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About air561

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    Toad Fish
  • Birthday 09/16/1981


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    Eugene (Santa Clara)

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  1. I did a stupid. Ich?

    My foxface is still alive in a 5g hospital tank running Cupramine. He's not happy, but he's not breathing fast, he responds to my presence and seems to sleep most of the day by his colloration. He's eating very little, but seems to be healthy. Nothing else in the tank has come down with it since I raised the Ph and KH, but I realized too late that I hadn't seen my dragonette in a while. Then I remembered one small white spot I had seen on her weeks ago. She's probably gone, and the reproduction cycle of ich has probably started. My Anthia is hanging out by my cleaner shrimp though, which is a bad sign. So far, not terrible.
  2. I did a stupid. Ich?

    Thank you so much for the reply. This is my first bout with ich. I didn't quarantine any of my fish, so one of them must have been a carrier. My DT is damaged, so I have a new one sitting here. I think I'm going to raise the salinity in the QT (currently in hypo), dose the cupramine per it's instructions for 3 weeks for my Foxface, then put him back in the DT and hope nothing dies till I do the transfer. Then, when I do the transfer, i'll put all the fish in a 50gal plastic tote with DT water and a new canister filter and dose Cupramine for 3 weeks before putting them into the new DT after 8 weeks fallow. Sound good?
  3. I did a stupid. Ich?

    So I picked up a Kole tang and a Foxface from Ken's closeout on July 8th. Two days ago, I noticed a couple of small white spots on my Foxface that looks like ich. Today there were many more so I pulled him out and put him in a quarantine tank and began to check parameters. My pH was at 7.4.... Stupid. I started adding formula 2 and brought it back up. Now, my question is, I've never had ich in my tank before and it's been a month since I added the Foxface. Could this be ich? Can it stay dormant that long or is it in the gills of another fish and I just can't see it. I'm going to be treating the quarantine tank with copper and hyposalinity for the next six weeks. All of my fish including the Foxface are acting normal. I really love this fish and I want to do anything I can to save him. Any suggestions appreciated. I haven't been able to get a good picture yet of him yet, but when I do, I'll post them.
  4. Tapatalk status

    Looks good. Thank you. -Brian
  5. Tapatalk?

    Anyone else having problems with this forum in tapatalk after the crash on the 8th. I get no new topics and I can't log in.
  6. Black marks on cleaner shrimp?

    Here's a better picture of the living one. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  7. I just got a couple of cleaner shrimp, but one didn't make it. I think it got attacked by a Flameback Angel and went into shock, but I noticed these black marks on both shrimp. Any idea what they are and if I should be worried about my still living shrimp. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  8. June Meeting at TPA!!!

    Is the meeting for anyone or just supporting members? Sorry, I'm new, but I'd like to go. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  9. Share the Love: Random Euphyllia

    Share the love #1. Beautiful. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  10. How bad is this?

    Any ideas on who will drill, plumb and silicone an overflow into a basic 65 gal glass aquarium? I can't find anything reef ready in a 65 gal. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  11. How bad is this?

    Ok, thanks. I guess I'll just keep an eye on it. No salt creep yet. The only thing that worries me is that it's not a shallow tank. I'll have to keep my eyes open for one that fits my stand. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  12. I was doing a full detail on my tank (maybe scrubbing the joints too hard) when I noticed these: It looks like the silicone is comming loose? They're near the bottom front. I melted the cross member with my halides by accident (duh!). Now both front and back bow out about 1/8th of an inch because the cross member stretched. Is it garbage now? I have very little experience with glass tanks. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  13. Hey guys

    Finallt got the LED setup and I love it. Thank you KenH. They work great. As always, my crappy Samsung doesn't do it justice. Anyone have any tips for getting a 3" antenata lionfish eating frozen jumbo mysis? Still trying to identify the orange/blue dot coral in the top right. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
  14. Pest zoas

    Noooo!!! I'm having paly poisoning flashbacks! I got every one out of my tank. They're the devil. Just remember, they're not just poisonous to you. They'll kill stuff in your tank too. Proceed with caution. If you want to save your zoa rock, I used a chisel to scrape off the rock just below the base of palys with great success. Just be sure not to damage the zoas or palys that are left behind, and don't leave any trace of them or their goo behind. Maybe rinse the rock with tank water after just to make sure. I saved a lot of corals and rocks that way. Eye protection, mask, and gloves. Good luck. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk