Check out the thread on peroxide TTM. It has been used on wrasses I am 99.9% sure. I have used it on other fish, and have been happy.Thanks. Sometimes I really wonder why we do this to ourselves. I think all reefers like pain and frustration at least a little.
On the QT front, I have broken down and am sterilizing by drying out both the medicated QT and the observation/holding tank. I will let them sit empty for at least a week, and then will get them set back up. This was one of the projects that consumed some of my time off this past week.
I am contemplating not running wrasses and some other sensitive fish through copper. On my last setup I did a 6 week observational QT on everything that included 2 rounds of prazi. Then if needed I added copper or other meds to the routine. I may go back to something similar and do a 6 week observational QT with 2 rounds of prazi and 10 days minimum of metro on wrasses and other copper sensitive fish and then do a more traditional copper forward QT on most other fish. Not sure yet, still debating. More to come......
Wow, 45 days of coral QT and still alive! That's an accomplishment. They have finally reached the promise land.So, as promised some actual tank pictures.
I broke out the "good" camera, and felt like a total newb again. I remember now that while I felt like I had gotten to the point of taking adequate pictures before, I never enjoyed that part of the hobby a whole lot. I remembered why trying to take some decent pics of the tank again.
But I persisted and got a few half way decent pictures.
First right and left half of the tank....
As you can see, I moved a few "tester" frags from the QT to the display.
Candy cane frag that my youngest had to have (after I talked him out of the $250 open brain coral)
Tri-color that has browned out in QT:
And Forest Fire Digi:
There are a couple of others as well, but QT was hard on them so we will see how they recover in the display tank before posting much about them.
All corals went through at least 45 days in QT and were dipped and remounted on new plugs before going into QT. This round of QT did not start out well, but I started making sure there were nitrates, phosphates and food in the water column for them and all stopped receding and most started recovering. I think this is a key. The setosa had about 50% receded and made a full recovery. Everything else had either receded or flesh that was looking really pale/dry and the flesh made a good recovery. I have come to believe that dosing amino acids in QT is key to keeping things happy. And don't worry too much about keeping algae completely under control in the QT. Clean it up, but don't starve it out or you will starve your corals out as well.
Absolutely Incredible, Incredible build!! I really enjoyed reading through this. Such a long journey and one worth the wait. Thanks!
Check out the thread on peroxide TTM. It has been used on wrasses I am 99.9% sure. I have used it on other fish, and have been happy.
Wow, 45 days of coral QT and still alive! That's an accomplishment. They have finally reached the promise land.
Thanks. I really need to get some updated tank pics. Haven't been on here a whole lot recently. Overall things are going well with the tank. Added a couple more fish and quite a few frags. I'll try to get some pictures soon.The tank is looking great.