Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Marine Fish Forums > Fish Only & Aggressive Tanks
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 06/13/2013, 01:04 PM   #101
SPS_77493
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDguy View Post
Well, nitrate was below 5ppm... I didn't bother doing the low resolution method to find out exactly what it is. Is there a reason I would concern myself with phophate in a FO?
I was going to ask you if you run GFO and then I saw the latest post. I guess the only advantage would be less algae on the glass/back wall. I don't see any other benefit.


SPS_77493 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 01:22 PM   #102
extra3d
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDguy View Post

I use prazi during cupramine treatment without issue. Two rounds.
How do you do it?? ive read all over that it cant be done, cupramine will go toxic, thats what they say..


Mike



Last edited by extra3d; 06/13/2013 at 01:34 PM.
extra3d is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 01:53 PM   #103
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPS_77493 View Post
I was going to ask you if you run GFO and then I saw the latest post. I guess the only advantage would be less algae on the glass/back wall. I don't see any other benefit.
I agree. My very first marine tank was FO, and it looked like a swamp


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 01:53 PM   #104
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by extra3d View Post
How do you do it?? ive read all over that it cant be done, cupramine will go toxic, thats what they say..


Mike
I think you are thinking of ammonia detoxifiers, like Prime.


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 02:30 PM   #105
extra3d
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDguy View Post
I think you are thinking of ammonia detoxifiers, like Prime.
http://wamas.org/forums/topic/45920-...ine-dead-fish/


extra3d is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 02:58 PM   #106
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
That's just a thread full of peoples' opinions. I don't know what to tell you. I do it all the time.


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 03:05 PM   #107
extra3d
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDguy View Post
That's just a thread full of peoples' opinions. I don't know what to tell you. I do it all the time.
Do you add it slowly (in a couple of days apart) or instantly?

Mike


extra3d is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 03:06 PM   #108
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
I do the recommended dose, and wait 4-5 days before a water change to remove it.


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 03:50 PM   #109
Dr Colliebreath
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: DC Vicinity
Posts: 1,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDguy View Post
That's just a thread full of peoples' opinions. I don't know what to tell you. I do it all the time.
I dose Cupramine and prazipro at the same time as well with sensitive fish and have had no problems.


__________________
Frank

Current Tank Info: 110 Oceanic RR w/35 gal sump and SRO XP2000 int
Dr Colliebreath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 04:56 PM   #110
danielp
Registered Member
 
danielp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 497
@SD what happened to your reef tank?\ if you do not mind asking?
Showed my wife your yt video, she is in love with your tank


__________________
100g reef

Current Tank Info: 50g cube reef, 16 gal nano, 100gal FOWLR to be build at some point this year
danielp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 05:00 PM   #111
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
Not sure. Anything I didn't remove died (even mushrooms) so I'm just starting over


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 07:18 PM   #112
jjk_reef00
Registered Member
 
jjk_reef00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,503
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Colliebreath View Post
I dose Cupramine and prazipro at the same time as well with sensitive fish and have had no problems.
I've dosed both before also but I wouldn't necesarilly advise dosing both with sensitive fish since either medication can cause loss of apitite.

There are some roomers that prazi is less effective when dosed with cupramine but I've never experienced that. I personally try to admister them seprately (prazi then cupramine) unless a special circumstance comes up.


__________________
I need more fish tank appliances!
--Ed

Current Tank Info: 375 FOWLR
jjk_reef00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 07:41 PM   #113
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
Sorry, I should have said I agree with this . Obviously mixing meds isn't the best, so if you can avoid it, please do so.

That said, I've used prazi and cupramine without issue, and I've used NGP and cupramine without issue.


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 08:23 PM   #114
RayL
Registered Member
 
RayL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,267
What's NGP


RayL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 08:29 PM   #115
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
Nitrofuracin green powder from national fish pharmacy.


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 08:40 PM   #116
RayL
Registered Member
 
RayL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,267
What's that treat? Never heard of it


RayL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 08:45 PM   #117
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
It's a broad spectrum anti bacterial treatment. Works great on those random red sores and such on butterflies during QT.


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/13/2013, 09:57 PM   #118
RayL
Registered Member
 
RayL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,267
Good to know, luckily I am done with butterfly's so I won't need it I hope


RayL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/15/2013, 08:55 AM   #119
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
OK, so the semilarvatus has been in the trap for a week now. The trap actually sits where all the food falls, so he's had to endure all the other butterflies, including the falcula, swimming right next to him every day. Do I release him yet? Will he go back to his terrorizing ways? If I'm going to keep him out longer, I'll transfer him to the fuge...


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/15/2013, 12:49 PM   #120
jjk_reef00
Registered Member
 
jjk_reef00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,503
Does he look like he wants to attack in the box? If not it might be worth a release if you don't think it will be too much trouble to catch him again. I've very curious to see how this turns out.


__________________
I need more fish tank appliances!
--Ed

Current Tank Info: 375 FOWLR
jjk_reef00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/15/2013, 12:51 PM   #121
rssjsb
Registered Member
 
rssjsb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 3,243
Peter - sorry if you've answered this elsewhere, but how big was the rock beauty when you got it? Did you have any trouble getting it to eat?


__________________
Robin
rssjsb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/15/2013, 12:57 PM   #122
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by rssjsb View Post
Peter - sorry if you've answered this elsewhere, but how big was the rock beauty when you got it? Did you have any trouble getting it to eat?
It was tiny when I bought it, and I can't say it's more than slightly bigger now. But the amount of black has grown significantly. It has eaten pellets with gusto from day one.


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/15/2013, 12:58 PM   #123
SDguy
Fish heads unite!
 
SDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 23,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjk_reef00 View Post
Does he look like he wants to attack in the box? If not it might be worth a release if you don't think it will be too much trouble to catch him again. I've very curious to see how this turns out.
Hmmm, not sure on that. He seems more interested in figuring out what is blocking him, than what is through the looking glass


__________________
Peter

SDMAS member

Marine tanks since 1989.

><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
`.. , . .`.. ><((((>

Current Tank Info: 150g reborn anemone reef. 240g butterfly and angel FOWLR. 15g QT.
SDguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/16/2013, 02:20 AM   #124
Ridem32
Registered Member
 
Ridem32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 273
http://youtu.be/syDV7uf0Irs
Just set up this 280 gallon! My first butterfly! Should be getting another 280 gallon next weekend! This 280 I have now been up & running 6 days! So far my fish lov it just got sump hooked up and running today


Ridem32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/16/2013, 11:19 AM   #125
extra3d
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridem32 View Post
http://youtu.be/syDV7uf0Irs
Just set up this 280 gallon! My first butterfly! Should be getting another 280 gallon next weekend! This 280 I have now been up & running 6 days! So far my fish lov it just got sump hooked up and running today
Did you cycle that tank??

Mike


extra3d is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:07 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.