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  1. The mostly fruitless effort I refer to is constant dipping scraping and such. I dipped everything in bayer and revive and scraped with a butter knife. I dipped and scraped like crazy after I knew there was a problem but I just couldn't stop it. I think a qt is what would have saved me but I just don't have the space. I bought from someone who had tons of positive feedback too. I am just mostly upset about the crab though as people always say to buy them and they suck. I have never had a good one that takes care of any issues.
  2. I am officially never buying another crab. I broke down and bought an emerald for a bubble algae problem. The damn thing hides for a week and when it finally decides to come out I find it with my most prized singe head zoa in it's mouth. I even sat at the store for over an hour debating it because I was worried about this exact situation. Not a single bubble algae was eaten and now I lost one of my favorite pieces that just started looking good again. The worst part is that it was one of the only corals left from my last coral purchase. An ebayer didn't list that he had aquacultered corals for sale and I was riddle with flatworms and monti eating nudies. I bought hundreds from the guy and lost it all but that zoa. I also lost all of my montis and acros despite a lot of effort in trying to fix the issue. It's no wonder people leave the hobby so much. I have nothing but bad luck in reefing and I have been doing it since 2004. Maybe I can replace some stuff at an upcoming swap. I really don't know how people keep reefs without just putting endless amounts of money and nearly fruitless effort into the tank. I have a feeling it's a ton of luck as well. Pretty sure I will never have a good looking reef...
  3. I never saw the eggs only the larva. The fish are so small they can get into every nook and cranny. They lived literally inside my live rock as if the tiny tunnels were a vast cave network. They laid inside the rock near the sand. I only assume cause I vaguely remember seeing fry come out from there. Did you ever see larva? What else is in the tank? I would love to see someone get these to settle. If I had another pair, I would isolate them in a breeder with a single piece of LR, some sand, and some macro algae. I would feed the pair heavy twice a day. Just be careful to not soil the water. I would also try to feed the fry rotifers first as apposed to trying the more difficult copepods. Unfortunately, I lost one of the fish shortly after due to ich, I think. Whats on this thread is really all the info I got for you. I got them to breed every month or two but I know they would breed more with proper feeding and water quality. Also, I would not remove the eggs unless you were able to breed frequently and have enough to experiment as it can kill the eggs from air exposure or rough handling. The main reason for doing so is to prevent predatorization or to more easily control parameters. Please let me know if you make any discoveries or start a log thread. I would love to follow along and help any way I can.
  4. Not sure if it's significant but peroxide makes it bubble but it doesn't really break down, at least not yet. I did some much needed maintenance on the tank. Cleaned my return which increased my flow a lot. It has been getting pretty slow from lack of messing with it. Mostly because It is upsetting that it is doing poorly. I got rid of a lot of detritus too. I also decided to reduce the whites. We will see how that goes.
  5. Sorry for the late reply but that coral is dead now. It literally started rtn the day after. I cut it up but it didn't help. That was the only coral with those and it is out of the tank now. I only have 3 astrea and a hermit plus coral. Update: I still have the jelly, it comes back fast. Still losing coral. Still dipping for nudis to no avail. I don't know about this tank now. If anyone here has a good microscope and knows what they are looking at I'd send them a sample if interested. I got plenty of the stuff
  6. On the bottom right of the acro frag. Is the pic not viewable? Edit: well I just cut that frag to pieces cause it was rtning and had some of the jelly on it. It was doing so well spheres and all😞 I keep losing acros to this stuff. That's the third one... I hope one of the three pieces lives. I am tired of seeing skeletons. This tank may end up being lps and softies between this jelly and the nudis. At least it has only been the cheap frags so far. I hope my high ends will be ok.
  7. Hard to say at this point. I know it has slowed down. It's too early to say if rinsing the kalk residue is helping but I think it is. I also have to deal with montipora eating nudis that I thought I got rid of but they are back. I have also noticed some clear orbs but they are unrelated I'm sure. The tank is in need of some tlc right now that I have been putting off.
  8. Spoke too soon, it's still there. I'm hoping rinsing the ato will fix it.
  9. I haven't rinsed my kalk/topoff container since I started the tank. I just add more rodi and kalk. So it could very well be something like that. I'll give it a shot when my top off runs out again and post the results here. Thanks Ray Actually I just checked on it, it may have vanished as mysteriously as it showed up. After I removed it this time it seems to not be coming back, at least not yet. Maybe I will fill the top off as normal before I try rinsing to see if it's just gone. Could be one of those remove it enough and it's gone kind of thing. Weird...
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