Gav's Aqua Oak

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Reply #795

I've also noticed in the last few days especially that my chromis are pecking off ? Off of the side of the tangs , who are quite happy to stop and allow this , they also seem to be eating from the water column but I can't see what they are taking , any thoughts ?
Interesting.  Never heard of them acting like cleaners before.  Stuff in the water column could be anything.  Spawning corals/fish/snails, shrimp babies, etc.  I would have thought ich would be too small in it's free swimming stage.

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Reply #796

Interesting.  Never heard of them acting like cleaners before.  Stuff in the water column could be anything.  Spawning corals/fish/snails, shrimp babies, etc.  I would have thought ich would be too small in it's free swimming stage.

I'll see if I can grab a pic or short video of them doinf it tomorrow , I'd have thought so too .

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Reply #797

Bit of mixed going on with the WS today , The purple tang is nearly completely clear of spots , half dozen on the dorsal fin , which is a vast improvement , looking a lot happier , the clown however seems to have cleared all body spots but seems to have picked up in and around the gills , it's not happy at all ......
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Reply #798

Unfortunately the clown Tang never made it , it didn't die directly from the WS , but a secondary infection , it looks like the result of an internal bacterial infection , red abdomen and shrunken withdrawn looking face , what amazes me is the sheer speed that it went down hill , it looked a little rough but was feeding well only 12 hours earlier . 😞 . Losses so far are the recent 3 lyre tail anthias , which I suspect were probably the carrier's , orange striped goby and the clown Tang . 😞 .
Other wise everything that's left appears to be improving . The reappearance of spots is getting continually fewer , now on day 11 of treatment .

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That's a shame m8 . My regal often has the odd ws but I just keep him well fed and use garlic flake . The female clown had a few but cleared up aswell which is just as well because I don't have a qt.   The worst ws case I had a few months back in lost both convict blennies , coral beauty and midas blenny

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Unfortunately the clown Tang never made it , it didn't die directly from the WS , but a secondary infection , it looks like the result of an internal bacterial infection , red abdomen and shrunken withdrawn looking face , what amazes me is the sheer speed that it went down hill , it looked a little rough but was feeding well only 12 hours earlier . 😞 . Losses so far are the recent 3 lyre tail anthias , which I suspect were probably the carrier's , orange striped goby and the clown Tang . 😞 .
Other wise everything that's left appears to be improving . The reappearance of spots is getting continually fewer , now on day 11 of treatment .
Sorry to hear that I struggled with the clown i had it just went thin and died they are clearly better off left in the ocean as there is something in there diet we are not providing

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Reply #801

Thanks fishface , sorry to hear that too , as far as the spots go the PL medic does appear to be lowering the amount be it rather slowly , I don't suppose I'll find out how effective it's been till a few months down the line if there is any reappearance .
On the bright side the medic is also knocking back the smidge of what looks like algae on my branching Monti and I'm starting to get a bit of regrowth .

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Reply #802

Thanks Marty , mine was doing really well , getting quite fat until the WS struck , I found I needed permanent seaweed sheets in the tank & refill as soon as it runs out (or as close as) . I may try another in the future , but I won't stock anything at mo until I know this is clear .

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Reply #803

Now that the lights are on everything is looking good this morning . I can see only 2 spots on the purple tang . Hopefully that will be the last of it  . I think I'll continue on the treatment for the maximum 20 days of which I've 9 days left to go a, then a break for a week and continue a further 20 day treatment  possibly at the lower dose .
My Corals don't seem to be affected by the treatment and if anything my sps which had a nitrate & phosphate spike while I was away a few weeks ago are recovering well apart from the acro which looks pretty dead .

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Reply #804

A wee pic of how the purple tang looks now

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Reply #805

A pic of my candy cane and duncan corals feeding

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Reply #806

A short video of what's left , @HK_Fuey  about 1min 20 ish you'll see one of the chromis having a peck off of the sides of the purple tang and the tang sitting for a moment to let it  , although there's not as much to peck at anymore and didn't last as long today .

 

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Reply #807

Just joined the forum finding it very useful I to have an aqua oak and moved from freshwater to marine did you get your Aqua oak tank drilled for the sump


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Reply #808

Hi welcome to ReefBase andra123 , I drilled it myself which was a bit daunting , you'll find the drilling with pictures here from post 35  https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/gav's-aqua-oak/35/

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Reply #809

Today's additions , doser and all the pipelines in place , and soon to be ATU tank fits too

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