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14 hours ago, he said:

Great looking fish .. I always dont have luck with them :( 

 

Besides the one i had previously that jumped, this my second time. So fingers crossed =/

11 hours ago, ilovecoral555 said:

Thanks guys. 

14 hours ago, Darren Sim said:

Any reason why this method and not copper?


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I'm away alot, so its harder for me to monitor the fishes with copper treatment. Also, I'm keen to try hypo and see the results, its easier on the fish, although its not as effective as copper. If it doesn't work out, might end up doing a copper treatment. Have you had experience with copper treatment? Would like to learn more about it.

5 hours ago, sleexox said:

how “nano” was your nano tank previously? borbonius are my favourites as well. used to have them before my downgrade. afraid my nano tank isn’t big enough for them as well

My nano was 2ft, overall volume was around 25 gallons. I had only a few fishes in there. Eventually i got a 4ft, but the fish jumped before the tank was fully cycled.

This was the first blotchy

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Dropped by a local fish store today in Tokyo. Thought I share some pics and some of the Japanese dry goods that we don’t get to see here in sg.

The store is called Paupau aqua garden Ginza. It’s located at the Ginza district about 4 stops from shinagawa on train. Very close to the tsukiji fish market.

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Coming in you are greeted by a the largest freshwater plant selection I’ve seen. Premium plants from ada as well.

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This store caters more to the freshwater enthusiast.
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The marine selection is much smaller. But was surprised to see a helfrichi firefish, retails for about $385 sgd.

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Coming up the the second floor is where most of the dry goods are. You will be greeted by this cylindrical clown fish harem tank

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And here are the dry good selections, focusing more on what we don’t see here.
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And of cos not forgetting our freshwater friends. A wide selection of ada accessories and Japanese products.
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And spotted some really cool nano sized chillers!
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Check out this really small pico tank
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As mentioned the store carries a lot of local Brands and focus largely on the freshwater hobbies. Still a really nice place to check out and to see what Japanese reefers use.








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Very nice! Do you managed to get any softies?


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On 9/6/2019 at 8:21 PM, Darren Sim said:

Very nice! Do you managed to get any softies?


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Nah, usually just window shopping when i'm overseas.

 

Off to Bali for a couple days break!

Have a great week reefing guys. 

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Back from my overseas holiday. 

Came back and saw that i lost 2 fishes while i was away. 

1 Borbonius anthias and the yellow coris didn't make it. Not sure why, as both were eating well before i left.

Tank salinity is still at 1.009, all the fishes do not have signs of ich, except for my powder brown tang. Gonna continue the treatment, hopefully i dont lose anymore fishes in the process. If all else fails, will raise the salinity back, and do a copper treatment. 

Else, the main display tank is doing well, seeing some amazing polyp extension i didnt get before. Didn't lose any corals =D 

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Tank updates:

The main tank is doing great.CA and Alk is stable at 420 and 8.0 with the Cr at 6.6ph. Probably my best investment for the tank. Fishless for about 1 month now. The great thing about going fishless is that I hardly ever clean the glass now. 

Also, trying out zeovit's coral system 1,2,3,4. 

Some photos with my Tg6. I'm still learning how to use it. 

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And some photos of the display. Tank is pretty much full. 

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QT tank Salinity at 1.009. Lost my flame angel to some fungus infection, tried to medicate with prazipro and general cure, but didnt survive. 

Honestly quite annoyed with all these diseases. 

Current survivors: 2 clowns, 1 powder brown, 1 yellow tang, 1 borbonius anthias. 1 flame hawk. 

Most of them hiding within the rocks.

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16 hours ago, he said:

Borbonius anthias was often subject to decompression problem which could be one of the likely cause.

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Thanks for the info. I reckon that may be a possibility as well. It died even though it was eating well. My other borbonius is still doing well in qt. 

Happy to report that hyposalinity starting to show some improvements in the overall well being of the fishes. The powder brown has been spotless for the last few days. Added in a 2 new fishes, one powder blue and a new flame angel. I understand that during the QT process, you shouldnt be adding new fishes. That said, I am only starting the one month of QT count down from the day i last spot any ich. So these new additions together with the others should be starting the one month countdown any day soon. 

Ideally, im looking to get just one yellow coris and one 6 line or malenurus wrasse to complete the "anti-pest" gang. Then that should be all for the fish list.

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Resupply arrived! The only coral dip I trust!

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Resupply arrived! The only coral dip I trust!

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Bro where u buy this ah?

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Just to share on the progress of the AI fuge. I use the intensity and the duration to have full control of the tank's no3 and po4 levels.

Video of my cheato ball in action.

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Its a sad day for my reefing journey. 

Lost the other borbonius anthias. Problem is I can't even ID why it died. No signs of any external or internal parasites or diseases. Anthias was eating well, died with a fat tummy. It was still very active the night before.

Water parameters were all good, salinity was checked using a newly calibrated hanna salinity checker. PH was at 8.0.

Anyone can share their ideas why it died?

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Tragic... how much you paid for this fish? Two of my fishes also died suddenly this morning. No sign of diseases either.

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If you’ve two, probably they were fighting and ended up w Locked jaw. Common issue. if it’s still eating pallets, shouldn’t affect it.


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20 hours ago, Kwancy said:

Tragic... how much you paid for this fish? Two of my fishes also died suddenly this morning. No sign of diseases either.

I paid about 2xx for 2 pieces. Sorry to hear about your loss as well. =(

 

19 hours ago, aquagem said:

If you’ve two, probably they were fighting and ended up w Locked jaw. Common issue. if it’s still eating pallets, shouldn’t affect it.


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I initially had 2, but the first one died a week after. This has been with me for a month now. Was eating heavily, but just died overnight for some reason. Probably will stay away from anthias for now.

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For your CO2 solenoid, just to check, which standard did u purchase for SGP use?  (BS341 / DIN477 / W21.8x14) or CGA320 thread.

I assume BS341 ?

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On 10/10/2019 at 3:10 PM, SubzeroLT said:

For your CO2 solenoid, just to check, which standard did u purchase for SGP use?  (BS341 / DIN477 / W21.8x14) or CGA320 thread.

I assume BS341 ?

Hey Bro this was my order: 

 

Pro-Elite Series The Most Advanced Aquarium Dual Stage CO2 Regulator
BS341 / DIN477 / W21.8x14

 

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Main display tank updates:

Decided to try out the aquatic life hybrid fixture. I got the white edition, so i repainted my hanging brackets to match the fixture. Running 4 blue plus at the moment. Fixture is sitted at about 10 inches off the surface. Leds are at custom coral lab setting at about 65% intensity, with a acclimation of 3 weeks starting at 85%. 

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Also, decided to run full sps system as I wasn't really so keen on LPS corals. They look beautiful but just wasn't my thing. Still have a couple of pieces, but may choose to sell them off eventually.

Sold off my Zoa arch garden and replaced it with a new scape.

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Heres a FTS with the new fixture at 18k light setting

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SPS corals seem to be happy with good polyp extension, but colours are not as vibrant. Started dosing Zeovit coral system at 2ml per day per bottle. Gonna give it a try and see if there is any improvements. Counting down to the days when I can start adding back fishes from the QT tank. Tank will reach 2 mth fishless in November.

I find running a fishless reef tank to be non beneficial to corals.

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Great! Glad to see I coming back to full sps!! Looking forward to seeing your tank full of sps again! Haha lots of Aussie shipment for sps now!


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Just thought I share some updates with the tank. Tank is coming 69 days fishless, couple more days before i can add fishes. Unfortunately, hyposalinity failed for me, and my fishes are back with the ich problem. Will be moving the fishes to a 25gal to do copper treatment this time. So i guess its going to be another month of fishless for the display tank.

Colours are really starting to pop and show. I attribute this to my zeovit coral system as well as my t5 hybrid. The t5 is now on for 9hrs a day. 

Still planning to add a few more corals towards the left of the scape. Also, have removed most of the sand as I decided to go almost bare bottom.

Tank is pretty much self running, have been away on 2 seperate week long trips now, and the tank did just fine. Auto water change is a life saver.

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Beautiful tank. Love the colours.

A noob question. May I ask why do you dose directly into main tank instead of sump?

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Beautiful tank. Love the colours.
A noob question. May I ask why do you dose directly into main tank instead of sump?


Haha it’s a valid question. Dosing direct to main tank cos I don’t have space to place the dosing bottles in the sump area. Have a multi shelf rack just next to the tank which makes it easier.


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2 hours ago, tofubox said:

 


Haha it’s a valid question. Dosing direct to main tank cos I don’t have space to place the dosing bottles in the sump area. Have a multi shelf rack just next to the tank which makes it easier.


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Thanks for sharing. For a moment I tot I did wrong by dosing into sump...hahaha. Your setup is very neat.

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