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Old 07-12-2014, 04:40 PM   #171
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What do you have for a CUC? I'd put about 100 cerith snails in there they will clean the rocks and stir the sand.
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:20 PM   #172
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My issue is with any CUC is my fish eating them. I have a long spines sea urchin and that's it. I do have hermit crabs, but I think they died or were eating. Honestly I do see a few running around at night still, which is can't believe are still alive. LoL


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Old 07-12-2014, 06:46 PM   #173
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Ah the cerith's are small (1/4 in.) Harder for the fish to find lol. They tend to hide in the sand then feed at night Great cleaners
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:58 PM   #174
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I will look Into them! Thanks!


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Old 07-13-2014, 10:45 AM   #175
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I get mine from reefcleaners you get way more than you ordered
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:05 PM   #176
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I got good news and bad news.

First the bad. My Singapore Angel Fish died! I don't know how or why, it just died. It was eating and healthy looking. I watched the fish the day it died for an hour, swimming and eating, I than go upstairs and coming back down in about 45 mins. He was on the sand bed with his back arched and bowed. I moved him to a hospital tank to try and get him to recover and he died in the hospital tank. :-( One guy told me it might have been a parasite that was dormant in the fish and just activated, killing my fish almost instantly. All of my other fish are fine and healthy looking. I am now treating the tank with Garlic and I am going to do a water change soon. (I am working and I need to find time to do one, got the water made already).

The GOOD news! My Diatoms bloom seems to be dieing now! My water is becoming crystal clear now and it's awesome! It just sucks that my fish had to die the day before it becomes crystal clear. I am wondering if that has anything to do with it?

Aww well, besides the death everything looks good!

I guess the bright side to it all, I can put more fish in now. :-/ Still that Angel Fish was awesome and it took me a long time to find one. :-(

Below is a before and after pic of my tank! You can see all the brown on my rocks, and now it's almost all gone! YEAH!!

I also put a picture of my angel fish on his last legs, MAYBE you guys can see something I didn't and tell me why it died?
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:29 PM   #177
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Ok, I have had a BAD week! Three fish have died on me. I am going today to get another water test and see if there is anything I am missing. I did my own water testing and everything is fine! That's why I don't understand the outbreak of ICH I got.


My yellow eye tang is dead, and my blue spotted Toby puffer is dead. My angel passed two weeks ago.

I went out and got Dr. smith medicated caviar. It's suppose to help with internal parasites and ICH. Cost me 20 bucks for this food! LoL.

I have been using garlic to soak food in, and I am feeding with the medicated food. I use flakes and pellets. I was told that I should feed some flakes everyday and than for a 2nd feeding pellets and meaty foods. They say flakes contain a lot more nutrition for a healthy fish.

All of my other fish have no spots on them. So I hope that I can keep them healthy for 6 to 7 weeks and I can add newer fish in.

I am getting rid of my long spine sea urchin. I like him, but he is huge! Takes up too much swim space! LoL. He will be missed, but he needs a bigger tank and one where my fish won't run into him. That could be stressing my fish out to the point they get ICH right there?? Who knows. Again, I am going to go to a more experienced aquarist than I for water testing.


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Old 08-18-2014, 07:40 AM   #178
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looking at your pics the fish dont look crowded I would add more rock to make more hiding places that will reduce stress levels. Losing fish sux, sorry for your loss.
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Even more rock? LoL there is so much already that I am scared of overcrowding the tank with rock.

I am going to take the urchin out.


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Old 08-18-2014, 03:17 PM   #180
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Also my water tested perfect in three different fish stores. So I knew I was right about my water. I might lower my salinity. It's at 1.25 right now, I will drop it to 1.22.

I want to add a few things of coral, but not much. Three things at most to see if they would be ok. Just low light easy corals. LoL. Maybe a clam? Being my puffer died I don't think anything would eat it in my tank?


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