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Old 07-03-2013, 03:23 AM   #61
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Big Update: I moved (local) and in the process did a 100% live sand change and 100% water change.
Question: How does this help, if at all, with elimination brooklynella eggs?
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:06 AM   #62
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It's a parasite, so there are no eggs involved. Did you do anything with rock? If not, there could be some there still. It needs a fish to host for survival, so if you have been doing the fallow tank, keep going that route.
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It's a parasite, so there are no eggs involved. Did you do anything with rock? If not, there could be some there still. It needs a fish to host for survival, so if you have been doing the fallow tank, keep going that route.
I kept LR and didn't do anything with it. Tank has been fallow for almost 5 weeks. I'm so used to it by now that whatever urge to add fish I had before is gone. So I will wait another 3-4 weeks.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #64
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Hi everyone! 10 more days till I hit the 8 week mark running the aquarium fish-less. I'm getting more excited as I get closer to the day I can add fish. I am seriously considering a pair of designer clownfish: black ice, Wyoming or Platinum. However, I will probably add a Chromis as a test fish before acquiring a more expensive clownfish.
Part of me wants to go 10 weeks fishless to be safe although I am not sure how much of a difference those 2 extra weeks will make.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:20 PM   #65
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Start with something simple and cheap. Then it's easier when you get more advanced to add fish you really care for. Test fish means test fish... I have had problems with chromis's on good days. Maybe somebody could suggest a better test fish. I like using damsels, but then they can get pretty mean. They are as bullet proof as any fish I know.
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Chromis are hit and miss in my experience. In my 75g, I can not seem to keep more than two. I bought five, a month later was down to two. Bought three more, down to two. They were the sole survivors of the MV outbreak in my tank though. Hanging out in QT now, but going back in DT this weekend.

Damsels are bulletproof, but nasty later on. Maybe a pair of clownfish? They tend to be pretty hearty.
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Thanks. Chromis is out then. I might try a damsel or false percula clowns.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:53 PM   #68
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It's time to add fish. I am feeling nervous!
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Have you decided what you're adding
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Leaning towards clownfish. Unlike a regular damsel, clownfish is a type of fish I will want to keep long term. Damsel is definitely cheaper and probably tougher fish but I know that within 2-3 weeks I will want to take it back to LFS. As some suggested catching it might be a big mess. So I am leaning towards a hardy fish that I can keep for a long while.
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