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  1. scotts2002

    Niger Trigger illness

    I have triied to take a picture, but it is very camera shy. Just when the cmera is focused it shoots away. It has some white spots on it that look like salt - the ich. My son, nor I, have never noticed it scratching itself on rocks In certain spots it looks as if it is secreating, spelling...
  2. scotts2002

    Niger Trigger illness

    My son has a 55 gallon tank overflowing into a ten gallon tank below. He has approximately 2 -3 inches of live sand in the 55 and 1-2 inches of LS in the 10. He has a protien skimmer and mechanical filtration on two powerheads in the 55. He needs to do a better job on upkeep -- keeping the...
  3. scotts2002

    Question about bristle worms

    Maybe I do have a mantis shrimp, but if I do it has never bothered any of my other shrimp though. I have 2 cleaner shrimp, a coral banded, and 2 peppermint shrimp. I have never been able to keep crabs in the tank -- sally lightfoot or arrow. I do have about 10 hermit crabs. Does this help in...
  4. scotts2002

    Question about bristle worms

    I bought a 150 gallon tank with approximately 200 lbs of live rock. There are some huge bristleworms in the tank. I've posted about them in past but was not to worried about them because everyone said that they were more or less scavengers and that I'm overfeeding - which I'm not. I feed once...
  5. scotts2002

    What will hyposalinity do to inverts?

    I have a 150 gallon tank that has one fish showing signs of ick. I'm am going to use Hyposalinity to get rid of it but there are the following inverts in the tank. 2 Brittle starfish, Coral banded shrimp, Cleaner shrimp(doing a great job -- lol), many Hermit crabs, and three rocks with Mushroom...
  6. scotts2002

    Peppermint shrimp and aptasia

    Do Peppermint shrimp eat aptasia? I saw a post that stated they do. I have a Copperband Butterfly but he hasn't started eating them, or anything for that matter, yet. Thanks
  7. scotts2002

    shrimp and six line wrasse

    I have a large 6 line, 3 - 3.5 inches, in my tank with a smaller cleaner and a coral banded shrimp and it doesn't even look at the shrimp twice.
  8. scotts2002

    Copperband Butterfly -- I need help

    I have a 150 gallons with these fish in it: Yellow Tang, Powder Brown Tang, Red Sea Sailfin Tang, juv. Emperor Angel, 6 Line Wrasse, Pinkspot Shrimp Gobie, 2 Percula Clowns, Lawnmower Blennie, Longnose Hawkfish and Potters Angelfish. Everything is getting along great. I introduced the...
  9. scotts2002

    How long do Compact Fluorescent bulbs last?

    I am running my compact fluorescent bulbs about 11 to 12 hours a day - depending on the fixture. How long can they be expected to last, or be effective?
  10. scotts2002

    Huge pack of LARGE bristleworms

    I have a 150 gallon cube, about 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet - exact measuremnets aren't known because I'm at work, fish only with some mushrooms. I've always had bristleworms and not worried about them until this weekend when I feed the tank and it was as if an army of 5-10, 5-7 inch...
  11. scotts2002

    blue hippo and powder blue in a 75?

    Every time I added a Powder Blue after an established tang was already in the system it, the Powder Blue, always died. A difficult fish to keep.
  12. scotts2002

    Fairy Wrasses

    I have a 55 gallon tank with a snowflake eel, a niger trigger, a dmsel, and a fairy wrasse. I was thinking of getting another fairy wrasse. The two wrasses have different shapes, colors, and are different sizes. The new one would be larger than the one currently in the tank. What are you...
  13. scotts2002

    Eels and Hypo.

    How do eels do with hyposalinity? Should they be taken out of the tank before I do the hypo?
  14. scotts2002

    Hyposalinity questions

    The fish are small, about 2-3 inches each. Do I have to worry about the eel, 6-10 inches, during Hyposalinity?
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    Hyposalinity questions

    I have a 55 gallon tank with a 10 gallon sump. There is about 3-4 inches of live sand and about 30-40 pounds of live rock in the tank. I have a Fairy Wrasse, a Scopas Tang, a Niger Trigger, A male Blue Throat Trigger, a Damsel and a Snowflake Eel. The Tang has ick and I am not sure how to...
  16. scotts2002

    Ick or water conditions?

    I have a 140 gallon tank with a 20 gallon refugium. The animals are as follows: Emperor Angel(juv), Yellow tang, Red Sea Sailfin tang, Longnose Hawkfish, Six line wrasse, 2 Percula clownfish, 2 Cardinal fish, Lawnmower blenny, Shrimp goby, 2 Brittle starfish, and 2 urchins. The Emperor has not...
  17. scotts2002

    How many Angelfish

    Are Angelfish like Tangs? Can you have more than two large Angelfish in a 140 gallon tank with the aggression being spread out among the fish? Also what about having one large Angel with a pygmy angel?
  18. scotts2002

    New Longnose Hawkfish in tank

    I didn't know that. The hawkfish is much smaller than the blennie though. The blennie has not gone near the hawkfish -- I don't think either fish knows the other is there.
  19. scotts2002

    A float switch that will turn a pump off?

    Are there any pre-made setups or plans that i can use to make a float switch that will turn a power strip off - stopping pumps from contining to pump water into a tank? I had a pump get clogged with hair algea and the tank overflowed. Fortunately I was right there so I was able to shut the...
  20. scotts2002

    New Longnose Hawkfish in tank

    I just got a Longnose Hawkfish and it is very timid. It is one of the smaller fish, about 2.5 inches, in the tank and it found a home on top of a power near the top of the tank. It wont move from there and it hasn't eaten yet -- I've seen it go after food but I would really like to entice it...