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Old 07/02/2017, 07:39 PM   #701
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Hi Matt,

Sorry to hear about your troubles.

I don't remember if you use one, but have you thought about a UV sterilizer? A lot of people with delicate fish use them. Copps is the top hobbyist that comes to mind.
Hey Ed,

Good to hear from you. I don't use a UV sterilizer. I don't think any of my issues were from disease related, except for the pyramid perhaps.

If I was going to use anything, I think it would be an ozone generator, but they've always made me nervous and I figure I can circumvent the need by having a rigid quarantine protocol.

I have a feeling the blueline is behind the tank. I'm a moron and still don't have a lid. At least I know I'm a moron. Or wait, does that make it worse.

Hope your tank is well.


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Old 07/19/2017, 01:12 PM   #702
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Well, the modestus and pyramid didn't make it. I'm not honestly surprised, just wish I knew exactly what happened. I suppose that's the risk you take when you leave for two weeks...

I moved the barberfish out of the sump and back into the main display. It appears to be leaving the idol alone for now, so I'm hopeful that trend continues. The idol has actually developed a bit of an attitude and has been known to nip at the Achilles tang.

Current list:
Butterflies:
Chaetodon Rainfordi
Chaetodon Flavirostris
Johnrandallia nigrirostris

Angels:Centropyge Eibli
Centropyge Venustus x 2
Centropyge Multifasciatus
Pygoplites diacanthus x 1
Centropyge Flavissima

Damsels
Chrysiptera talboti x 3
Chrysiptera annulata

OthersAcanthurus Achilles
Zebrasoma flavescens x 2
Zanclus cornutus

New targets are:
C. Semilarvatus
C. Octofasciatus
R. Modestus

I'm also on the hunt for a black dog face. I've heard they aren't being collected anymore from the Solomon islands. If someone stumbles across one, please PM me. Even if it's at a local shop.


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Old 07/19/2017, 09:23 PM   #703
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very nice to see you back in the hobby. I have a pair of rainfordi eating pellets. However, my resident butterflies stopped eating pellets.


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Old 07/19/2017, 09:24 PM   #704
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pictures?


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Old 07/20/2017, 07:13 AM   #705
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very nice to see you back in the hobby. I have a pair of rainfordi eating pellets. However, my resident butterflies stopped eating pellets.
What do you have for resident butterflies? I'm not sure I've seen your tank before.

I'll try to get pictures later today. I'm still not sure where or how to upload them since photobucket became terrible.


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Old 07/20/2017, 02:23 PM   #706
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I have

1 red sea bannerfish

a pair of saddleback butterflyfish (the smaller one stopped eating and I think won't make it)

1 Auriga

2 starcki damselfish



In quarantine I have a pair of rainfordi, a majestic, a pair of fusilier.



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What do you have for resident butterflies? I'm not sure I've seen your tank before.

I'll try to get pictures later today. I'm still not sure where or how to upload them since photobucket became terrible.



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Old 07/20/2017, 02:25 PM   #707
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I have

1 red sea bannerfish

a pair of saddleback butterflyfish (the smaller one stopped eating and I think won't make it)

1 Auriga

2 starcki damselfish



In quarantine I have a pair of rainfordi, a majestic, a pair of fusilier.
Did the rainfordi come in as a pair, or just tolerate each other. I would love to get a second one, if I'm nervous they won't play along.


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Old 07/20/2017, 09:17 PM   #708
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They are random. I have always bought them as pairs or groups. They never kill each other.

Although yours is established so you may need to rearrange the tank layout.


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Did the rainfordi come in as a pair, or just tolerate each other. I would love to get a second one, if I'm nervous they won't play along.



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Old 08/11/2017, 08:27 PM   #709
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Busy past 10 days, I'm happy to report that I currently have the following in quarantine:
- Larvatus butterfly (TSM Corals)
- Arabian Butterfly (TSM Corals)
- Semilarvatus Butterfly (TSM Corals)

- Golden pufferfish (collected by Rufus) maybe the smallest I've ever seen - just an awesome fish
- Declivis Butterfly (also collected by Rufus) no bigger than a half dollar - stunning.

Big thanks to Ray at TSM Corals and Jordan / Rufus at Among the reef for helping me source these fish.

The declivis, Semilarvatus and puffer are all pigs. I'm working on the larvatus and Arabian, they are obviously going to be a significant challenge. I'll try to get pictures or a video up tomorrow. That never seems to happen as quickly as I'd like it too.

Trying to shift the balance to being a butterfly heavy tank again. Plus a puffer, and maybe a trigger...


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Old 08/12/2017, 01:41 AM   #710
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What an awesome haul caribfan!


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Old 08/12/2017, 03:10 PM   #711
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From the frying pan into the fire!
I'm sure the corallivores will keep you very busy...good luck with them.




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Old 08/13/2017, 05:40 PM   #712
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looking forward to videos


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Old 08/14/2017, 06:39 AM   #713
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Good luck with those fish, Matt! They are some toughies for sure!


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