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Old 10-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #271
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i wouldn't worry about it. It will eventualy rust and disintegrate. It's such a small bit of metal I don't think it will do anything.

I beleive the butterfly Mrc8858 was referring to is a copperband. They are a biton the delicate side and I wouldn't put one in with damsels or until the tank is stabilized. As far as dealing with the aiptasia, I would do direct inject treatment with Aiptasia X, Joe's Juice, hot water, kalkwasser, lemon juice or whatever, after you have the water chemistry dialed in. They can be ugly and might hurt really small fish, so they're just on the future "to do" list for now.
Ok! That makes me feel better! I wanted to cry! I've been searching forever! At first I was running my fingers through the sand until I remembered this isn't my freshwater tanks and something could pop out and mess me up! Lol! The aiptasia is sooo darn big and popping up like double the amount as days go on. I hope the blade doesn't cut my starfish, as of now the sand has seemed to pretty much swallowed it!

No fish for now, I can deal with that rather be safe than sorry! Probably will take the damsels to the lfs Sunday.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #272
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Finally got the little bugger to sit somewhat still for a nano second to get a pic haha!
I thought it might be a chromis at first because of what looks like a forked tail, but the closest I can find to that guy is called a peacock or saphire damsel which is supposed to be blue. Sometimes damsels (as well as other fish) take on a different color depending on their mood (night time, fright, aggressive) Have you ever seen him turn blue?
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #273
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I thought it might be a chromis at first because of what looks like a forked tail, but the closest I can find to that guy is called a peacock or saphire damsel which is supposed to be blue. Sometimes damsels (as well as other fish) take on a different color depending on their mood (night time, fright, aggressive) Have you ever seen him turn blue?
No, it's def black! Mean lil bugger too!
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #274
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The copperband isn't the butterfly I'm talking about but it does resemble it. They are very similar though. Also for the razor blade just take a magnet and run it over the top of the sand til it grabs it cause even though its a little bit you still would not want to introduce rust into the tank if preventable.
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No, it's def black! Mean lil bugger too!
Tail is most definitely forked
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #276
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The copperband isn't the butterfly I'm talking about but it does resemble it. They are very similar though. Also for the razor blade just take a magnet and run it over the top of the sand til it grabs it cause even though its a little bit you still would not want to introduce rust into the tank if preventable.
Awesome idea! Thanks a million!!
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I'm sorry the fish I was thinking of doesn't look like the copperband should correct myself there but what I was thinking of is the Tahitian butterfly.
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MrC to the rescue! One more small piece to find, but will have to wait till after work :/
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:44 PM   #280
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Just got home from work about an hour & a half ago and got right to work finding that last little bit of razor blade that was lost and than cleaned the glass. I know the lights have been on a little too long but I had to do it! The fish have been feasting off the algae I scraped off, it was cool I should shut the lights off but I must see what it looks like haha! Waiting for the water to clear up
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