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The Stand

Posted 03/23/2014 at 09:39 PM by makoJ (A Texas Reef Exposed)

I called up my reefer friend from a long time ago,Pete, and asked if he could build me a custom stand from afar. He put me in touch with his friend who happened to live close to me and who was handy with welding. We were going to have Pete cover the metal with wood panels similar to Elos stands, but when my wife saw the metal she wanted to keep it visible. So I asked Pete to see if he could flush in the doors to the metal which he is in the process of making now.

Just after picking...
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The Plan

Posted 03/23/2014 at 09:28 PM by makoJ (A Texas Reef Exposed)
Updated 03/23/2014 at 09:42 PM by makoJ

My wife and I took a long break after our 300 gallon was taken down in 2009. Contacted my friend John at Capital Aquariums in Austin and we planned out the adventure. The new tank is not here but will be in the next coming weeks.

A custom Rimless/Trimless DSA tank:
Dimensions will be 64" x 20" x 21" with a starphire front. It will also have a custom overflow with two returns in back panel.

We want a minimalistic reef, a few fish and some nice...
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Marine Fish Medicine Cabinet

Posted 03/21/2014 at 08:08 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 03/22/2014 at 08:02 AM by snorvich

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* Copper, ideally cupramine - for ich and other external parasites plus the Seachem test kit for copper
* Chloroquine phosphate for treatment of velvet (pure form)
* Praziquantel - for flukes and worms
* nitrofurazone - for open wounds or sores
* Metronidazole - for intestinal and other protozoa
* Formalin - for brook, uronema and other external parasites
* Erythromycin and Minocycline - for bacterial prevention/treatment
* kanamycin an anti-bacterial
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Urchins

Posted 03/18/2014 at 12:21 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 03/18/2014 at 06:32 PM by snorvich

Sea Urchins

Scientific Information:

Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Echinoidea
Order: Multiple. See below

Common Names:
Pin Cushion, Tuxedo, Long Spine(v), Short Spine, Pencil(sn), Flower(vv), Fire(vv), Sand Dollar(sn)

v = venomous
vv = very venomous
sn = special needs

Origin:
Pin Cushion - Caribbean
Tuxedo - Indo-Pacific
Long Spine - Indo-Pacific
Short Spine - Indo-Pacific...
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Prophylactic treatment of cryptocaryon irritans (ich)

Posted 03/17/2014 at 09:41 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 03/18/2014 at 06:33 PM by snorvich

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As a prophylactic methodology for ich (and only ich), tank transfer will result in 100% success rate with healthy fish. I agree only one fish at a time is desirable. Any other prophylactic methodology has a risk (be it chloroquine phosphate, hyposalinity, or copper) because for ich, the first part of the life cycle is highly predictable from a time perspective, whereas the back end of the life cycle is not. The timing of theront emission is highly variable, normally up to 28 days, but depending
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