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10-17-2014, 08:37 PM
Out of quarantine. Also added a Yellow Coris Wrasse and a Bengaii Cardinal that were quarantined using TTM over 10 days and also added a cleaner shrimp. Everyone is living happy and healthy...
08-27-2014, 02:04 PM
Still in quarantine. Things looking good.
08-07-2014, 01:24 AM
While I am going through this quarantine process, I've stocked a couple corals - A kryptonite candy cane and a small branching hammer. I also added a cleaner shrimp. My Zoos are not doing so well...
07-31-2014, 03:05 PM
Lots of hearty choices to work with so one of the main things I would consider is if you are selecting fish that are generally peaceful with each other. Assuming you are going FOWLR then you don't...
I'm sure Cliff will chime in - he is the expert so listen to what he says not me:
But in my opinion it will be tight. It probably can be done but plan on frequent water changes and testing water...
07-28-2014, 01:47 AM
I had read that it was necessary for a hospital tank that doesn't have any biological filtration or any other way to clear out ammonia/nitrites/nitrates. Am I worng?
There is no live rock in the...
07-27-2014, 09:11 PM
Yes, I am using Cupramine by Seachem. The only filtration I am using is the foam filter on the airline. I've been checking the ammonia and copper levels daily and changing at least 2 1/2 gallons a...
07-26-2014, 09:50 PM
Well the Royal Gramma died the day after the last post. I still have all the rest in QT, daily water changes, maintaining Cupertine (copper) at .5. Almost done with the copper treatment. Blennie...
07-17-2014, 12:50 AM
Two fish I could only capture by moving the rock they were in, then removing the rock when they came out so this set me back a day (blennie and Royal Gramma). Got the rock out last night, Fed them...
07-15-2014, 03:06 AM
I planned on lowering the salinity in the QT a little in addition to the copper.
I got the QT/hospital tank set up tonight and moved all 4 fish over, but the only way I could catch the Blennie and...
07-14-2014, 03:12 PM
Thanks Cliff. Yes as I've researched this some more, I have been coming to the same conclusions. I really didn't want to get into setting up a hospital tank (don't really have a place for it and...
07-11-2014, 11:46 PM
Since my last installment, the water parameters have remained nearly perfect with weekly or bi-weekly dosing of Calcium and PH buffer. I've added 2 Acan Frags and a Kryptonite candy cane coral. ...
A 15 gallon tank will limit what fish/corals you can successfully raise. The blue "Dory" fish is a Blue Tang which requires at least 180 gallon tank. Even if it starts out small, they get quite big...
WOW Thats impressive. Thanks for sharing that
I started out with a biocube 14 and moved up to a 37 gallon tank. I can't begin to tell you how much easier it had been to maintain the larger tank. With the smaller tank I was constantly...
Update? Hows this tank coming? I have a 37 gallon tall reef tank so I'm in a similar situation to you
06-24-2014, 02:57 PM
I am starting this thread to track the progress of my 37 gallon reef. I'll lay out what I've got now and what my plans are here in the first post. Then I'll track over time to see how the tank...
Oh, one other thing. I've found that opinions on saltwater tanks are as varied as there are saltwater enthusiasts out there. It can really get confusing reading all the recommended information out...
Nice tank. How long have you had it set up? You have some nice LPS in there like the Hammer Coral.
I'm assuming that you are doing a FOWLR (fish only with live rock) instead of a reef tank. It tends to be easier to keep fish only as corals require that you maintain better water quality but even a...
06-05-2014, 01:21 AM
Hey finally something I know enough to comment on.
My previous tank (14 biocube) came with an Ocellaris and a Tomato Clown that had been together a couple years with no problems.
Currently (in a 37...
06-04-2014, 11:47 PM
Update: 6 line wrasse mysteriously died overnight a couple weeks ago not long after my last post. ALL the water parameters checked out excellent. Went to LFS and their tests backed up mine and...
05-20-2014, 02:20 PM
Thanks - I didn't realize that about the clowns. Two it will be.
As for the BTA, I have a feeling that it will be a 'learning experience' but I'll give it a go and see how it works. Still need...
05-20-2014, 01:56 AM
You may recall I had an inherited bio cube 14 that was coming along nicely. Over the winter I had a 2 day power outage and temps in the house got down into the 40's and that wrecked havoc on my...
12-01-2013, 11:13 PM
I finally got the worm and yes, it was a bristle worm. Although I can't be certain that the worm I got is the same one I saw before.
I did a coral dip before I put it in the tank (like I do with...