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  1. I should let someone with experience answer this, as haven't experimented with it yet. However, I'd probably try the water change and another dose. Also, maybe add a herbivore or two to help with it.
  2. Maybe so, but I appreciate the help.
  3. Thank you xAyanex. I'm glad she made it too. I'd feel terrible if she had died. I listened to Booyah and Ray and added some more veggies to her diet once she started eating again. Thanks Chris, it's hard not to love those angelfish. Someday, I hope. She seems more interested in her nest site as of late. I take that as a good sign.
  4. I thought I'd further complicate things by adding a 4" female Watanabei Angelfish. Here's the female clownfish preparing her nest while the angelfish swims around. This video was shot with the room lights on, but the tank lights were still off.
  5. I could say that daily dosing (or dosing every other day) would be good practice for when consumption rates accelerate; but you're not currently dealing with large alkalinity swings. So I doubt that your corals would suffer from dosing just once a week. Monitor levels and adjust your dosages as needed. Also factor in the fact that unbuffered water changes are going to affect alkalinity.
  6. Personally, I feel that alkalinity of 8.3 is fine. I like to target water change levels (for both alkalinity and calcium) and keep them as stable as possible. You can determine daily consumption by seeing how much it drops from 8.3 over the course of a week, and dividing by 7. Do the same for calcium. However, magnesium stability isn't as important (and weekly dosing is fine), but as Oceanus stated, it must not be allowed to drop too low or either alkalinity or calcium will precipitate. Daily dosing of calcium and alkalinity is ideal. Although I typically alternate between dosing calcium and alkalinity each day by dosing the weekly consumption divided by 3.5 every other day, and magnesium once a week. However, I also agree with Oceanus in that that weekly dosing (of alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium) for your LPS tank should be fine. Note, if your tank is consuming alkalinity, it should also be consuming calcium and magnesium.
  7. So I put the shrimp eggs in the hatchery, and then tried feeding the tank again. Well... she decided it was dinner time and started chowing down. I'll add the baby brine shrimp tomorrow, but it looks like she won't be a picky eater. Another milestone completed.
  8. Thanks Weetie, I think so too. She's still hasn't eaten anything. I know it's only been a day, but I'll feel better when she starts eating prepared food. However, I think I might hatch some baby brine shrimp overnight so I can try to feed her tomorrow. For anybody interested, here's how I do that. First I decapsulate the brine shrimp eggs by: putting them in 2 ounces of freshwater for just over an hour add 1 ounce of chlorine bleach, stirring for 5 to 10 minutes (until the cysts turn white and then orange) rinse the cysts with freshwater (using a plankton sieve) and dechlorinate with Seachem Prime Then I put them in a hatchery overnight (in saltwater with a specific gravity of about 1.016) to hatch. They need light and aeration. Baby brine shrimp might be too small for her to eat (and won't be enough food by itself). But she is a planktivore, so maybe it will entice her to feed.
  9. Got this girl yesterday: Watanabei Angelfish: They called her a medium, but she was a bit larger than I thought she was going to be. So far, so good.
  10. Could it be a vermetid worm (snail):
  11. @vegasgundog, while it probably won't be effective on the common hair algae, at least it should take out the bryopsis (making what's left easier to manage).
  12. There are some positives for FW dips, but I wouldn't do them just as a precaution (as a prophylactic treatment). However, some people do treat all new fish with meds just in case.
  13. While keeping your tank fallow for a couple of months would pretty much ensure that your tank is clear of any fish-only parasites, I think it'd be OK to add another fish now. However, it would be impossible to say for certain that your tank is 100% free of any disease or parasites. If it were my tank, I'd probably run some fresh activated carbon and wait at least a week.
  14. Any idea why it died? How's the water quality? Ammonia level? Any other fish in the tank? How old is the tank?
  15. Thanks Chris! Get some sleep now.