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Old 04/06/2018, 02:40 PM   #626
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Old 04/06/2018, 04:41 PM   #627
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The Ritteri's look good Nook! Glad to see the Rod's Perc's are tolerating the Pink skunks as well.


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Old 04/06/2018, 05:46 PM   #628
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The Ritteri's look good Nook! Glad to see the Rod's Perc's are tolerating the Pink skunks as well.
It was tough the first day or two and then they gave up. The skunks were able to hide in the same anemone with them and they had trouble finding them


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Old 04/06/2018, 11:16 PM   #629
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Old 04/06/2018, 11:34 PM   #630
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Old 04/07/2018, 06:54 AM   #631
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Old 04/07/2018, 10:24 AM   #632
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Love the rock work! Is that the Mariana trench I see in there?


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Old 04/20/2018, 09:10 PM   #634
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Old 04/20/2018, 09:42 PM   #635
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Old 04/20/2018, 11:07 PM   #636
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Old 04/22/2018, 12:33 PM   #637
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How was the pukani rock?
Rock has impressive, open shapes, plenty of deep areas that hold worms too. I got several oddball chitons that Iíll see out at night. Lots of colors of coralline algae as well.


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Old 04/22/2018, 08:28 PM   #638
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Rock has impressive, open shapes, plenty of deep areas that hold worms too. I got several oddball chitons that Iíll see out at night. Lots of colors of coralline algae as well.

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Old 09/21/2018, 07:56 AM   #640
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Old 09/21/2018, 09:42 AM   #641
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I had a tough setback about 3 weeks ago One of my three Ritteri anemones came unattached right after I went to bed. Next morning before work when I checked my tanks, I noticed water on the floor, skimmer overflowing and water cloudy. Immediately saw many dead fish on the sand, then saw the magenta base of the Ritteri on the Tunze 6205. Lost 40 fish, 10 of them were with me for 10-15 years. Two pink skunks and two Rodís black onyx percula were all fine.

I called work and told them I wouldnít be coming in. Gathered towels for the floor, netted out as many fish as I could find, added 8 pounds of carbon to the sump and after cleaning up realized there wasnít anything else to do but wait and see. I went to work a couple hours later, my wife brewed up 225 gallons of fresh saltwater and when I got home the tank was crystal clear, my acropora frags, clam and inverts were all just fine. I changed out the water and found the rest of the dead fish, minus a couple that I found skeletons of within a week or so. If my acropora frags had died, I might have just quit reefing altogether because I was so sad about my fish. Iíve always taken very good care of fish and rescued many that needed a good home.

Iíve since added a Kleinís butterfly from my 120 that I was taking down for aiptasia control and a big white damsel that jumped from my 300 gallon stock tank that Iím taking down. That damned damsel is digging my deep sand bed making a mess, which is why I never moved him into the tank or heíd be dead too. Iím trying to trap him now to put him in my 200 gallon sump.

I added a couple Kessil Tuna Blue lights for a couple outer edges of rock that needed more light, and Iím getting a frag package from Tim Herman next week, which should bring my spirits up. Iím selling the purple Ritteri to a friend and keeping the big yellow tipped Ritteri with the percula clowns. Iíll eventually get a few fish, but right now Iím focusing on growing corals.

Tough to update after stuff like this. Iíve lost tons of acropora over the years, lost some giant clams, but Iíve never had a fish loss and that really sucked.


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Old 09/21/2018, 09:59 AM   #642
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I had a tough setback about 3 weeks ago One of my three Ritteri anemones came unattached right after I went to bed. Next morning before work when I checked my tanks, I noticed water on the floor, skimmer overflowing and water cloudy. Immediately saw many dead fish on the sand, then saw the magenta base of the Ritteri on the Tunze 6205. Lost 40 fish, 10 of them were with me for 10-15 years. Two pink skunks and two Rod’s black onyx percula were all fine.

I called work and told them I wouldn’t be coming in. Gathered towels for the floor, netted out as many fish as I could find, added 8 pounds of carbon to the sump and after cleaning up realized there wasn’t anything else to do but wait and see. I went to work a couple hours later, my wife brewed up 225 gallons of fresh saltwater and when I got home the tank was crystal clear, my acropora frags, clam and inverts were all just fine. I changed out the water and found the rest of the dead fish, minus a couple that I found skeletons of within a week or so. If my acropora frags had died, I might have just quit reefing altogether because I was so sad about my fish. I’ve always taken very good care of fish and rescued many that needed a good home.

I’ve since added a Klein’s butterfly from my 120 that I was taking down for aiptasia control and a big white damsel that jumped from my 300 gallon stock tank that I’m taking down. That damned damsel is digging my deep sand bed making a mess, which is why I never moved him into the tank or he’d be dead too. I’m trying to trap him now to put him in my 200 gallon sump.

I added a couple Kessil Tuna Blue lights for a couple outer edges of rock that needed more light, and I’m getting a frag package from Tim Herman next week, which should bring my spirits up. I’m selling the purple Ritteri to a friend and keeping the big yellow tipped Ritteri with the percula clowns. I’ll eventually get a few fish, but right now I’m focusing on growing corals.

Tough to update after stuff like this. I’ve lost tons of acropora over the years, lost some giant clams, but I’ve never had a fish loss and that really sucked.

That horrible and sorry to hear about that happening. It could have been allot worse and you saved allot and that is how you need to look at it.

I had a beautiful bta once let loose and right into the pump over night too. it did not do much but they are not as big as a magnifica anemone.


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Old 09/21/2018, 10:08 AM   #643
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Thanks! My arm was all rashed up from nematocysts stinging me the morning after. This happened Friday August 31st right before lights out I’m sure because my 10” red coris wrasse was still out, he typically buried every night 30 minutes before lights out. If it wasn’t a work night I would’ve been down there and probably noticed it.

Fortunately, years of doing the hobby, I knew what I could do to stop the carnage and potential bacterial soup if I didn’t go full mode clean up. I’m enjoying my Acro frags and plan on getting them growing for a few months. I’ll probably add some fish here and there after I set up a QT tank. I’ve been eyeing a Majestic Angel and another pair of bird wrasses, as well as a coris wrasse and melanarus wrasse.


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That is so sad Nanook. Such a heartbreaking loss. I look forward to seeing what evolves out of the set up next.


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I had a tough setback about 3 weeks ago One of my three Ritteri anemones came unattached right after I went to bed. Next morning before work when I checked my tanks, I noticed water on the floor, skimmer overflowing and water cloudy. Immediately saw many dead fish on the sand, then saw the magenta base of the Ritteri on the Tunze 6205. Lost 40 fish, 10 of them were with me for 10-15 years. Two pink skunks and two Rodís black onyx percula were all fine.

I called work and told them I wouldnít be coming in. Gathered towels for the floor, netted out as many fish as I could find, added 8 pounds of carbon to the sump and after cleaning up realized there wasnít anything else to do but wait and see. I went to work a couple hours later, my wife brewed up 225 gallons of fresh saltwater and when I got home the tank was crystal clear, my acropora frags, clam and inverts were all just fine. I changed out the water and found the rest of the dead fish, minus a couple that I found skeletons of within a week or so. If my acropora frags had died, I might have just quit reefing altogether because I was so sad about my fish. Iíve always taken very good care of fish and rescued many that needed a good home.

Iíve since added a Kleinís butterfly from my 120 that I was taking down for aiptasia control and a big white damsel that jumped from my 300 gallon stock tank that Iím taking down. That damned damsel is digging my deep sand bed making a mess, which is why I never moved him into the tank or heíd be dead too. Iím trying to trap him now to put him in my 200 gallon sump.

I added a couple Kessil Tuna Blue lights for a couple outer edges of rock that needed more light, and Iím getting a frag package from Tim Herman next week, which should bring my spirits up. Iím selling the purple Ritteri to a friend and keeping the big yellow tipped Ritteri with the percula clowns. Iíll eventually get a few fish, but right now Iím focusing on growing corals.

Tough to update after stuff like this. Iíve lost tons of acropora over the years, lost some giant clams, but Iíve never had a fish loss and that really sucked.

I am sorry that this happened to you. I hope everything will be well


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Old 10/26/2018, 08:28 PM   #646
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With the help of two of my closest friends, we got the 300 gallon stock tank down that I setup before surgery back in June 2017. Since then, the 375g is now a Lake Tanganyikan tank with Frontosas, Gnathochromis, Calvus, Compressiceps and the little yellow cichlids. That tank is quite boring.

The 470 started in January 2018 has seen some amazing SPS frags from many successful hobbyists that sell occasionally, unfortunately, Iíve killed many of them in a seemingly poor learning curve. Things used to be easier when I kept them simple, so simple it is again.

Before going to storage (just in case):



My old frag tank is in place, still need to plumb and hang the Sirius XTC that Bill sells over it.



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Old 10/26/2018, 08:33 PM   #647
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Tuesday Iím getting a brown bird Wrasse, zebra Moray eel, snowflake eel and lawnmower blenny.

I just added a few Tongan LPS to the cube and when they open up Iíll try to get some pictures. My sps frags look kind of pathetic at present, Iím thinking GFO usage and before that carbon dosing. I also have a big white damsel that I had previously removed from the cube tank because he dug all the time. Unfortunately, the cat saw him jump out of the 300 gallon stock tank, started meowing while Ann was down here and in a moment of stupid heroism, I placed him back in the cube tank. I forgot his history of non stop digging and I felt pity that the Sargent Major was trying to kill him in the 300 gallon stock tank. Now I canít catch the bastage with either of two traps, with nets, with hook and line or even with my Daisy 880(whilst drinking too much). Itís always something.


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Old 10/26/2018, 08:37 PM   #648
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View from my chair, notice the big white damsel in the top right corner. Also notice the DSB rearranged below!




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