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  1. Thanks for the advice, I'm probably going to do another water change out of my regular schedule just to be safe.
  2. It's possible, but I am pretty concerned about the loss of spines.
  3. Iv'e had a pink pincushion urchin for around three weeks, and a day or two ago I noticed a few spines laying on the sand bed, and it didn't seem to be moving much. I thought it might be a nutritional issue as the urchin has consumed all the GHA in the tank, so I spot fed it a couple of nori sheets, which it seemed to eat. It's still clearly alive, but for the past two days has only been moving around on the same cluster of rocks, while before it crawled all over the rock work, substrate and glass. I tested my water just to be safe, and everything seemed fine, ammonia and nitrites and 0, nitrates between 0-2, and Ph 8.3. Here are a few pictures of it Does anyone know what might be going on?
  4. Thanks! Does it have any chance of living in a home aquarium?
  5. Thanks, that is what I'm planning on doing now.
  6. I got a piece of green sinularia coral and placed it on the sand bed in direct light, in what I thought was a medium flow area. It's been a few hours and so far it hasnt opened up. Is this normal? Or should I move it up the rock work or to an area with more or less current?
  7. Urchin is also present.
  8. Thanks. I knew that some tragedy would strike eventually but it still kind of sucks. I'm definitely going to quarantine the next fish I get. Do you think it would be a good idea to medicate the QT tank preemptively just to make sure any diseases already on the fish would be killed off? The only positive I can think of is that all of my invertebrates are doing well, and my ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are at 0.0, so at least water quality doesn't seem to be an issue.
  9. I got my first fish, a royal Gramma, almost three weeks ago. Other than being being a bit shy at first, it ate readily and seemed to be doing well. Several days ago though I noticed some white spots, at first I wasn't too alarmed because I hadn't been able to get a close look and thought it could just be sand particles or something, but shortly afterwards, I realized it was obviously ich. Eventually I was able to get it transferred to a hospital tank with medication, but less than 48 hours later it was dead. Needless to say i'm pretty bummed to lose my first ever salt water fish, especially because with the exception of a hair algae problem which has now largely died down, everything else seems to be going relatively well. It will be at least a few weeks until I will be able to add fish again, so this is the first really bad thing that has happened thus far.
  10. My Biocube 32 has been up for around two months, here's what I have as CuC goes: Three scarlet hermits, two blue legged hermits, three trochus snails, two cerith snails, three nassarius snails, one turbo snail, one emerald crab, two peppermint shrimp, and one pink pincushion urchin. I think i'm pretty much maxed out, though i'll replace snails and hermits as they die, and I might get a conch if there are any that stay relatively small. Although I originally got the Peppermint shrimp to eat Aiptasia, now that it's all gone I do have to feed them, same with the urchin eating hair algae.