REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef Aquarium Forum
Sorry about the Dino, but sounds like at least somewhat good timming.
I would not take any of the water or other stuff from the old tank. There is a good chance of transferring any Dino in the wate column to the new tank.
Does your friend have an established tank that could spare some rock to help?
I never did a frag tank so can’t give advice other than general. Glass drilling is not as hard as it seems, but like you mentioned there are other ways. I am not 100% sure but there are containers that can be used, just like there are containers to store water in.
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QT issues! GGGRRR
QT at 1 week
Started cupramine at half dose and then added prazipro because flukes were noted on one fish. Fed with focus and GC .
Molly Miller Blenny - fresh water dip with Methylene Blue = flukes...she died.
Bicolor Blenny...eating & chilling.
Lamarcks Angel...ate first 48 hours & was bold.
Day 6- hiding, rapid breathing, ammonia badge at .05 so huge water change. NO MEDICATIONS in new water
Day 7 angel hiding, rapid breathing, not eating, 60% water change used DT and ro water to match salinity of 1.019, and did a fresh water dip with M. Blue. Only 30 seconds as instructions say 10 seconds. The angel was rubbing her chin like crazy when I placed her back in the QT. I presume the dip irritated her gills/parasites.
I can not see any outward signs of disease.
Currently QT at
1.019 - very little medication if any in the tank
74 degrees and rising to 76 (ro water was cold)
Great surface agitation with filter
Super dim lighting
What is next?
Angel is twitching, little bit of rapid respirations, staying by the filter but not wedged in hiding.
I am preparing a simple temp and ph adjusted freshwater dip for later if you recommend it.