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About Squared

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  • Birthday 05/24/1996

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    Long Beach, CA
  1. I have a random question: What does your angel's poo look like? For years mine has had pale stringy poo but has never lost weight or had problems eating. Seems to be normal for it. Prazi didn't change anything either.
  2. I'm restarting my tank again, kinda. I found a good deal on a used acrylic tank of similar size and will be moving everyone over to that. The cabinet is far more accessible and it also came with a sump, and has internal overflow. It will just be way easier to clean and hopefully quieter. I've let the tank kinda I ended up selling the anthia. I added a small pylei wrasse, royal gramma, and blue chromis and the anthia had some issues with that. I bought a couple of maxi minis and put them in my nanocube, so they could attach to something. I thought they were fish safe but after a little research it seems they are not. Oh well, there are no fish in the nano so I guess they can stay there.
  3. Don't buy a "harem", from what I've read most fairy end up turning male regardless of the other wrasse they are kept with. What size is your tank? I had similar thoughts then R2R's wrasse guy had me read this: http://www.reef2reef.com/ams/pairing-wrasses-thats-not-how-any-of-this-works.3/ Multiple males of several species could work out though.
  4. I got this tank for cheap, and I have a couple of questions before I start using it. Should I be worried about the bottom seam? Looks to have some bubbles/cracks. It looks worse over here: And how do I get all that glue/sticker residue off? The guy who had it before me did not take the film off the bottom of the tank so it's really compressed.
  5. I put the multicolor in, since everyone was ignoring him in the box. That was a mistake. The anthias freaking lost its mind and torpedoed the angel right out the box. The blenny also did not appreciate the new addition, and got in a fight as well. The venustus displayed at him a few times but kept swimming. Then the multicolor tried to instigate a fight with clowns. The puffer was 100% chill the whole time. Promptly scooped up the multicolor and put him back in QT. Has a few bruises but nothing major. I'm still surprised the anthias and blenny reacted the way they did. I will not be adding another angel for sure. I wanted to get a fairy wrasse, but seeing how the anthias reacted makes think this is not a good idea. Looks like it already thinks it owns the tank, surprised it ignores the clowns considering how much smaller they are.
  6. Went ahead and added the anthias. I only did a week of prazipro, decided to risk it because I've been seeing this fish every time I go to the LFS for weeks. Keeping the lights blue for now while the fish transitions. I only added it yesterday, and it has already taken to the tank. Not shy, likes to be up front swimming around. Also scarfs down pellets now (happened like 30 minutes ago lol). And yes, the multicolor is back in the acclimation box. Since nobody wants him I thought I'd try again, but maybe for longer. Going to call the anthias 'it' since I can't tell if it's male or female in this light. I thought I saw more yellow, but its still very orange.
  7. There are so many to choose from, don't know which to get. My hope is that I can get a fish to display with the anthias, colors look to be past female but not full dominant male. IDK if it will transition fully without other anthias, but he is still really pretty. Been trying to sell the multicolor on socalireefs for weeks now, I guess it's just too risky for most people's tanks. I may have to offer him at really cheap price. That way I can add more new fish to the QT. I am getting some diatoms and cyano near the top of the tank on the algae, but no where else. Too much light maybe? I should get my phosphate tested, been a while.
  8. I would say he is very personable too, the day after I acclimated him he would look to the surface for food when I approached. Going to keep him singly, I read these anthias can be very mean to each other. Still want add a couple more fish though, maybe a fairy wrasse or flasher.
  9. that is some hypnea pannosa. great phos/na sponge, way prettier than cheato.
  10. Some quick pics: Thought I got all the smudges, oh well. New fish:
  11. Good to have you back. I don't think I've seen people here with long fin clowns, so that's cool. Looks like a burnt flag. Those are some fancy LEDs you got there, what are your plans for coral?
  12. Not much going on. The multicolor didn't work out so he's been sitting in QT. Nobody wants to buy him lol. I just bought a tricolor anthias, p. rubrizonatus. Maybe a little over 3", super neat fish. In QT separated from the angel since he was being mean (the angel was).
  13. Those clownfish are friggin neat.
  14. neat do big hermits like that live on rocks?