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ConnorD42

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About ConnorD42

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    Clemson, South Carolina
  • Interests
    Racing, Reefing, SCUBA Diving
  1. ConnorD42

    Adding MORE live rock

    Awesome thanks guys!
  2. ConnorD42

    Adding MORE live rock

    Okay, my LFS is about to renovate their store. With that being said I bought ~25lbs of live rock that had been in their system curing for about 1.5-2 years from a 265 gallon take down. The rock sat out for about an hour and a half plus or minus 15 minutes before purchase. Long story short, the rock sat dry in a container for almost the whole day, but it's back in a separate tank curing at the moment, my question being would it be safe to add to my display tank kind of sooner? or am I going to have to wait the full 4-6 weeks for it to cure to be safe (while monitoring phosphate, ammonia, and nitrate levels)? If it helps, I don't plan on adding more than half to my display tank at the moment.
  3. ConnorD42

    Do I have a gorilla crab?

    I had to do the same thing to get a stone crab hitchhiker out of my tank. Needless to say, it was an effective way to deal with the little sucker!
  4. ConnorD42

    Ocellaris Clown Death Question

    I knew that metro-plex was to be used in food, however, I couldn't find it at any chain store (dedicated LFS is about 45 minutes away) so I started reading active ingredients on the backs of other medications and found one that contained metronidazole also so just used that instead. Although that doesn't make the other one reef safe either based on ingredients alone. I just didn't connect the dots for some reason or another. Stupid mistake.
  5. ConnorD42

    Ocellaris Clown Death Question

    Oh gotcha! I don't know why that didn't occur to me. I know for next time at least I guess. 😥
  6. ConnorD42

    Ocellaris Clown Death Question

    Metronidazole has not hurt my corals as far as I can tell, and was dosed about 5 days ago. Otherwise treatment was carried out in my qt. edit: then a 30% water change was done and carbon media replaced
  7. ConnorD42

    Ocellaris Clown Death Question

    I feel like it was the transport-induced stress that did him in. I know it couldn't have helped at least. I'm going to monitor the firefish for a while I guess and just go from there. If fallow period is the final verdict then fallow the tank shall go!
  8. ConnorD42

    Ocellaris Clown Death Question

    Thanks! There was only one day that the spot appeared to have mass to it, but it was not mucousy, at least it didn't strike me as mucousy.. and yeah I left the firefish in the tank and he seems to be doing fine, but I'm watching him like a hawk with binoculars. I also dipped and medicated him to be cautious assuming that the parasite hadn't had time to encyst(? correct my word choice if i'm wrong, I can't seem to be able to find the stage again, oops) and treated the tank with metronidazole for 3 days no carbon in hopes it might help any potential issue.
  9. ConnorD42

    Ocellaris Clown Death Question

    I'll try to add some pictures today or tomorrow of what I could get! In total I'm not positive.. I got it used from a guy who broke down his 55g. I have had it up and running though for roughly three months. Hasn't been an issue with the firefish so I don't know how likely it is that the pest was already there? Sounds great to me though.
  10. Hey everyone, for starters I have a 20 gallon high with only 1 fish (Firefish goby). After some time (month and a half) had passed after setting up the tank, me and my girlfriend decided to add an ocellaris clown from the local petco. Yay! All seemed well after acclimation, and introduction. It's worth mentioning I did not quarantine this fish, dip it, or anything besides acclimation. I know what you're going to say, and I now have a 10 gallon quarantine tank setup lol. I had the fish for roughly 4 or 5 days when I noticed a white/faded spot near the tail, it got progressively worse and spread slightly on the other side of the fish. After quarantining and dipping the fish and medications, I lost the clownfish about 3 days later. I know brook and oodinium are relatively quick killers, and it definitely didn't look like ich, and it didn't really resemble velvet. As a matter of fact, it MOST resembled oodinium, but the fish lasted too long I feel like.. Any thoughts?? Water parameters stayed in check the entire time with ammonia staying below 0.5ppm. Thanks in advance! -Connor
  11. ConnorD42

    Coraline Die-Off?

    That's really interesting to me.. I think it should be fine though given some time.
  12. ConnorD42

    Coraline Die-Off?

    Okay, so I'm not crazy, I have noticed it getting larger! So it makes sense then if someone had an encrusted piece of rock out of water for enough time, placed it back in an aquarium, then observed the same phenomenon.
  13. ConnorD42

    Coraline Die-Off?

    Hey all! I've been in the reef hobby for roughly a month now and I just noticed under blue lighting that I have a few spots of coraline algae that are dark fluorescent red and fluorescent orange on my power head (sorry if the photo quality is trash btw) and I read elsewhere that this indicates coraline algae is dying. Can anyone here confirm? I hadn't run pure blue lighting in the time I have had the tank set up but the spots don't look like they've been receding, but growing rather slowly (I am trying to combat whats left of a massive, and I mean MASSIVE, hair algae problem from previous owner by not running day lighting for a few days). I'm not sure what I'm looking at for certain though and would like to know. Water parameters haven't changed, except for ammonia, which is only around 0.25ppm. Thanks for reading!
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