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Old 02-19-2013, 06:12 AM   #21
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:55 PM   #22
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How are you acclimating your fish? Because that could be what happened to your Clown's.. Drip acclimating is the best way, and it's not that hard at all.

Sometimes fish die for no reason. How has your tank been??
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:34 AM   #23
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Looking good with the extra rocks. Nice scape. May I ask why you have toys in there? I heard a story on here about a guy who had fish die and couldn't work out why - it turned out to be the paint on his porcelain ornaments leaching into the water. Most people steer clear of artificial things in salt water tanks for this reason. Just a heads up
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:42 AM   #24
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Tanks fine. Other than the cyno outbreak and a little hair algea, I've been lucky. I acclimated them but putting the bags in there, letting it sit then slowly adding tank water to the bag very 10-15 mins for an hour then finally adding them to the tank.

Thanks! My son loves Toy Story and they have been in there quite a while and I'm always testing to make sure everything is ok. If for any reason I see any changes I will be taking them out. But so far they have kept their color and the fish don't even mess with them other than knocking them over lol. Probably when I go to a 100 gal I won't even put them back in there.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:45 AM   #25
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A little update.... The angel is starting to look worse so I finally got my 10g Hospital tank set up. Got the salinity exactly the same as the display tank.
Hospital Tank (10g, lil 10w Heater, air stone and a little hiding place)


The flame angel is starting to lose its color and just yesterday I noticed what looked like damage to the right side of him behind his fin.
Here's his left side:


Right side:



I got some of this from Petsmart until my LFS opens tomorrow to get better meds
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:25 AM   #26
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Well a little update....
I did 5 days of the Instant Ocean pills and his color was coming back and looking good again. The damage behind the fin seems to not be going away but is looking better. I also went to my LFS and they gave me some more meds and I asked them about what his illness could be. They said it looked like he was attacked but couldn't say for sure.
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They said keep using the Instant Ocean and use this with it. The bottle says 5mL for every 10g. So I've been doing that also for about 3 days now. The day after I notice his color back, he looks white again... Looks almost more white than he did before. Also started looking at the clowns and noticed some small spots and some stuff on their fins. Just great, so I figured, I might as well med the whole tank while I'm at it. The thing is, I have had this Flame Angel for over 3 months... could it have been that the ich just appeared and didn't come from any fish or what?
Here's the pics of the clowns...


^^If you look at this one, you can slightly see just above his forehead.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #27
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Update:
Brought a water sample to the LFS and they said My nitrites are low and my nitrates are good. I think my test kit may be malfunctioning or something. They also said my Salinity was low @ 1.016, which I was very surprised because last time I checked it, it was 1.023. So I got more salt and now its sitting between 1.025 & 1.026. Also just ordered this T5 Quad 48" Reef Light. I'm going to start off slow and cheap that way I can get used to keeping soft corals and get more experience with keeping them. I can't wait though!
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:38 AM   #28
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I'm looking at getting some new powerheads/wavemakers and wanted opinions on these...I really want to stay away from suction cups, they are just annoying.
Circulation Pump Wave Maker 1300 GPH Aquarium Reef Powerhead Magnetic Mount

1300GPH Wave maker pump MAGNETIC MOUNT circulating Aquarium powerhead JVP-102B
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:49 AM   #29
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It's been a while since I've done an update.... Haven't had any issues lately. Had some hair algea but took care of that with some water changes. Just cleaned the glass really well and re-aquascaped for my new addition coming Saturday.
I really need to get a background lol

Here's what I'm getting Can't remember what it's called but its $40

He also has a Toadstool, I really like that one too but I think I'll stay with the polyps for my first soft coral, the guy is selling it for $60 (its the big one on the left)


In ya'll's seasoned experience, what would be easier? The Toadstool or the Green Polyp?
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And just bought this...
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