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  1. Mixed 3.5g Pico 11/2016 - Present

    You can overcome this... my tank just went through most of the same (minus the nudibranchs). Sorry to hear about the fish loss. I love my pistol/fish pair, and lost my first paired up fish during the early months of the tank. Thankfully, the pistols are resilient, and pair up quickly with new fish. I don't have any experience with nudibranch pests, hopefully someone else can help. As for the flatworms, that I have very recent experience with. I did pretty much followed the approach you are proposing. I siphoned, dosed with flatworm exit, water changed, and repeated a month or so later. From what I have read, it is hard to overdose that stuff in the tank. I will say some of those little buggers seemed immune to the treatment. So I added a Six Line wrasse. He seemed to help the most. Best of luck!
  2. Mixed 3.5g Pico 11/2016 - Present

    Very nice!
  3. SoCal 28g

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  5. SoCal 28g

    Well, just a small update. Things seem to have finally stabilized in the tank (knock on live rock). The cyan is gone, hair algae is gone, lots of coral growth, and tons of coraline on the back wall. Through all the ups and downs of diseases and what not, I am left with a single fish, my yellow watchman. Him and his tiger pistol buddy are having a blast in the tank. In fact, since there are no other fish in the tank, I see the pistol come fully out into the tank a lot. Seems like every other day se is making a new entrance to their unground lair and closing an old one. Right now kinda leaving the tank as is, with it main being and invert haven. I would eventually like to get another swim thing (maybe a wrasse again, as I saw a flatworm last night), but gun shy and super busy right now with work and home life. A few quick photos this morning. Hitchhikers.... geesh.
  6. So you will be ... <drum roll> ... cutting corners?
  7. SoCal 28g

    Yeah, the Coral Beauty Angel was the last fish I added. He must of brought it in with him. Thanks.
  8. SoCal 28g

    Cursed. That is the only word to describe this tank. The angel was swimming around doing great, eating, foraging... then I come home one day and it is covered in ich. A day later, gone. And that started the wiped out of the rest of the tank Lost my six line, and 2 of the 3 fire fish. The last filefish seems to be hanging on. The only one seeming to be ok is the yellow watchman that lives with my pistol shrimp. I am starting to think I should just make this an invert and coral tank and be done with fish. No luck since the get go this time around.
  9. BornToHula's 240 Gallon Build

    Ooo, the flareback will be a nice addition! Saw one in my LFS the other day, and almost bought it. Such striking blue lines.
  10. SoCal 28g

    Stopped to get some saltwater the other day, and came home with a Coral Beauty angel... Also getting some decent growth and spreading of this cap I bought way back when. It is finally getting it's bright orange base back.
  11. Octopus tank

    Very cool!
  12. Guess who's back?

    Time to find where my ban stick went to in the move....
  13. Guess who's back?

    I thought you were going to say you.
  14. I got flashed . . . :-0

    Tim can keep anything... that is the trick