it looks just fine. My maxima though still looks like the mantle is pinched.

Hard to see with only the blues on...but its there I think.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:48 PM   #1432
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Sorry 2 hear the troubles. Hopefully things rebound. I never heard the stop phosguard before. Where & why does it say that? I run several of those medias with my clams & haven't had an issue. Hoping for the best.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:50 PM   #1433
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Stopping GFO was off of reef2reef stuff...haven't seen it anywhere else yet, hence why I asked about it. Still thinking about a freshwater dip on my maxima. Thoughts?
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:04 PM   #1434
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Considering a pinched mantle left untreated will result most likely in death the FW dip sounds viable providing it's not already in its way out. Hard part is describing is it actually a pinched manly or not. Sometimes my Derasa will look funky for a little while and then go back to normal lol.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:16 PM   #1435
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Yeah, I'm not so worried about the derasa...atleast for the PMD part. The maxima def has it. I just can't get my plastic bowl to float with water in it or I'd have done it before work. Tomorrow it'll get the treatment since I'm off until Tuesday. Get some wooden spoons to go across the tank to hold the container up, but still in the water, to keep the same temp and do the dip.
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Ok. So things started off slow today but I just got the water floating in the tank to get it to the temp of the tank. I'll do a 20 min freshwater dip before dinner tonight at the latest. I'm thinking about dipping both of them just because.

The side story on my late start. I worked 3-11 last night as I normally do on weekends. Driving home I see ahead of me what I thought was a guy driving drunk...it turned out to be a guy braking to avoid a dog running around in the road. Talk about running into odd situations. I scooped it up and did the normal where do you live crap. Ended up with this dog until this morning. Thank god for facebook to get information out there so I didn't get stuck with that ugly thing. Atleast it didn't get hit by a car. I'm over due for good things IMO, lol.
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Hope all goes well with the clams. Especially since it seems as though you are finally getting to the tipping point of your algae battle. On a side note keep building up that good karma and maybe it'll pay off in terms of a healthy tank lol
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I know right? Need something at this point. Never parameter issues really, just small phosphates. The red bone grass has finally started growing nicely though. Sadly also out of ohosphate reagent. All doable without though. Just don't quite know what could be stressing the clams out.
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Let me know how the dip goes. I just picked up four Maximas this week & I considered it before adding to the DT. Hope it wasn't a mistake skipping it lol.
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It should be ok. In the future, I want to have a tank of massive sandbed so I can have a ton of clams. To do this, I'd need a QT for them to be safe. I just finished with the dip. So far, can't tell you results until they start opening up again. I also adjusted one of my powerheads as for some reason the flow in my tank has gone down.
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