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    HELP White blotches on Anthia

    I've just managed to catch the bugger I can't see skin peeling, slime or anything else. The white blotches look like blood spots in the bucket under normal lighting. They can be seen here just above the right fin. It's possible I knocked the stuff off in the net. The fins also look like they...
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    HELP White blotches on Anthia

    Hey all, I spotted that one of my longfin anthia look a bit sad this morning, there seems to be white patches all over the fishes fins and body. This is the best picture I got: The fish also seems to keep it's mouth open all the time. It looks bacterial to me, I'd love some second thoughts...
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    Maxima died 😒

    Was the clam on a rock or in your substrate? These are rock boring clams, without a rock to bore into and clamp down on then you're leaving the foot totally unprotected. I have a theory that I lost a clam for the same reason last year and I'm 99% sure it was eaten from the inside out by...
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    112 gallon soft coral dominated mixed reef journal from 2006-202x?

    Lovely tank, I have a huge admiration for softie reefs. I really think they are overlooked by most reefers.
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    Tank app

    I use a google sheet, works for me.
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    Kalkwasser

    I don't know about the balance of alk and calcium but when I test it's "near enough" for me. I don't really chase any numbers other than alkalinity which I keep at 8. If calcium is anywhere between 375ppm and 450ppm I don't really care. I use the Brightwell Kalk+ which has magnesium in it too...
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    Do I need to remove copper from equipment and tools?

    These items really cost very little, it's best to invest in separate equipment where you can for QT systems and DT systems. I have no doubt they could be cleaned/sterilised and I'm sure the copper that is absorbed is a tiny trace amount if any... But the last thing you want is to accidentally...
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    Kalkwasser

    I use it exclusively, I built my own stirrer with a cheap chinese magnetic stirrer and a food container. I had to increase the size on the outflow so I butchered an old canister intake... But it does the job for £40 or so. I have the magnetic stirrer come on at 11am for 2 minutes, this is...
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    Swim bladder issue or just weird fish?

    I'm 99% sure it's stress pattern but they will be getting a FW dip after I clear up the stringy poop.
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    Swim bladder issue or just weird fish?

    I feel like a complete donut, I went down early to turn the light on and film the fish to only realise I didn't press record on my phone for the first few minutes... :confused: and this photo from slightly earlier The window to the right is reflecting from the bottom glass, the fish seems...
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    Swim bladder issue or just weird fish?

    Nope, head and tail were level with the bottom. It was the X axis that the fish is rotating on (dorsal fin at the bottom, arse at the top). This morning it was more or less completely 180 degree inverted (but in total control of movement and has no problems catching food like that) but I came...
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    Swim bladder issue or just weird fish?

    Hey all, I've got 4 longfin Anthias (Pseudanthias ventralis) going throgh QT right now. I've had them since Thursday, all 4 look good. I've seen white stringy poo so I'm dosing GC laced food every 3 hours and I've treated with Metro based on research on this forum. However, I have 1 weird...
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    HELP Growth on Coral Beauty

    I've just ordered a Schego and D-D temp controller. I knew the glass ones were not 100% ideal but didn't think it would pop first time round. Live and learn.
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    HELP Growth on Coral Beauty

    Too late I'm afraid... I think the damage was done, the fish looked in really bad shape. I'm not sure anything would have brought it through. That's an amazing offer but unfortunately no longer required, thank you though!
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    HELP Growth on Coral Beauty

    Afraid not, I had one for my display tank but guess I'll be buying more.
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