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Old 08-30-2015, 12:35 AM   #461
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Well, I guess I am taking in a 7-8" Black Pyramid Butterfly from the guy giving me the skimmer. It came from one of his clients and is not doing well in his tank...not eating. Against my better judgement, I am going to skip QT and put it straight in tomorrow. Less stress and going into an established tank. I think it's odds are better that way. His guy had it since February and the guy he got it from had it for over two years. Never had disease, so hopefully okay.
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He just sent that picture. Looks smaller but he says it is big.


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Old 08-30-2015, 02:07 AM   #462
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Wow, I hope it starts eating for you. That's beautiful.
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:26 PM   #463
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Well, he got it to eat before catching it, so looks like he will sell it now. I am considering a regular Pyramid Butterfly now though.

The Eshopps skimmer was a smaller model than previously thought, so that did not happen.

The good news...he is breaking down another tank and I might get a Bubble Mag skimmer, Jebao DC900 return pump, UV filter and a flame angel for $150. Fingers crossed on that now...


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Old 10-13-2015, 12:49 AM   #464
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Well, it's been a while...I ended up doing that deal. I haven't done anything with the skimmer or UV yet. The Jeabo wavemaker is in my 60g cube and it seems like the corals like the extra/random flow.

I added the Flame Angel to the 240g tonight. It did fine in QT and they were certain it was fine before that. I hope it works with the Rusty and Lamarks Angel that have been in there.

I plan to go fish shopping this weekend. I'm thinking maybe a Green Bird Wrasse if I can find one. I'm also considering a Spanish Hog or another Lyretail Hogfish.


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Old 10-13-2015, 10:55 AM   #465
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The addition of the Flame Angel did not go well. Lights came on and the Rusty Angel was all over it and would not stop for a second. I gave it an hour and decided that was enough. Luckily, I was able to catch the Flame and get it back into QT. Poor thing was exhausted. The Rusty had been the least aggressive fish in the tank, so I was a little surprised.


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Old 10-16-2015, 12:19 PM   #466
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Big score yesterday from Craigslist. A guy that was being evicted and going into rehab today had to get rid of his 120g set. My coral guy and I went and broke the system down...120g glass with center overflow, three Tao LEDs, stand, hood, nice sump, lots of big live rock pieces, several corals, Eshopps skimmer, UV, Jebao wavemakers, Red Sea Pro reef test kit (unopened), Reefkeeper automated system with all probes, a bunch of chemicals, Purple Tang, Sailfin, Kole, big Hippo, Yellow Tang, mandarin, leopard wrasse, Royal gramma and various other items. FREE! Not bad for a few hours work. I took three tangs, the Taos and wavemakers. He is going to sell the system and split it. Another ridiculous score!


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Old 10-16-2015, 12:39 PM   #467
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WOW for free!

I'd drive there with a truck just to have that for free!


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Old 10-16-2015, 06:18 PM   #468
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He had it listed for sale but nobody was interested as it had to go within 48hrs in the middle of the week. Yesterday morning he posted it for free but had to go to someone that knew what they were doing and it had to be gone that day. I called to confirm that he had it and then got in touch with my coral guy as he has a truck. I took off work early and it took us about 5 hours to break down but well worth the effort.

The LEDs will go on the 240g and I will sell the T5 unit that it came with. The WPs will go on the 240g as well. I just found out that I'm getting the controller too, so that will go on my 60g reef. The Red Sea Pro kit was unopened and still had a $69 price tag on it (overpriced, but that is my area unfortunately). I may try to sell that since I am not that obsessed about parameters. API works fine for me (he had one of those too).

The big Sailfin is going in the 240g and the Kole in the 60g. I plan to swap the Purple Tang for something this weekend, as I will be out of town in my old stomping grounds. I contacted the not-so-LFS that I used to go to (and still do from time to time) and he said we will work something out. He's getting a QT'd Tang coming from a tank that has never had disease and I'm hoping to get a Large Angel if they can get something interesting (he goes to a fish distributer in LA Sunday mornings).


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I got a male Green Bird Wrasse and have the LFS looking for a Scribbled Angel. I will be back out that way in 2-3 weeks so hopefully they can find one.


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That is an amazing gift for you in the guy having all of it go for free!

The new fish seems to be a pretty nice looking and different kind of fish. Looks like a SW Elephant nose with color! By the name is it like hummingbird???
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