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The derasa clam is really dumb (it’s on the sand below the maxima). It keeps getting knocked on its side no matter how deep I bury it in the sand.

I might put it in the middle of the tank because the flow is less “intense”.

But I need to shower before I do that because I touched the water of the coral QT and I can’t cross contaminate.

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You saved me from asking. Go clean up so we can see (wow, there in no good way for me to finish this sentence) the derasa.
 

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Not to sound like a smart A, but I’m not sure how you can “bury it in the sand” with that dusting you have :face-blowing-a-kiss:
It's like once a person gets the smallest amount of sand somewhere the date is over.... like they have never been to the beach before.
 
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Not to sound like a smart A, but I’m sure how you can “bury it in the sand” with that dusting you have :face-blowing-a-kiss:
I collect the sand in a pile and I stick it inside lol.

I bought a “clam holder” but I used it for the lobo because it also kept getting knocked over…oh, and that lobo brought in lots of aiptasia despite my completely covering the base with super glue
lol.


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I’m not worried about the aiptasia at all. I spoke to @eatbreakfast on a different forum that he’s active on (he’s a very reputable fish behavioralist expert).

He said he had great success with pyramid butterflies (h. zoster). He said a trio would work good for my tank when I asked. They will only pick at xenia and anthellia which I don’t keep.
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I collect the sand in a pile and I stick it inside lol.

I bought a “clam holder” but I used it for the lobo because it also kept getting knocked over…oh, and that lobo brought in lots of aiptasia despite my completely covering the base with super glue
lol.


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It’s pretty though
 

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@Sean Clark , don't make things weird.
I'll work on that.
I’m not worried about the aiptasia at all. I spoke to @eatbreakfast on a different forum that he’s active on (he’s a very reputable fish behavioralist expert).

He said he had great success with pyramid butterflies (h. zoster). He said a trio would work good for my tank when I asked. They will only pick at xenia and anthellia which I don’t keep.
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I have never kept butterflies, mainly because I am intimidated by them.
 
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I still have the 6 chromis left. One of them has a brownish red gash (it has had that for the past 2 weeks). It didn’t die yet which is weird because uronema kills within 2 days.

I stopped all medications. I’m just power feeding white worms (which they LOVE).

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Here’s the gash that’s been there for 2 weeks. Only one has it. It almost seems like it’s healing which is weird. Uronema isn’t usually healable, so we’ll see:
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I still have the 6 chromis left. One of them has a brownish red gash (it has had that for the past 2 weeks). It didn’t die yet which is weird because uronema kills within 2 days.

I stopped all medications. I’m just power feeding white worms (which they LOVE).

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Here’s the gash that’s been there for 2 weeks. Only one has it. It almost seems like it’s healing which is weird. Uronema isn’t usually healable, so we’ll see:
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I have heard that once uronema is in the tank, that it is there forever. Is that the case?
 
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Yes, but it normally just feeds on detritus and bacteria.
I guess that I do not understand how it works then. If I introduce new fish then they may catch it, may not. Old fish may catch it or may not? Sorry for the questions but I am super paranoid about introducing anything.
 

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I guess that I do not understand how it works then. If I introduce new fish then they may catch it, may not. Old fish may catch it or may not? Sorry for the questions but I am super paranoid about introducing anything.
I just looked it up... Found this and it has a pretty good explanation.
 

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I just looked it up... Found this and it has a pretty good explanation.
Thanks. I am still terrified.
 
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  • Page 17: Getting back on my feet and emotionally recovering . Discussion about aiptasia (QT didn’t work) and chromis damsels (uronema). Cabinetry will be completed in 15 days from now!
You guys gotta be careful, because anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law. :star-struck:
 
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Would you be scared of adding chromis that have been prequarantined from TSM Aquatics as well?
Yes, I wouldn't add anything without my own qt period. Nothing negative about TSM. I just don't want to risk it at this point.
 
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Yes, I wouldn't add anything without my own qt period. Nothing negative about TSM. I just don't want to risk it at this point.
I agree with you completely.

I asked mainly to find out if you would be scared of adding chromis even if you treated/had them treated and they were clean?
 

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