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Old 09/15/2017, 07:26 PM   #126
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The sound boards are up and in place. All I need now is to finish up the cabinet doors. Also added a few more friends... Yellow tang, purple tang, and kole tang. All getting along and eating well.

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Old 09/15/2017, 11:57 PM   #127
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Looks great!


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Old 09/17/2017, 07:00 PM   #128
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And I fear the purple tang has ich. He was already treated before going into the display tank. He is eating great, not scratching on rocks or gasping for air. What should I do? I was looking at Polyplab Medic as a first attempt to see if that helps otherwise he is going back into quarantine for treatment again. I fear the rest of the tank is screwed though...

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Old 09/17/2017, 08:04 PM   #129
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Absolutely ich. They tend to stress easily in smaller tanks as they need a ton of east to west swimming room


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Old 09/17/2017, 08:05 PM   #130
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Best bet is to remove all fish and TTM /QT and leave your tank fowls for 72 days


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Old 09/17/2017, 11:59 PM   #131
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I've used Medic a couple times and it's worked great. Most people that use Medic do twice the recommended dose.


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Old 09/18/2017, 04:31 PM   #132
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Thanks for the responses. I started Medic today and plan on adding an additional cleaner shrimp into the tank. The current shrimp has been all over the purple tang last night and today. If the Medic doesn't work then I will pull them all out and put them in QT and treat with cupramine. Now feeding 3 times a day with mysis x 2 and added garlic soaked nori to the tank for them as well.


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Old 09/18/2017, 11:26 PM   #133
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Read up on how others have used Medic. Some people have done triple dose and it's worked we.. just all depends on what is working. And key is consistency in when you dose. Good luck with it


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Old 09/25/2017, 03:26 PM   #134
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The ich has dropped from the purple tang (now named Ich) and is somewhere in the free floating or encrusting stage in the sand bed. I am currently dosing the PolypLab Medic to the tank and will continue to do so for 2 months to ensure that I try and kill all the ich during it’s different free-floating lifespans. Hopefully this works.

Otherwise the tank is doing well. I have added a few corals into the tank and a new skunk cleaner shrimp. The updated corals that have been added are an orange mushroom frag, frogspawn, torch coral, fire and ice zoa frag, an orange zoa frag, a red candy cap montipora, green slimmer sps frag, leprechaun birds nest frag, and an acropora turquoise frag. I will start hand dosing calcium as needed for now and will be getting a calcium reactor in the next month or two.

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Old 09/29/2017, 08:07 PM   #135
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Does anyone know what this is on my montipora? Is it a vermatid snail?

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Old 09/30/2017, 10:36 AM   #136
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Looks like a Vermetid to me.


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Old 09/30/2017, 07:57 PM   #137
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I ended up cutting off the snail from the montipora. When I did this it split in half so now I have two frags. I attached them back to the rock. We also picked up a hammer coral frag, a Jedi Mind Trick montipora, an Oregon Tort frag, and a sunset millepora frag. All were dipped in Coral RX and have been attached in the tank with epoxy. Pictures to come later. I'm still dosing the Medic for the ich and have seen no signs of it on any fish. Will continue to dose to ensure it's completely gone. It took all my will power not to get the Leopard wrasse in the store today...


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Old 10/01/2017, 08:10 PM   #138
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As promised here are the pictures of the new additions. I think one of the red montipora frags is not going to take it. Very white washed.

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Old 10/01/2017, 09:14 PM   #139
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My red monti did that in the beginning. After about 3 weeks it was not pale anymore. 2 more weeks it was clearly growing. Now I think it's growing faster than the other stuff in the tank.

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Old 10/01/2017, 11:35 PM   #140
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How's the medic from polyplab working?


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Old 10/02/2017, 05:04 PM   #141
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Been dosing the Medic every morning and night. No signs of ich on any of the fish. All look healthy and eating well. I am going to continue to dose for an additional month to ensure if any ich is already encrusted in the sand bed, when it comes out into its free floating stage I will be able to kill it.


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Old 10/09/2017, 02:12 PM   #142
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Currently moving the corals around the tank to better plan for growth. Pictures to come...


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Old 10/09/2017, 08:20 PM   #143
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Some picture updates after moving the frags around the tank. I added some crushed-up corals for the jawfish to “decorate” her home. The frogspawn and hammer corals were put closer together and a water change performed.

Zoas moved to a free rock to created a zoa garden so they don’t grow over everything.
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Oregon tort and a millepora frag.
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Green slimmer sps frag, ricordeas, and frogspawn and hammer corals.
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a red candy cap montipora, jedi mind trick montipora frag, leprechaun birds nest frag, and an acropora turquoise frag
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Old 10/10/2017, 10:19 PM   #144
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My purple and yellow tang have started fighting more frequently. Both are trying to claim the same area of the tank. I will add some sheets of nori at opposite ends of the tank and see if this helps. The purple took some damage on the dorsal fin. Will have to see if they can stay in the tank together or if one has to go...


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Old 10/20/2017, 07:39 PM   #145
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I rearranged the rock work and now the yellow tang stays on one side and the purple on the other. I haven't witnessed fighting since moving the rocks. The kole still goes everywhere without any issues. I did start to notice more algae growth so I am going to drop to 2 feedings per day instead of 3 and add some more cleanup crew since I lost a few members last month.


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Old 10/21/2017, 09:22 AM   #146
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Here are some tank update pictures. I need to work on how to take better pictures. Everything is growing and seems happy.

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Old 11/06/2017, 11:40 AM   #147
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November Update

Our frogspawn coral died. Unknown cause because parameters look good. I moved the turquoise coral away from the pump because it is starting to bleach on the side closest to the pump. I think because to too much flow. The montopira are growing like crazy and have grown over their plugs. Everything else is looking good. No signs of remaining ich on any of the tangs, aggression is gone after rearranging the rocks, and the fungal infection bump on the kole tang is gone after soaking food in garlic for a few weeks.


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Old 11/12/2017, 10:49 PM   #148
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Added 6 turbo snails and another emerald crab to the tank. Hope is to obliterate the hair algae that is starting to form. I took the teal spa coral that was starting to bleach and made it into frags and put around the tank. Hopefully they survive. I also added another LED light strip I had lying around to give some more light to the tank. Working the night shift so didn't take any pictures but hoping to get some posted tomorrow.


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