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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    Updated pictures. Good coral growth, new heads on both zoas. The hammer coral continues to grow and now appears to be in the early stages of splitting. I should have two hammer coral heads soon. Parameters all good, just continuing on with the 2 gallon weekly water changes. Last week I had a little diatom bloom, changed out my chemipure and its all gone. That was right at the 2 month mark, so I think the two small packets are good for a month and a half or so. Been a little too busy to get any new frags, but hopefully will do in the next couple weeks.
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    With the recent unpleasantness behind us, the tank has been doing great. Parameters are all stable, zoas and hammer are growing great. No nuissance algae (yet). I also got a clearview classic acrylic lid. Really makes the tank a lot nicer. The lid fits better and passes a lot more light through the mesh and rim. After the upcoming holidays I'm going to make another trek to WWC to get a few more corals. Thinking an acan and a duncan or torch.
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    Thanks you guys. I'm still shocked about how quickly it all happened. Literally at noon that day I fed them and there were no signs of disease at all. At 6 pm one was dead and the other was severely affected by Brook. I'm sure this will be controversial but how do you guys feel about doing a prophylactic treatment with mardel qc during the quarantine process for new fish? I was thinking about doing a 3 day treatment of the quarantine tank after I was sure the fish had been eating and doing well in there. I really want to minimize the risk of this happening again.
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    I'm definitely leaving the DT fallow for 8 weeks. I'm going to use 4 weeks as my quarantine length for new fish. Thanks!
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    Sorry to report the little guy didnt make it. It blows my mind how quickly brooklynella can take over. These fish had no symptoms yesterday at noon when I fed them. One died around 5-6pm and the other last night in the hospital tank. To use this as a learning experience for myself, I will always be quarantining fish for 4 weeks and doing prophylactic treatments to the QT. I'm not interested in getting into a debate or arguing with anyone, so please just let it go.
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    Hey please don't take offense. I'm sure there are multiple ways to treat these things. I had to make a decision on what to do and I took the advice from a guy who was standing in front of me. I don't think it'll matter though, he's looking pretty rough and laying at the bottom of the Qt.
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    Thank you. I didn't see anything about the duration of treatment? I'm keeping him in the Qt for 8 weeks, but how long do I treat for?
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    Update: Luckily my LFS was open till 8. The guy there breeds clowns, so I decided to go on his recommendation which is very much in line with what you guys had recommended. Here's what I did: - 3 minute fw dip - set up a 2.5 gallon hospital tank with quick cure medicated at the same SG as my DT. I had some purigen in my dt that I put in the hospital tank to add some nitrifying bacteria. He thinks it's Brook and the chances of him pulling through are slim. Now for more questions: - how often do I treat with quick cure? With wc? - how often do I water change and what percent? - how long do I treat the hospital tank for? I never quarantined before, and never had issues. I think I've firmly moved into the quarantine always camp.
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    How's this for a plan. I do a fw dip tonight. Tomorrow am if he's still alive I go get a cheapo tank and meds from my lfs. I put 1.010 salinity water in there and a bag of purigen from my dt. This should be ok right? Bc the disease shouldn't be able to live in 1.010? I should be able to let the clown live solo in there until cured. If I leave my dt without fish for 6-7 weeks should that be enough to eradicate the disease without hyposalinity or meds?
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    To me it looks like brooklynella? I know the fw dip doesn't cure it, but it's the only option I have for tonight. I'll try and scrounge together a qt hyposalinity tank for the clown tomorrow if he lasts the night.
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    I'm going to do a freshwater dip tonight as I don't have the meds needed. I have a bad feeling he won't make it though. The other guys died so quickly without any signs of stress or disease at all.
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    Need help asap. One of my clowns died out of the blue as well. The remaining clown has a whitish film over him and filmy strands coming off his fins. Is there anything I can do?
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    Home Depot in the wiring section
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    Just another Nuvo 10: The Fallow Phase

    Well theres good news and theres bad news. Good news, everything is growing great. The hammer coral is getting HUGE. Clownfish are happy. Skunk cleaner is a pig. Zoas are multiplying. Coraline is spreading. Bad news is that my tangaroa goby up and died out of nowhere today. He's been completely fine since I've had him. He has 2 caves that he lives in and has been eating fine. He didnt have any weird spots or bumps to indicate disease, so I really don't know what to think. My wife just found him laying dead in the sand this evening. RIP little guy. Having trouble uploading pictures. Will post one when I am able.
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