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Old 01-03-2009, 10:38 PM   #11
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Thanks for the welcome all.

OK so if I QT the remaining fish for six weeks or so, I guess it will be that long before I can introduce any new fish as well?
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:49 PM   #12
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thats correct unfornately. but when you put the QT tank up try really hard for the QT to almost have the exact ph and salinity as your main tank.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:19 AM   #13
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thanks...

I will...

Thanks. Have a lot to do tomorrow and now buying a QT tank and setting it up is on the list, too!! Don't know how to make the ph, etc., exactly the same, but will surely try my best!

Will keep you posted.

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Old 01-04-2009, 01:44 AM   #14
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Surprised nobody brought this up but you had all of the following in a 12g tank.

1 Tang
2 Watchmen Goby
1 Clown
1 Scooter blenny

You probably stressed out most of your inhabitants with that.

Curious also as to what type of lighting you are running and how long the tank has been established.
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yeah your definetly over crowding the tank but be sure to have those water parameters tomorrow! so wait what are your remaining fish?
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:03 PM   #16
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fish left

I have only a diamond goby and a watchman goby left. This morning the anenome looks like it is literally "hanging on by a thread" and not sure it will survive...sigh!

We are looking into the QT tank today to figure out what we need to get. I'm amazed the corals can thrive so beautifully while the fish drop off one by one.

Will keep you all posted...thanks again!
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have you tested for ammonia? how old is the tank
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What type of lighting do you have.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:57 AM   #19
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Hi all....sorry it took so long to get back with you. You would think with me being out of work I would have all the time in the world, eh? Not so!

OK, well water in 12 gallon nano tank was tested again and all was fine. Virtually no nitrites/nitrates, very little ammonia, ph within normal parameters, same for calcium/phosphates/alkalinity. Salinity was .024.

My daughter had a 3 gallon tank she used for ghost shrimp but no longer uses it so I set that up as a QT tank for the orange/white goby and yellow watchman. I just put a couple of pvc elbows, etc. in it to give them somewhere to hide and got ich medicine from LFS and have treated them for the last 3 days. They seem so sad/lonely in there. The yellow watchman has not gotten his deep yellow back yet and they are acting skiddish, but I think it is just because they are confused as to where they are.

Catching the little buggers was close to impossible so my son and I had to take all the live rock/corals out of the tank to do so. Some of the Xenia came off the live rock but it was SO overgrown, it's probably not a bad idea. It is still rather wilted but hopefully it will come back. The bubble and flowerpot is still pouting, but showing signs they will be OK as are the mushrooms and frogspawn. The feather duster is back showing it's head feathers but not the coco worm, yet. The toadstool doing great.

What is not so great? The anemone didn't make it. I thought he probably died last night but my son said it's looked like that before and to leave it. It had NEVER truly opened up all the way and always hid in the dark. Should have followed my instinct last night because he looked chewed up (which was not the case, but was already falling apart I think). This morning....what a mess! And the odor that came from it was disgusting. Poor little thing. I now totally give up on any kind of anenome....I just love the open/closing of those creatures but will get more frogspawn someday. The scallop is looking iffy, too.

I'm sad that having to pull the rocks/corals out may have stressed those two creatures to death but since I could never get the anenome to eat other than the liquid food, he probably was doomed.

OK experts...what do you say? Suggestions/comments/scoldings?

Thanks all....

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You say "virtually no nitrite"?

ANY nitrite is not good. MUST be zero for an established tank.
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