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Gil&Fin last won the day on February 17

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  1. Thanks everyone for coming out! I had a blast. A special Shout-Out to Jeff @CuttleFishandCoral and Sean @albertareef for all their help. I couldn't have done it without them.
  2. Just FYI everyone. I have had a TON of requests from people who want to come before the sale (mostly from Facebook people) but I haven't allowed any pre-sales. So, everything that is pictured (plus tons more) is still here and available. And there will be cookies of course...
  3. Well, they see the blue lights through the drapes so I think they have other suspicions. So far the cops have never shown up. LOL
  4. Gil&Fin

    Looking for Pink Birds-nest WTB?

    Sure thing Dodge! I have a few of them. Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
  5. Yep--it's time for another $10 sale! Literally 100s of frags. (Nothing available pre-sale). Stop by this Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 1 PM to 3:30 PM. I'm in southwest Portland--PM me for the address. Can't wait to see you!
  6. Gil&Fin

    Looking for Pink Birds-nest WTB?

    Kai, I have this one. I ordered from ORA about 6 months ago and it's doing great. I've already fragged it a couple of times. Not sure if it's what you're looking for, but there ya go.
  7. Gil&Fin

    Hi reefers

    Beautiful tank. Yes, it's hard to go smaller. That said, it sure would be nice to just do a 5 gallon water change weekly and call it good. Let me know if you're interested in doing any frag/honey swapping... Holly
  8. Gil&Fin

    ideas for february meeting

    Ideas: Aquascaping Lighting 101 (seriously dumb it down for me) Poisonous corals that shoot sh** in your eye (oh yeah, we just did that) Selling/shipping frags (tips on types of corals that ship well, bagging, shipping materials) How to tell if your tank is about to fail and what to do about it (glass/acrylic, seams, braces, etc) Planning for the worst (aka backup power sources)
  9. Gil&Fin

    February Picture of the Month - Photo of favorite pet

    Ruby, my Catahoula leopard dog. I tried to pick a picture with some color. This was taken while we were shooting up in the Tillamook Forest. She loves the woods.
  10. Gil&Fin

    Couple of large colonies- FREE

    Looks like the paly's are spoken for, too. Mods, please close. Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
  11. Gil&Fin

    Couple of large colonies- FREE

    That was quick! The birdsnests are pending pickup. The paly rock is still available. Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
  12. I have a couple of colonies of green birdsnest, each 6 to 8 in, and a rock of paly's, about 8 in, that I'm getting ready to toss. PM me if you are interested in giving them a good home. I'm in southwest Portland, near Washington Square.
  13. Gil&Fin

    Ocean Revive

    I'm assuming you're looking for a used one since you posted a link to a new one. I can't help you there but just an FYI that Amazon carriers them (weird, right?) with free shipping--$189.
  14. Gil&Fin

    Hello from Garden Home

    Welcome, Zalick! I also live in Garden Home. I'd love for you to post some pictures--of your tank and of your underwater shots. There are some amazing photographers here, and every month we have a Picture of the Month with a different theme. I hope you will make it to the meeting on Sunday at Upscales. Holly
  15. Gil&Fin

    Possum wrasse issues

    I agree with Sid that it is impossible to give an accurate diagnosis. That said, if you are faced with doing something rather than nothing, here are some thoughts. Keep in mind that I am in no way an expert -- this is just one hobbiest to another throwing out some ideas. First, I would quarantine the fish for a couple of reasons. The obvious one is that you don't want whatever the ailment is to spread. Second, in my experience, stress is a big factor in disease manifestation. For example, ich. As you know, there is a lot of controversy about the disease, but my personal view is that many fish have it and simply don't manifest it (show visible signs or get sick) because they are not stressed. I hear a lot of hobbiest say they never quarantine their fish and have never had an ich breakout. I don't doubt that. They probably have a peaceful tank, that is not overstocked, with plenty of hiding places, and fed appropriately. Anyway, I digress. If you can get the little guys out of the tank to a nice, quiet quarantine tank where they can be observed, not under bright lights, and not chased by the other fish, that would be ideal. Then, once you can observe them carefully, I would do some research on reputable sites. For example, is there any heavy "breathing"? Swimming towards a powerhead? How do the eyes look? Is the fish gasping at the surface? Is he active or lethargic? At that point, if you can't find something that fits and the fish are not improving, you could try some gentle treatments. I would probably try a freshwater dip, Seachem Metroplex, PraziPro, or even API General Cure. Make sure you know what you're doing (that is, dose the appropriate amount, etc) before you try any of these. Note that there are no known cures for some diseases like lymphocytes so you probably won't want to treat the fish at all (other than put them in a stress-free environment) if that is what it is. All of the above is not going to be very helpful to you if you can't remove the fish. I've tried to catch a possum wrasse once or twice and those little buggers are wily. Plus, chasing them around the tank can be stressful in-and-of itself. Few of these treatments can be administered in a reef tank (even some that say they can), but there are some. I'm afraid the above is not really helpful. I suspect what you are looking for is a diagnosis. I can speculate, but it would be just that--speculation. Plus, many times there are multiple things going on, which makes diagnosis/treatment even that more complicated. Good luck.