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Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Coral reefer, Oct 29, 2010.
so sorry Mike - its hard to lose older fish.
congratulations on the 15 year old fish
unfortunately, most fish in an aquarium don't fare so well
it is luck to have had you as its caretaker
Fish is not skinny - maybe you have more algae growing than you think.
But probably not. Sad.
I've gotten in to do some work 3 times in the last week, starting to get "caught up" on the things I've been meaning to do. Went on a rampage with the aiptasia x, mostly on the (blue) cloves from hell. But I did have a handful lingering aiptasia here and there. I removed the last rock that had more than a few on it. They were really big! It turns out aiptasia x works well on the blue cloves. I just kinda puddle it on top of them and let it sit for an hour or so with the vortechs off. I then siphon out any left over puddles before turning on pumps. I also put fresh carbon in my bag to absorb any nasties from dead cloves. It takes a couple days, but seems to work pretty well. I assume kalk paste would work as well, but happen to have aiptasia x on hand.
Had to move a couple trouble making chalices to avoid further stinging of their neighbors (of mummy eye got hit hard by space invade chalice, and fuzzy green psammacora got toasted by red stop sign chalice), and I still need to move the Cali Tort to a new spot where it has space. And I still need to make one more rock structure to go in the back. Most likely put more euphilia on it.
That red stop chalice is mean; melted a Miami hurricane but I was able to notice.
On the good side, the purple/blue pocillopora is encrusting nicely on a piece of rock.
I think that's a stylophora, not pocci. One of my favorites. Actually the corals that got me into sps...
Alright @RandyC ...I see your flow increase. Added a 4th mp40 tonight. I still plan on adding either one or two more, or maybe just getting a new dry side for my mp60 and throwing that back on.
Shouldn't you be changing a diaper or something and not adding an mp40 to the tank?
I actually have two. One stopped working early on and I never figured out why it got it working. The other I dropped, and it still works, but is kinda loud. Heart breaking how expensive new dry sides are...
I was watching her sleep...
Open the dry side. If all are the same design, the dry-side has what seems washers; maybe they are off-center or just loose.
Finally the old man blue tang I bought in march 2003 is gone. RIP friend.
Sorry to hear that Mike. What a great habitat you provided for him for a long time! Uncommon to have all those years with a fish.
Sorry to hear for the loss
But it was fortunate having you as it caretaker
Put a seed in its mouth and put it in the ground
Grow something and it will continue to be in your life
Bunch of new fish
Chromis? Forget if you had the anthias or not.