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That red cap just doesn't quit!
 You can borrow my silver scat if you like.  he will mow down all the aptasia he can reach.
 
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I might take you up on that! I really should just get one myself.

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Looking good, whatever that is on the frag plug is really spilling over nicely as well.
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Cool Chad!  What are your plans for stocking the tank?
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I'm pretty much hoping to get back to waht I had before the power outage. I was pretty happy with the livestock and setup I had before. I might make a few slight changes but nothing major.
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In the short term I plan to move everything that is in the basement right now up into the display and will shutdown and clean the basement stuff. So the corals will all be moved up and glued into their final place and all the Banggai will go into the display. The Clarkii and carpet anemone will go into the sump under the display. 

This way I can clean the tanks out dow there really good and hopefully purge the system of the bubble algae and aiptasia that have kinda taken over. Plus it will help on the electric bill as I'll only need to heat the upstairs tank. 200 gals vs 500 gals.
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....a new chapter begins! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress man.
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Ok so my urchins are starting to tick me off. I've hard to reset several frags and rocks now becuase this stupid urchins keep knocking them out of place and it's starting to get on my nerves. I think It's about time to move them to the sump and get me some diadema urchins.  
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Which urchins are doing that?  I have a blue tux, though he is small, but I'm not had much issue.  I like the long spines but I'm not fond of getting nailed by them if I put my hand in the tank and forget to look for them.
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They actually are a medium spine type urchin..They are really short spines like on yours but not nearly as long as the "long Spine" types. While I haven't seen them knocking stuff over since they really only move around at night. They are the only things in the tank that could possibly be breaking loose glued down frags of stuff.

Lately it seems like I have to reset something just about every day.
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Well yesterday I bought my first new fish since the big crash. A small Black Velvet Angel. I had planned to get a Singapore Angel when I set out at the beginning of the day but couldn't find any small enough. I came across this guy which is closely related to the Singapore Angel and you don't see them as often so I decided to get him instead.




 
He's already been eating very well since I've brought him home. So far a good sign!
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Cool Chad!  Glad to see that are you are getting fish into the tank.
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Pretty fish.
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Well came home today and the angel was not looking. Laying on his side on the bottom of the tank and breathing hard.

Not sure what happened. It was eating and swimming around fine last night when I went to bed. I don't know if something got into the tank or if I got hit with an ammonia spike. The only other thought I have is it is related to a new heater I put in the tank yesterday evening to replace the one in the tank that wasn't shutting off.

I'm bummed that I might have very well lost the first fish I've purchased in 6 months and I don't even know why.
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Well I decided to pull him out and try a FW dip to see if it helped him at all. After I got him out of the tank into into some good light it turns out that he did have Ich after all. So I gave him the FW dip and put him back into the tank with copper....It was too little, to late..Ended up losing him over the night..

So my first fish to repopulate the tank, total failure.
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That just sucks.
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Sorry to hear that Chad.  You will get there.
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That kind of timeframe, the fish already had it when you got it...no way you could've known if the cysts hadn't gotten large enough to show yet.
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Yeah...I'm pretty well aware of the life cycle of Ich so I'm sure as well that he was infected when he came home...Just another example of why you should always QT everything.

I had a heater stick on push the temp up to 85 in the tank which didn't help as it shot the little bastards into overdrive and caused a population explosion which was just too much to handle.  I'm also regreting not just putting in copper right from the get go. Usually I do run copper in QT from day one but I had trusted this store as they QT all their stuff so I hadn't expected there to be any problems.  Needless to say I picked up a copperband butterfly froma different store last night and he went into QT with copper from the start. Not taking any chances this time.

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