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been a bit slack over the last few weeks. nothing exciting has been happening. cycled my quarantine tank with some of the media from my DT. cycle went through in about a week which was good.
i did a 100% WC on the main tank to try and give myself the best shot of a 'not so ugly', ugly stage.

I have also put two ocellaris clowns through TTM, lost one due to aggression i believe, he was only about 1/2" long and they weren't paired up. My fault, i should of known better. But the surviving one is now in QT for 2 weeks of observation. unfortunately here is Australia a lot of medications are only available from a doctor with a prescription. Prazi and copper are difficult to find at best. Metronidazole, Nitrofuracin Green, formalin and Chloroquine Phosphate are near impossible. So we rely on TTM and freshwater dips more then what we should.
 
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Any updates? And how have you found filling up the ato?
I thought about this when i was putting together my water change station. I pump the water in to the chamber from the RO tank on my water change station through the hose i do my water changes with. I can fill the ATO section up in less the 3 minutes and it lasts around 5-6 days with current winter temps/humidity.
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At the moment 7-18C. But the humidity is very low. I also like to leave the windows open to allow air flow through the room so I don't end up with a mould problem.
Pretty chilly I think it’s 3-25 where I am throughout the day, Maybe it’s the airflow or the tank or the temperature who knows.
 
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I managed to get my two clowns through TTM and now they are just being observed in QT for a week or so. I have decided not use any medication as they are both eating well and showing no signs of anything, which is nice. I'm saving the very limited meds i do have for when i really need them.
Unfortunately i wasnt so lucky with my royal grammer. He appeared in great condition in the LFS, got him home and put him in to his first round of TTM the next day he was covered in raised lesions on his sides. I thought it may be flukes, i did a fresh water dip, but lost him the next day. I found out a few days later that the other 3 the LFS had at the time all suffered the same fate. Bit disappointed in myself i didnt catch it earlier. so at the moment i am at 50% success rate with TTM.
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Also did a little tidy up of some cables and power brinks. Also mounted my Ekoral WIFI doser.
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Looking good, sorry to hear about the gramma but if the LFS didn’t pick up on it and they’ve probably been doing it for years you can’t blame yourself entirely, your doing more than most
 
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Well my second attempt at putting a royal gramma through TTM has been much more successful. He is on to his last transfer before put in the QT tank for a week or so. While he was going through TTM, i also used General cure on the second and fifth transfers. He is eating Mysis sparingly, hopefully once in QT i can get him eating pellets.
The two clowns in the Display tank are going well, a 150G is a big tank for two sub 1in fish. Pics to come.

I'm still deciding what direction i want to go in regards to coral. The dream was always 100% SPS but with zero experience with keeping them, i'm thinking that may not be a great idea. I may start off with some digi and stags and see how they go initially.
 

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Well my second attempt at putting a royal gramma through TTM has been much more successful. He is on to his last transfer before put in the QT tank for a week or so. While he was going through TTM, i also used General cure on the second and fifth transfers. He is eating Mysis sparingly, hopefully once in QT i can get him eating pellets.
glad to hear its working well for you. Where did you find API General Cure in Australia?
 
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