Purple tangs, GOTTA LOVE THEM!!! I made a mistake when I sold mine.We have a tang in the tank!
After a couple of days in the acclimation box, there were no obvious signs of issues, so I let him go. He immediately started pecking at the algae. He's also trying to be best buddies with the lawnmower blenny, who doesn't care one bit for him, so we'll see how that goes. The two of them are always eating the same algae patch...
He's definitely a character! I originally thought he was being aggressive with the other fish, though I do think that was some of it, however, I now think it was also his tank-raised origins.Purple tangs, GOTTA LOVE THEM!!! I made a mistake when I sold mine.
Purple tangs, GOTTA LOVE THEM!!! I made a mistake when I sold mine.
He's definitely a character!
huh, yeah, I made some and printed them back on page 16, based on your suggestion:Ski,
Just tossing it on the table:
It may be worth 3D printing your own Trident Reagent Guides, to help keep your Trident's testing on track.
Thanks, I like them. A pain to wait 11 weeks+ to get them, and they're not cheap, but worth it in the end.Your reef looks amazing and those lids are off the hook.
If that is an iPhone 12 pro camera, sure would like to see some shots... with it, even if you need to shoot thru an orange filter...
Oh man, now it’s your turn. I’m just finishing my fallow period. I was going to go with 6 weeks at 80.6+, but things were going well in my holding tank, so I pushed it to 8 weeks, which happens to be today. I’m a bit nervous but will probably start putting fish back tomorrow. Good luck with this period. It’s the second time I’ve gone fallow in 5 years and I’ve learned a lot each time.After long deliberation, I have decided to do a fallow period and try to rid the tank of what appears to be a small amount of Ich. I was trying to convince myself that it wasn't, but I am now seeing an occasional brighter white dot on both the purple tang and the clownfish. It's just one or two, and only every few days, but it's enough to concern me. I think I can keep it under control with the UV and healthy tank, but if I'm ever going to get rid of it, it should be now before I get more fish.
What finally convinced me was the research that @Humblefish pointed out recently about shorter fallow periods with higher temperatures. It appears to support the hypothesis that higher temperatures increase the reproduction rate of Ich, such that at 80.6'F, it goes down to 6 weeks, and 86'F it's as short as 2 weeks. I figure I can hit 82'F safely and shoot for 5-6 weeks, while treating the fish separately. I'll be running UV at the same time, hopefully, that will help.
I have set up the 17g QT tank, and I'll get out my 10g, and try to catch all 4 fish...assuming I can catch them. With the fish trap, I'm hopeful I can get the clownfish with mysis or flake food, and the others with nori or pellets...
I may also take this opportunity to put the inverts in the tank early, and possibly order some more to add to the tank to deal with the algae.