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Alexander.Africa
07-13-2016, 05:37 PM
Sad day today. I come home and my red carpenter wrasse (my favorite) had jumped out the tank. Then to find my flame angel who's been battling ich on the bottom of the tank lifeless. Ohhh, two fish in one day. Hopefully the ich has taken the last from the tank.

UV light and constant water change wasn't enough to save my angel. [emoji22]

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static reef
07-13-2016, 05:44 PM
Bummer. Welcome to the hobby. Fish are stupid. Corals and inverts are BA.

JMEYER0503
07-13-2016, 05:57 PM
Sad day today. I come home and my red carpenter wrasse (my favorite) had jumped out the tank. Then to find my flame angel who's been battling ich on the bottom of the tank lifeless. Ohhh, two fish in one day. Hopefully the ich has taken the last from the tank.

UV light and constant water change wasn't enough to save my angel. [emoji22]

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Sorry to hear that, I almost lost my Foxface yesterday when he just decided he wanted to jump out of the water. Hopefully the ich is gone, how fast is the UV sterilizer running water through it (Contact time).

Alexander.Africa
07-13-2016, 06:08 PM
Sorry to hear that, I almost lost my Foxface yesterday when he just decided he wanted to jump out of the water. Hopefully the ich is gone, how fast is the UV sterilizer running water through it (Contact time).
I have a 24 watt on a 55. So I would say at least 100 per hour cuz the 9 watt supports up to 50 gallons.

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Alexander.Africa
07-13-2016, 06:09 PM
Sorry to hear that, I almost lost my Foxface yesterday when he just decided he wanted to jump out of the water. Hopefully the ich is gone, how fast is the UV sterilizer running water through it (Contact time).
Sorry about your Foxface. I even have a lid, but the wrasse managed to squeeze through the gap where I placed the filter.

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JMEYER0503
07-13-2016, 06:22 PM
I have a 24 watt on a 55. So I would say at least 100 per hour cuz the 9 watt supports up to 50 gallons.

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Sounds like a decent flow, I know ich is not a parasite but I was reading something where it recommended between 10-15 gph through the UV for best cleaning. Will have to find the article as it was on a UV site.

Alexander.Africa
07-13-2016, 06:24 PM
Found another dead one whom I think infected the tank, the royal gramma.

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Alexander.Africa
07-13-2016, 07:06 PM
Bummer. Welcome to the hobby. Fish are stupid. Corals and inverts are BA.
Yeah, just got a whole bunch from Coral Xpression.

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coach
07-13-2016, 07:50 PM
Bummer. Welcome to the hobby. Fish are stupid. Corals and inverts are BA.

Fish are stupid. I hate fish!

Just_Tim
07-13-2016, 09:30 PM
Do yourself a favor and stock your tank with those motorized plastic fish.

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Alexander.Africa
07-13-2016, 09:50 PM
Do yourself a favor and stock your tank with those motorized plastic fish.

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Might really start considering that.

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Joe
07-13-2016, 09:58 PM
I had trouble when I used to add a fish every once in a while. When I got a bunch and stopped adding any, and didn't replace one or two when they died, everything settled down. Not sure if that's everyone's experience, but when I stopped tying to increase my fish load, the strong ones remained just fine. With no new stuff being introduced to the tank it stayed like that for over a year with no fish loss.

static reef
07-13-2016, 10:01 PM
I had trouble when I used to add a fish every once in a while. When I got a bunch and stopped adding any, and didn't replace one or two when they died, everything settled down. Not sure if that's everyone's experience, but when I stopped tying to increase my fish load, the strong ones remained just fine. With no new stuff being introduced to the tank it stayed like that for over a year with no fish loss.
Same experience for me now that I think about it.

hooked
07-13-2016, 10:09 PM
I had trouble when I used to add a fish every once in a while. When I got a bunch and stopped adding any, and didn't replace one or two when they died, everything settled down. Not sure if that's everyone's experience, but when I stopped tying to increase my fish load, the strong ones remained just fine. With no new stuff being introduced to the tank it stayed like that for over a year with no fish loss.

same here.

howard24
07-14-2016, 12:08 AM
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Consider getting some of this mesh. It's sold at home depot and Lowe's. Inexpensive and will save you in hundreds of dollars in fish. I'm surprised no one mention this yet. Of course if you have a rimless or something then it won't work very well I guess.

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Murfman
07-14-2016, 06:45 AM
I would say I have lost more in coral than in fish, over the lifetime of my tank. Yes, I have lost a lot of fish too, Stupid hobby! UV filter should have a flow guide for contact time, for what it is you are trying to mitigate.

Alexander.Africa
07-14-2016, 09:12 AM
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Consider getting some of this mesh. It's sold at home depot and Lowe's. Inexpensive and will save you in hundreds of dollars in fish. I'm surprised no one mention this yet. Of course if you have a rimless or something then it won't work very well I guess.

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I have the glass covers. The wrasse managed to squeeze through the little opening from the heater and filter cords. But I might start looking into those ones. Thanks for the input.

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Alexander.Africa
07-14-2016, 09:14 AM
I would say I have lost more in coral than in fish, over the lifetime of my tank. Yes, I have lost a lot of fish too, Stupid hobby! UV filter should have a flow guide for contact time, for what it is you are trying to mitigate.
Yeah, I just lost a branched Montipora due to a hammer coral sting. Thought it would not be able to reach, but it did overnight.

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static reef
07-14-2016, 09:19 AM
I accept my corals dieing because 95% of the time it is due to human error or ignorance on my part. Fish just die or commit suicide for no reaaon

Alexander.Africa
07-14-2016, 09:22 AM
I had trouble when I used to add a fish every once in a while. When I got a bunch and stopped adding any, and didn't replace one or two when they died, everything settled down. Not sure if that's everyone's experience, but when I stopped tying to increase my fish load, the strong ones remained just fine. With no new stuff being introduced to the tank it stayed like that for over a year with no fish loss.
Yeah I think I added too many things at one time. I'm going to add two more across acros and a pair of flame angels again and call it a day for now. We all say that until we find something new...

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Joe
07-14-2016, 01:05 PM
I accept my corals dieing because 95% of the time it is due to human error or ignorance on my part. Fish just die or commit suicide for no reaaon

I have many corals that have died because I failed to secure or place them properly and they get stung, turned over, or exposed in some way they shouldn't. I'm getting smarter, but since I started so low, it still leaves me really dumb.

Murfman
07-14-2016, 04:10 PM
I have the glass covers. The wrasse managed to squeeze through the little opening from the heater and filter cords. But I might start looking into those ones. Thanks for the input.

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1/4 netting from Bulk Reef Supply and then use the window screen frame kit from Lowes or HD for a frame. Much smaller, clear netting and more light spread.

Alexander.Africa
07-14-2016, 06:14 PM
1/4 netting from Bulk Reef Supply and then use the window screen frame kit from Lowes or HD for a frame. Much smaller, clear netting and more light spread.
You got a picture you could show on his this looks?

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hooked
07-14-2016, 06:24 PM
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Here are mine on a 90g.


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hooked
07-14-2016, 10:48 PM
They don't block any of the light like the egg crate will. the price is about the same too.

Murfman
07-15-2016, 05:56 AM
http://s107.photobucket.com/user/Co_murfman/media/Aquariums/300%20Gallon%20build/IMG_3286.jpg.html

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Alexander.Africa
09-09-2016, 10:00 PM
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We've gone from egg crate to this...http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160910/0013eae1bfc9ce95f04ee21fe3cf557e.jpg

Seems just like yesterday. Another one of your awesome builds.

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