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Old 02-16-2010, 06:00 PM   #11
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Flame angels are known to nip at corals ...
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Flame angels are known to nip at corals ...
I second that from experience.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:15 PM   #13
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one final thought is this ... Do think hard on this one ...
Has any one sprayed anything and I mean any thing around the tank ? Is there a possiblity of contamination of any sort ?
Also I would think that a stray current would also effect the fish ... use of a volt meter will rule this out ... tho a grounding probe is also not a bad idea tho
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:03 PM   #14
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Numbers Today

Ph - 8.3
Kh - 180
Am - .03
Po - 0
Ca - 500
N02 - .01
N03 - 0

I just noticed my voltage meter doesn't read below 80 volts. I will get my hands on a more sensitive meter tomorrow.

I also read on the ground that the eyelet on the ground wire has to be above the water level of the tank. This will involve adding an outlet upo the wall for this height. Not a problem - I will just have to wait until this weekend to do this due to time. Also of note - the instructions say to mount they eyelet of the ground wire to the outlet plate screw. This I feel is a mistake because the plate cover is plastic. Any ground needs metal on metal seating to ground. I can mount to one of the outlet mounting screws for this.


btw - I have had the flame angel for two years now. He never nipped at my corals prior to my disaster last July. I know fish can change their behavior over time, but I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary with them.

As far as a spray/chemical - I do use a glass cleaner on the outside of the glass ( kids finger prints....lol) But I spray it on a towel - then clean the glass.
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btw - I have had the flame angel for two years now. He never nipped at my corals prior to my disaster last July. I know fish can change their behavior over time, but I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary with them.....
I didn't notice the mention of the Flame Angel as one of your fish until Sadielynn mentioned it. I'd move that right up to the top of the "suspect" list. I've heard multiple stories of folks that have had the miniature angels for years (think Melosu might be one of them), and then suddenly, for whatever reason, they start nipping. Maybe the switch to the new tank for it changed it's ways. Time to set up video surveillance!
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in that size tank with what I can assume is a few corals you may not notice right away but with due time and stress it can kill corals ..
The spray cleaner try vinegar on a wet towel and shine with news papers works like a charm and the vinegar is non toxic to kids , pets and fish
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Would a Flame Angel nipping at a Pink Bird's Nest cause it to bleach out in 4 weeks? In 6 months, I have had a monti cap bleached out and so did 2 acro frags.


I am not opposed to removing the flame from the tank, if I can catch him. He isn't worth the time or money to ruin corals if he is the culprit. I will set up the vid camera soon.
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I checked the conductivity of the water today with a more sensitive meter. There is Zero voltage leak in the water. I installed the grounding rod anyway and still got Zero on the voltage meter.

I will be replacing the phosban media this weekend as well - it is time anyway.

My GSP have started to come out a bit, but my branching hammer is almost gone. My fish and crabs are as happy as they can be.

I have not been using RO/DI water but am in the process of ordering a RO/DI filter. I have been using filtered tap water and Prime for 2 years, but am taking the RO/DI plunge now.

Also up for the weekend - Flame Angel surveillance.
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If you stick your hand in the tank and don't get a shock then you don't have voltage going through your tank so a grounding probe would be useless.
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If you stick your hand in the tank and don't get a shock then you don't have voltage going through your tank so a grounding probe would be useless.
I disagree a grounding probe is never usless .. it is a safety mechanisium that will help should a piece of equipment ever fail or a cord get frayed and prevent something from happening ... I can safely say that a grounding probe could potenially save a life .......yours
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