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  1. LadAShark

    NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    My bad. It’s fine for now. Feel free to skip me (or do so if you already have). Sorry for the delayed response, I’ve been quite busy lately.
  2. Will post a picture soon, $100 He will complete copper quarantine on September 4th. There’s nothing wrong with him, it’s just the vendor sent me the wrong fish (I wanted a hawaiin black triggerfish). Still a beautiful fish, but not on my intended stocking list. Going rate for these at this size is $120 and up, but I just honestly want more room already.
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    For sale: 4-5 inch Indian Black trigger

    They are in fact, different species, melichtys indicus and melichtys niger respectively, with different coloration, the indicus has thin gold looking lines on its black body, and when stressed can change into a pale brown color. Its tail is a waxing crescent with a white band at the end. The melichtys niger has shiny blue spots mixed into its body with what looks like a yellowish reddish blush near its face. Its tail is a waning crescent like the niger trigger’s tail, and is fully black. Here is my fish.
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    Corals for sale

    Yeah I would rather know what you have first.
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    Diatom filters

    So, I’ve been reading up lately and I stumbled upon this relic. Diatomaceous earth filters. With tiny pore sizes, they can essentially filter out many microorganisms from our water, clearing up the water and reducing if not eliminating the spread of ich-like organisms (though there’s some debate about this latter one). I am interested in taking the plunge and getting one, but I want other people’s perspective and also, I have realized that the main company that made them for reef tanks, Vortex, no longer makes them, leaving three options, DIY, get a retrofitted vortex filter from amazon, or buy one intended for a pool (too big and also a little pricier than other two options). What do you lot think about DE filters? Do any of you use them? And of the three options in procuring one, which would be the best to go with?
  6. Citrus mistress, apple berry, and maaaaybe a duncan (need to think on that one). Might also contemplate a goniopora but I already have a frag of wicked witch goniopora that I am slowly growing out. But I’d love a frag of the apple berry for sure. I will be at the meeting this saturday if nothing goes out of plan.
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    Quarantined fish for sale

    Ahaha. Yeah you’d want to move all the coral out of course, keep them in another tank that undergoes the fallow as you essentially sterilize your current one. More of a pain to do and potentially not worth it. I am contemplating your angel, buuuut, not sure as it could be an LPS eater and my tank is lps dominant. Hmm. I’ll get back to you on that. I still haven’t had the time to make my mind up.
  8. Might be interested in all corals. Any idea what you’d go for just all corals? I keep mixed/aggressive reef so the smaller fish are a gamble.
  9. Thanks for the frags Holly, really enjoying them. They are currently im quarantine, but I can’t wait to introduce them to the DT.
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    Meeting on August 25th!

    Then I think I’ll go with that. LED lights and gift cards sound awesome. I was going to recommend some frags/clams/whatnot but a giftcard of course is more flexible and hence better.
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    Meeting on August 25th!

    I’ll be there, probably. As for prizes, uh, not sure what the standard is/pricing for the raffle.
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    Quarantined fish for sale

    Lol. Sounds hilarious, and expensive.
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    Quarantined fish for sale

    Oh wow. That’s an insane stocking list, how big is your tank to fit so many creatures? Haha. but yeah, I guess TTM is not so practical when you have that many fish to treat. How big is your hospital tank? Well if you look into it and find out what temperature ich dies at, you could theoretically boil the ich out of the saltwater, and reuse the then sterile water. Worth it? I don’t know, but doable if you have the right equipment and time. But yeah, understandable why you are just treating with copper. I guess I’ll stick around and think on your majestic angel.
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    Quarantined fish for sale

    Wow good looking fella indeed. You’re treating just ich right? Why don’t you use the tank transfer method?
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    Quarantined fish for sale

    Yep, a pic would be great.
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    Quarantined fish for sale

    I am very tempted, as I also was planning to pick up a frog spawn at some point. My only dilemma is I am also currently quarantining, as I somehow got velvet and... ouch. Enough said 😞 Anyway, if it’s not gone in two weeks or so, and my current fish stock is still doing ok in the hospital tank, I might consider adding him to a different tank separate from them until my fallow period is over.
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    Marineland 27 gallon tank and stand - FREE

    If theDSBlack doesn’t take it, I will. Also sent message.
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    Quarantined fish for sale

    Hmm, majestic huh. How is its behavior with corals? Also, what do you mean by pair $150? edit: mb, got it, you meant “paid 150”
  19. I had recently gotten a shipment of 7 fish, around two weeks ago from fishybusiness aquatics: emperor angel, blueface, flame angel, blue tang, sailfin tang, indian triggerfish, niger triggerfish. Unfortunately the blueface seems to have some variant of velvet that only afflicts the gills, or at least so I am told by more experienced folks at reef2reef. Despite treatment I was unable to save him, and he just passed a few minutes ago. I’m going to avoid taking a risk and I will most likely go fallow on my main tank, treating the remaining fish (which all look healthy and spotless) in a separate tank. In the meanwhile, I’m totally bummed out, as I really liked the fella and now the rest of the fish too are at risk. 😞 p.s. I am going to try to get my hands on some chloroquine phosphate. Don’t know how I will go about it buuuut...
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    Just lost a blueface angelfish

    I more or less have it figured out and the rest are looking healthy. They eat too but don’t have much of an appetite. Up to full therapeutic dose of cupramine and thanks to @PetVet I also have chloroquine phosphate and a prescription for more of it. I am contemplating when and how I should switch to CP, but I am worried about my blue tang as I have heard they don’t tolerate it well. But on the other hand, I have heard that some velvet is resistant to copper treatments.
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    Just lost a blueface angelfish

    So update on situation: I saw the infection proceeding rapidly across basically all of the fish so I switched to treatment asap. I have pulled an all nighter (nothing I’m unfamiliar with after engineering and now being in medicine) trying to keep the fish and watch them as I treat them. Of the 6, 5: the indian and niger triggers, emperor angelfish, sailfin and blue tangs are all doing great and are in copper+furan2+kanamycin. The flame angel is in critical condition and could pass any second... though he’s been like that for hours now and I am somehow maintaining his breathing. I am also treating him but I am doing it separately from the other fish as I wanted to not increase the copper too fast for him. I don’t know if it’s worth my time for the flame angelfish, but I feel responsible for its life and so I will try to stay awake as long as I can— until I pass out, it gets better, or it passes away. I wish I had assumed that the fish all had velvet when they arrived. I thought I would watch them in my DT (as it was fishless for months prior) and then treat them in my hospital tank on first sign of something going wrong, unfortunately my blueface angelfish was changing colors simultaneously and hid the progression of his disease too well until it was too late. At least I caught it before it wiped my tank, hopefully I can at least save these fish... Edit: as of about 7:45 AM the flame angelfish passed away. I am quite saddened but partially numb after the blueface. All the other fish however seem to be on the path to full recovery. It appears I not only had velvet, but also some sort of gram negative bacterial infection.
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    August meeting?

    Any idea if or when it will happen?
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    August meeting?

    Wonderful I am a little less excited for it than I was before because I recently had a breakout of velvet 😞 , rather, the vendor I bought my fish from— fishy business aquatics— sent me a sick fish which has me going fallow as I used my DT to quarantine (I had no fish for months prior— just inverts), but I’m still pretty excited to join in on the fun. But unless there’s some equipment or anything I won’t have the stomache to nab something living :’(
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    Just lost a blueface angelfish

    Woohoo, that helps a lot. Will do.
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    3d Printable Nori Clip

    Rather, why is it that many of the things that are very difficult actually seem simple, deceptively so?