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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34203

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Thanks guys :side:

Kevin, I'll check for stray voltage, that is something I hadn't considered, thank you.
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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34207

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People refuse to use sch. 80 bulkheads and valves due to cost, and I think it's absolutely crazy not to, if not the whole system in sch. 80. I've seen sch. 40 6" lines just fall apart after a few years of FW exposure. Just smear some silicone or epoxy around that, and forget it until you can replace it down the road. Not harping on Phil, just ranting :lol:

Never kept many Liopropoma sp. due to their seclusive behavior, but those candy bass light up a room for sure.
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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34209

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People refuse to use sch. 80 bulkheads and valves due to cost, and I think it's absolutely crazy not to, if not the whole system in sch. 80. I've seen sch. 40 6" lines just fall apart after a few years of FW exposure. Just smear some silicone or epoxy around that, and forget it until you can replace it down the road. Not harping on Phil, just ranting :lol:

Never kept many Liopropoma sp. due to their seclusive behavior, but those candy bass light up a room for sure.

No worries :side:

I used Schedule 80 on the return lines, I would have used them on the over flows but they take a much shorter bulkhead and Glass Holes specifically does not supply them with there over flows. Of course if I were doing it over I would have gotten ahold of a Schedule 80 bulkhead and done some engineering ;)
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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34210

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Thanks guys :side:

Kevin, I'll check for stray voltage, that is something I hadn't considered, thank you.

Checked for stray voltage - there was none.

I will making a bristle worm trap, and doing some gravel vacuuming of the sand. Additionally, definitely out of an abundance of caution, I will be removing my Pencil Urchin and Tiger Cowrie. I really don't think that either are the issue, but I've recently recently read that they can have a tendency to embrace their carnivorous side :dry:
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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34212

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Another disappointing update :flat:

I found my remaining Gum Drop Croucher dead yesterday. It was lodged in a rock with its guts eaten out. I know that I last saw it on Sunday evening. Like I said above, I plan to make some bristle worm traps from PVC and see what I can catch. Though I am puzzled at this point as I don't have any idea what the issue is... :?: I'm wondering if I had a small Bobit Worm come in on rock a while back ago and it is now finally large enough to be an issue - IDK :pinch:

On a positive note, that Candy Basslet is active, eating, and displaying nicely :) For the time being I am less concerned about that fish getting taken down as it is quite healthy and an active swimmer. Meanwhile all the fish losses I have experienced in that tank have been from burrowing/rock dwelling type fishes...
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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34216

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You are taking this better than I might, but I will you luck in your hunt for a cause.
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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34218

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You are taking this better than I might, but I will you luck in your hunt for a cause.

Thanks, I'm sure I've initiated some of this by stressing the fish in my quest to remove algae, but if I'm acting off of stress it certainly will cause my fish stress too :huh:
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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34250

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I think I removed the culprit :woohoo:

What I was led to believe was a Tiger Cowrie, was actually a large Tiger Spotted Nasserus Snail :pinch:

Note the super-long proboscis circled in the picture! I’m willing to bet that appendage could munch some flesh ;)

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Hopefully that’s what as taking down/out my fish…

I have used a baited Birstleworm trap on two separate nights. I have removed all of the Hermit Crabs, Emerald Crabs, Nasserus Snails, and Urchins from my Mixed Reef tank – hopefully that’s all there was to remove :unsure:

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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34252

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ouch, that is a costly snail...Hopefully that will be the end of it and you can have a happy tank again.
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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34260

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Got to watch the Hi Fin Goby and Tiger Pistol doing their thing tonight :)

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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34261

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Here's another picture with the shrimp out and about more :side:

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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34263

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Are these new additions? I've always liked the red banded hi fins.

I've not seen my yasha goby in 3 weeks with excessive bristleworm traffic around the main burrow...
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Are these new additions? I've always liked the red banded hi fins.

I've not seen my yasha goby in 3 weeks with excessive bristleworm traffic around the main burrow...

Yes, these are new and were added the same day as the Candy Basslet :)

I've had a pair in the past, but the shrimp was never seen after a few days in the old 120. Its cool watching them work, that's for sure. I just ordered a replacement pair of Gum Drop Crouchers that should arrive on Thursday. I will also be picking up a Blue Spot Jawfish from NAS that I purchased when I bought the Candy Basslet, Goby & Shrimp.

It's certainly introducing a lot to one display in a short period of time, but many (all actually) were targeted species with opportunities for acquisition that presented themselves. On the plus side, I have enough water volume with all the tanks connected that I don't have to worry about the bio-load. I'm thinking/hoping/pretty sure that one of the snails was the culprit taking down the previous fish, as all the other livestock in the other display is doing well.
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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34267

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I saw that BlueSpot and thought of you this weekend, but knew you were still looking for the culprit. I have bristles that are always around my Yasha den, but it is under a Cabbage Coral and it always has another route. I have been wanting to get a pistol but my firefish share that den too.
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40/40 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34268

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Boggers-Mike wrote:
I saw that BlueSpot and thought of you this weekend

I had already bought it by then :side:
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