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So, ice packs on and off all day. We just got home and he's so happy to be here with all his things again.
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Vet appt drop off at 10am. Still very swollen but he walked on it better when he loaded into the car and when we got home. Could just be car/home excitement overruling pain.

Tank photos, glass is gross.

Gonis & alveopora like the new branch.
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Ruby getting big.
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Dude, your dog has more toys to play with than I do!!
A combination of the side effects of running a pet store, not having kids, and having a dog that is extremely gentle with soft toys.
 

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Just dropped my noodle off at the vet.

Going to start playing with light settings in this tank while I wait for them to call me.
Hoping for good things. Positive vibes sent...
 
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Hoping for good things. Positive vibes sent...
I'm just hoping they won't have to sedate him to do x-rays or something. The bottom of his toe is pretty obviously wiggly where it shouldn't be. Hoping for a quick diagnosis with no worrisome side effects so we can splint it and get him on pain killers or something. He struggles with sedation
 
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Still waiting on a call from the vet.

Used @LRT modification of the saxby schedule and modified it some more to suit my needs, started that up today.

Here's some photo spam of some fish for the most part.
 

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hey D, how's your pup?
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No xrays (which means no sedation, yay)

Vet says maybe soft tissue damage, maybe broken toe, maybe combo of both, maybe tendon damage, definitely signs of skin infection where he started licking like a maniac.

Antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and pain killers for 2 weeks. If it gets worse or not better whatsoever then we'll do x-rays at that point.

He wants to lick, but apparently that blanket being on his foot is enough to throw him off and stop him.

Thanks for checking in on him.
 

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No xrays (which means no sedation, yay)

Vet says maybe soft tissue damage, maybe broken toe, maybe combo of both, maybe tendon damage, definitely signs of skin infection where he started licking like a maniac.

Antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and pain killers for 2 weeks. If it gets worse or not better whatsoever then we'll do x-rays at that point.

He wants to lick, but apparently that blanket being on his foot is enough to throw him off and stop him.

Thanks for checking in on him.
Sending hugs for the pup! Got any CBD around? It helps my old dog immensely.
 
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Sending hugs for the pup! Got any CBD around? It helps my old dog immensely.
Yes, in fact until he got the pain killers it was the only way to stop him from being crazy and licking obsessively.
 
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I went from daily dosing of 10ml each calcium & alk for over a year with no changes.... This year the tank has decided to start sucking down everything. My bad for not testing in between big tests this last month, I'll do better.

My alk dropped from sitting steady at around 8.5 all the time to 7.07 in a month. I upped my daily dosing a tiny bit and I'll add a little extra daily over the next week to get it back where I want it.

My calcium dropped from 450 to 408.

Magnesium still never changing at 1350 without dosing.
 
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Get to actually watch the ramp up on the new light settings today since I don't work until this afternoon. So far no negative reactions overall to the changes though.
 
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Other news: I know it's not the best out there by a long shot, but I did find a stupid cheap used uv sterilizer (one of those turbo twists 18w) with an extra unused bulb. Gonna go that route for a bit. Tomorrow is my day off so I'll pick it up after my morning hair appt & stop at the LFS on the way home to get some tubing & get it all set up at some point.

Also need to print a ring for my urchin. She keeps stealing the foam out of my feeding ring that keeps it floating properly.

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Other news: I know it's not the best out there by a long shot, but I did find a stupid cheap used uv sterilizer (one of those turbo twists 18w) with an extra unused bulb. Gonna go that route for a bit. Tomorrow is my day off so I'll pick it up after my morning hair appt & stop at the LFS on the way home to get some tubing & get it all set up at some point.

Also need to print a ring for my urchin. She keeps stealing the foam out of my feeding ring that keeps it floating properly.

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Your urchin needs a hat!

Make sure to inspect the inside of that turbo twist really carefully. Take apart the two black halves and look for the reflective coating on the inside. Unfortunately, They used a metal reflective material that is well documented for rusting out after about a year. Some people pull theirs apart and were able to tear out the material before it rusted but many did not.
The last thing you want is your uv spitting rust into the tank.
 
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Your urchin needs a hat!

Make sure to inspect the inside of that turbo twist really carefully. Take apart the two black halves and look for the reflective coating on the inside. Unfortunately, They used a metal reflective material that is well documented for rusting out after about a year. Some people pull theirs apart and were able to tear out the material before it rusted but many did not.
The last thing you want is your uv spitting rust into the tank.
If it's still there and not rusted should I just remove it? It'll function without correct?

Hat making in progress
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