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Reply #195

I had the exact same experience with that autofeeder, worked for the first couple of days amd then failed

Yeah, think it probably just got jammed with the pellets.  I think i'll get one of those Eheim ones next time I go away.
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Reply #196

I've been dreading this for ages but I finally pulled all the rockwork out and put in my new objet d'art.   lol



By some miracle I managed to avoid either breaking or scratching the glass during the process. Taking that as a massive win!
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Reply #197

Bit of a strange one this week.  Everything was doing well then I changed the Rowaphos and suddenly started getting RTN/STN on the acropora. 🤷‍♂️

One's totally gone,  the rest have STN around the base but im hopeful they might recover.

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Reply #198

This week the royal gramma decided to take the mccosker's wrasse & firefish's territories as its own.  He's been constantly chasing those two away from their little cave,  even though the stupid fat git can't even fit in it himself!

Anyway in the chasing, unfortunately the firefish has lost his tail and my flasher darted into the rock and has hurt his eye. 
It's not cloudy but it's bulged out as far as I've ever seen.  :S  I think i'm going to have to suck the contents out with a syringe to have any chance at saving his eye.  Not looking forward to it.

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This week the royal gramma decided to take the mccosker's wrasse & firefish's territories as its own.  He's been constantly chasing those two away from their little cave,  even though the stupid fat git can't even fit in it himself!

Anyway in the chasing, unfortunately the firefish has lost his tail and my flasher darted into the rock and has hurt his eye. 
It's not cloudy but it's bulged out as far as I've ever seen.  :S  I think i'm going to have to suck the contents out with a syringe to have any chance at saving his eye.  Not looking forward to it.


Sadly the little mccoskers wrasse didn't make it, found him dead this morning with a big hole where his eye should be.  I think if the syringes had turned up I might have had a chance to drain it and save him.

In other crappy news my other flasher wrasse (paracheilinus filamentosus) now has a spinal injury, probably from jumping trying to get away from the royal gramma. 
I love how these wrasses look and behave in the tank, but they are so bloody delicate.  :damn:
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Reply #200

Ah man. What a shame for the wrasses. Always loved those two too. I have a sixline so knew they would likely argue. Surprised the RG is so agressive - mine shows off a lot, but never seen it go for anything.
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Ah man. What a shame for the wrasses. Always loved those two too. I have a sixline so knew they would likely argue. Surprised the RG is so agressive - mine shows off a lot, but never seen it go for anything.

Yeah cheers @HK_Fuey, for some reason the RG just decided it was going to take a huge area as its own territory 🤷‍♂️  I think I need to put more rockwork in,  the minimalist scape looks great but seems to cause everyone to get aggy!

Unrelated - I think I just dodged a bullet...  I bought a black sea cucumber to keep the sand clean (hair algae).  Did a fair amount of research and found that they were among the least likely to cuke-nuke the tank.
Had it in my QT tank as it was covered in sand from the tank it was in.  This morning found that a trochus snail had annoyed him and he'd shat his guts out and killed it! If that had happened in the main tank it could have been game over for all the livestock...
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Reply #202

Clowns laid their first clutch of eggs late last week.  Not expecting any to hatch but still quite pleasing to watch them tirelessly tending the eggs.

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Reply #203

BUgger, just lost another fish, so in the last few weeks that's my mcoskers and my royal gramma both dead, and my filamented flasher wrasse with a spinal injury.

Not sure what's going on but the RG was in my ownership for just under 5 years, so not a bad innings.  Found the poor little dude still alive but stuck to a powerhead. 

Going to try and add some new rock this weekend so the remaining fish have more hiding places, in case they're fighting cos of that.
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Reply #204

Sorry to hear. Do you think there is too much bullying? Adding rock like you say could help


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Reply #205

Sorry to hear this - you’ve really had a rollercoaster ride recently with deaths, eggs, and then deaths again. Hope you find balance again soon!
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Reply #206

Sorry to hear. Do you think there is too much bullying? Adding rock like you say could help


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I think so mate, I didn't get a chance to sort the rocks out as the garden got flooded (not aquarium related, luckily!) but will be aiming to sort that this week.
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Reply #207

Finally a bit of growth in my acros!

all the little nubs on this are new


and new branch on the right of this


my little bleached forest fire monti is recovering as well:


Sorry for the awful pics, i need to buy one of those yellow lenses
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Reply #208

Cheeky aiptasia popped up this morning to remind me why I quarantine everything now 🙄 "clean chaeto" my arse!  :lol:

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Reply #209

Quick growth on this acro  :damn: this is Jan 11th in the first frame and yesterday in the second, so about 20 days.



Millipora, tenuis and hyacinthus acros meanwhile appear to have done absolutely nothing!  lol
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