that's some great reading, thanks!
it was a valiant effort but the tang is no more...I had to remove 90% of the LR
just to be able to catch it and i think it just stressed it out too much. It died about an hour ago in its own QT pen probably a tote with about 15 gallons in it. I was trying to avoid doing that but i didn't have much of a choice but what i did being that I just moved and my original QT tank cracked i removed all the critters and put them in the Tupperware dish, and placed the LR
with corals on them and frags in one cooler and the remaining fish and some LR
/frags in the other(they all seem to be fine, ich free) I'm working with minimal space so i basically squeezed all the Lr
with corals I could in one cooler I just ran out of space in it so the remaining i left in the tank I jacked up the temp in the tank to about 95 degrees for about 14 hrs and did about a 65-70 % water change and let it cycle, my nitrites are a little high but coming down fairly quickly(not in the danger zone but not perfect, they are o.k
.) everything else is textbook perfect. my water temp is now 79.5 and re added my rocks and frags and I just re added the fish(all but mandarin got a FW
dip. I have 2 toddlers so i cant just leave them out in the coolers on the floor. I know i rushed it super fast but it looks like i had to take that chance.. i pulled 2 Elmo toys out of the cooler earlier today. id rather have them go in the tank then have my kids trying to play with them when I'm at work. SO far all the fish are doing well, no signs of stress or ich, my corals are all fully opened and so far are doing way better than i expected so hopefully with the removal of the tang and most of the water and and basically burning out the tank..ill be OK all fish are eating, I was worried about the mandarin but she's doing the best out of everything, go figure.