Will's 300g Re-Do

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Wlachnit, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    That's a great collection!
     
  2. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Just added my Rhomboid yesterday. He seems to have settled in. I do see my Linneatus chasing my Solorensis around. Hopefully, it's just temporary.
     
  3. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    You just like saying all these fancy names I bet.
     
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  4. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Absolutely! ....now if only I could figure out what my Acros are called.... I don't even know their common name!


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  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    My Solorensis was my only casualty when my 2 part dosing pumps stuck on (ahem... Neptune's device stuck them on). Woke up one morning and my entire tank had a somewhat pretty snowy appearance, fish were fine except that one guy, and I think that's because they make a mucus cocoon when they sleep so probably got a bit clogged up in there.

    Pro tip: 2 part is great because if it sticks on eventually rising levels stop due to precipitation and you essentially just are doing freshwater top off after that!
     
  6. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Well....our neighborhood lost power for 3 hours at 5p. Since we really never lose power in our hood, I don't have any sort of backups. Not knowing how long we were going to be out of power, I plugged in a cigarette lighter inverter into our car and ran a long extension cord into the house which gave me about 120w. From there, I plugged a couple of my MP40s into it and moved them up high towards the surface to agitate the water. All was fine when power was restored a few hours later. But, it taught me a lesson that I should probably setup battery backups for MP40s. Glad I was home when it happened.
     
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  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Same thing happened with us yesterday too. Must have been everyone plugging in their AC at the same time. I just have a couple battery powered air stones. I was more worried about the temperature since I've been using a fan to blow across the surface to keep it below 80 degrees.
     
  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Luckily almost no A/C exists in San Francisco so on hot days just means my heaters don't kick on :D
     
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  9. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Yeah... one of the nice things about living in the city or upper peninsula.
     
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    And unfortunately for you guys elsewhere, you get to hear us complain about "how hot it is" when the temps get into the low-mid 80s :D
     
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  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I'm melting! It got to 80 inside yesterday. Oh no!!!!!
     
  12. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Yeah, it's true....you guys are pretty wimpy when it gets hot.


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  13. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    I used to live in Burlingame for 10y...so I know.


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  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I grew up in Alamo, freezing and over 100 a both common. Went to Santa Barbara for 8 years and it ruined me for hot and cold tolerance. A true wimp now. Above 80 or below 60 is tough. My low end may be a bit better in sf these days, but not much...
     
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  15. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Well...I lost my foxface rabbit fish this morning. I got him from a local reefer almost 10y ago. Not sure how long he had him but he was full size. I noticed that he stopped eating 4-6 weeks ago and didn't swim much. Other than that he looked healthy and was surprised that he didn't appear to get skinny. He was pretty listless last night.


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  16. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    I am now looking for a couple of Tangs. In addition to the Foxface, I also lost a couple of Tangs, a yellow eye Kole Tang and a Scopas Tang over the past year. I've had these fish for 9+ years or so...Kinda lost track.

    My current Tang collection includes a Hippo, Yellow, And Blonde Naso. So, am looking for a couple of Bristletooth and probably one from the Acanthurus genus? Maybe a yellow eye Kole, Chevron, Powder Brown?
     
  17. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Oh......and I meant to say that I'm not sure why they died. They both seemed to be healthy when they passed.
     
  18. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I love my Achilles but I'd recommend getting a small one to try and avoid as much aggression as possible. If not the Achilles I'd probably go for a powder blue. The blonde naso and powder brown have similar colors. I like the color of the juvenile chevron and like that it is a fish that transitions but I'm not a big fan of the adult coloring. This is all just my own personal preference though.
     
  19. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I love Achilles really wanted one but ended with a Achilles hybrid so no longer can get one. Love that giant red tear drop


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  20. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Good suggestions. I have been tempted with Achilles but hear all these stories about their aggression...makes me a bit nervous about doing that.

    Good point about the Naso and Powder Brown having similar colorings.

    I'll have to give the Achilles more thought.....
     

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