Will's 300g Re-Do

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  1. scuzy

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    Mirrors works like magic
     
  2. Wlachnit

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    Finished QT and added to the display. They stay more or less together so far....we'll see.

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  3. Wlachnit

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    Purple Tang from @Gablami. In QT right now....hope he starts eating again! Been over one week.

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  4. Gablami

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    He has some fat stores...ate like a pig for months.


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  5. Wlachnit

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    Yeah...he looks pretty healthy...definitely not skinny. I will add him to the DT on Monday and I figure he will start eating then.
     
  6. Wlachnit

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    During the rebuild I decided to use two DC return pumps instead of the Reeflo Dart I had used for 9+ years. I made this change mostly due to noise, since DC pumps tend to be quieter. I'm happy with the Neptune L1 that I'm using. But, not happy with the DC Current pump. Seems like I all I have to do is bump the controller and it stops. I have a second one for my softie tank and it does the same thing. So, I have to figure that out.
     
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    Well....just found an aptasia in my DT. I quarantine everything so my bet is that it came in with my recycled LR. I inspected every piece but I guess it wasn't good enough. Unfortunately, it's at the bottom and at the rear of the tank, somewhat inaccessible.

    So, now I have to figure out if a majano wand will work? Anyone with experience? Any other way to get to an aptasia that is just out of reach?
     
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    Majano wands won't work cause aptasias spreads differently than majano. Any little piece will grow am aptasias. Try injecting it with kalk or peppermint shrimps.
     
  9. Gablami

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    Can you bury it with epoxy putty?


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    Laser pew pew!

    @Newjack has one I think
     
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    We use a hypodermic needle with white vinegar - seems to melt them
     
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    The problem is that it is inaccessible. Otherwise, yes...I would just kalk it. That is why I was looking for something long.
     
  13. Gablami

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    Is your rock all glued together or encrusted at the joints? I'm sufficiently freaked out by aiptasia that I would take the rock apart to get rid of it. And I would remove the rock entirely if possible. Just not worth it to have it take hold in my DT.


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  14. daddio

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    We could give peter a snorkel and send him in :D
     
  15. Wlachnit

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    I like Mark's suggestion best!


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    I added the purple Tang that I got from @Gablami to the DT.

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    My existing tangs are a large blonde Naso, Hippo, Yellow, and a small Kole Tang. Turns out that the one Tang that picked on the purple was the smallest of the bunch, the Kole! Completely unexpected. Anyway, I used a mirror for just a day and the picking stopped. The purple has settled right in with them.

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  17. daddio

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    That Purple Tang is a beauty!!
     
  18. Gablami

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    Nice! Is he eating yet? Makes me happy seeing him in that beautiful reef tank.


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    Yes, he is eating...no problem. He got one small tear in his dorsal fin which should heal just fine. He's settled in well. I always wanted a purple, but up until 9 months or so ago, I had a yellow and a scopas and at one point I had a desjardini sailfin as well...for many years who was really big, 10"+, and ruled the tank. So, with 3 zebrasoma tangs, I wasn't going to risk adding another one. But, now that I am down to just the yellow, I figured now was my chance.


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    My Red Dragon that I just got last week from DTW on RC. This is my third red dragon. The first one was a Copps CITR red dragon,...I had half of it RTN and the rest took off and grew well for several months. But, I lost it when I made the big move to my new tank. The Alk became real unstable in my transfer tank where it sat for two weeks....so, unfortunately not unexpected. So, I got a second one from Copps and it RTNd in the first day...painful.

    I then decided to stay away from them for some time...but when DTW had some frags available and he is close to me... I couldn't resist. So far, so good.

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