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About Sortakindanoob

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  1. Sortakindanoob

    So far I have been monitoring temps and they are hanging at 80. I took a water bottle and filled it with tank water, threw it into the freezer and let it float for awhile. Seemed to help a little. Damn old houses that you can't put in AC.
  2. Ok, normally my tank temp hovers about 76 degrees with minor fluctuations. During the last heat wave the temp got above 85 close to 90 because of the outside temp, the heater never came on either. Nobody seemed bothered by the rise in temp. I am curious, how do you deal with the heat like this weekend? Should I even be concerned, since these things only last a few days?
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    Hi all, It's been awhile since the last update: I was extra patient and waited 85 days to reintroduce the fish back into the display tank. Everybody is doing well and healthy. I think I'm going to get a 10g tank to use as a quarantine tank for my next acquisitions. Having to tear down the tank to get everyone out was a PITA, so extra caution this time.
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    I only used the JB Weld after looking on several other sites and seeing recommended. It is supposed to be non toxic. Guess I'll have to find some of the special super glue.
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    How do you suggest that I mount my coral frags permanently? I have been using JB Weld water plug. I saw off the nipple on the frag piece and put of the JB on it. It seems to hold for awhile but then my urchin will come by and knock it loose. I clean off the bottom and the epoxy is still soft and somewhat pliable. Any other suggestions?
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    It's been awhile for an update. About 2 weeks ago the yellow tang developed an infection, dosed with kanaplex and cured pretty quickly. Unfortunately my strawberry pseudochromis didn't make it through the kanaplex. Couple of water changes and everyone else is looking good. Now just the waiting game for another month or so to rwintroduce the lm back to the display tank.
  7. It looks like it wilted over it's skeleton and has dropped a lot of its hammers. I have it in a gentle flow hoping to rehab it.
  8. This was my first swap and envision more. Got a frogspawn, hammer (which may not have survived the trip home), cabbage leather, zoa and 3 that I can't remember the name of, but look cool. Mr. Saltwater Tank was helpful and my teenage daughters had fun as well.
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    Update day 2: tested water today fter 48 hrs, according to direction, tested at .02ish. Dosed 1 ml and tested 4 hrs later, reading about .04ish. The yellow tang looks a little haggard and has developed some brown splotches, kinda like a lightly bruised banana, but other than looking bruised and hung over, he is swimming and eating a little. I also want to thank everyone that has helped with this, it has been a learning experience. Hopefully we can meet in 2 weeks.
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    I'll be honest, I broke the man code and followed the directions. I will be getting a test kit later today, since I will want to do a water change to suck up any trash on the bottom of the tankk. . I think the coral beauty was too weakened from the Ich to begin with, stress of moving to the QT and then the medicine, his fins were shredded too; they weren't like that when I moved him.
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    Update day 1. Dosed the recommended amount of cupramine yesterday morning. Patient Zero, the coral beauty, did not fare well. Laid on the bottom of the tank on his side and his fins were shredded. Got him out and put him out of his misery. Started to see spots on the tang, clownies and strawberry chromis. Starry blenny, who the heck knows with all his spots... This morning everybody looks ok, blenny is hanging at the bottom like a grumpy teenager, but moving.
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    So, a bit of an update. I took a bit of a wait and see since everything came and went so quickly, added garlic to the food. In the last few days the tang has been pestering the skunk shrimp to be cleaned, and the shrimp has been going to town on the goby. I am setting up a hospital tank and will tear the display down temporarily to get the fish out, let the display sit w/o fish for about 60 days. The inverts will still be there. I will likely dose w/ copper in the hospital. Thanks for all the help and advice/information, definite;y better than Reddit/
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    Ok. So I get the impression I don't want to dose copper in the main tank. What about some of the so called reef safe options? I saw a few at the lfs when I was getting garlic additive. Found these on the internet: https://www.thespruce.com/external-fish-parasite-treatments-2924995
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    I tried to get him out last night and spent nearly an hour trying with no luck. I may go along this route and remove my cleanup up crew and maybe dose with copper in addition to the immune boost. Just concerned how the copper might affect the corals I have.
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    Well call me crazy, butter my butt and call me a biscuit. All the spots are gone. I came home after school to try and get him out, and everything was clear. I did read that one guy had a coral beauty that would get dirty with tank dust, maybe that's what happened.