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by TrevorA
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Urgent help required please?
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: Urgent help required please?

Posting this here in case anybody has any advice. Pictures at the bottom. I have a several month old large 75 gallon marine setup with a 20 gallon sump. I started with a 9" lionfish as my first fish after first establishing with approx 25KG of live rock and 75KG of coral sand topped with 10KG of Car...
by TrevorA
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Urgent help required please?
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: Urgent help required please?

no, far from it sadly, the only other fish is my Lion Fish, and he seems reinfested every morning, although I can't be 100% certain that as he's become so lethargic he isn't actually covered in tiny grains of Coral Sand rather than the parasite, so I'm going to have to continue treating with the cup...
by TrevorA
Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Urgent help required please?
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: Urgent help required please?

He died
by TrevorA
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Urgent help required please?
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: Urgent help required please?

Can you post a pic? What coral was it? World of water are normally very good. I've got pics, but the white spots can't really be seen, just the eyes clouded over badly. It was a mushroom coral, currently back at another LFS in a QT tank. I've done a first dose of Cupramin as I can't see anything el...
by TrevorA
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Urgent help required please?
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Urgent help required please?

I have a 600+ litre marine tank with a large lionfish and a large Porcupine Puffer. All been eating fine and happy. At the weekend I added a small piece of Coral from World of Water and ever since the Porcupine has got gradually cloudier eyes. THis morning he is covered in little white spots and it ...
by TrevorA
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: finally i have my puffer!! is the species right?
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: finally i have my puffer!! is the species right?

AH OK, in which case I'll be treating my latest 2. The little ones look really healthy, but the bigger ones have constantly changing dark bellies, sometimes white and sometimes very dark. Even though I've started the change to marine from fresh.
by TrevorA
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Golden Buddha Puffer???
Replies: 28
Views: 3863

Re: Golden Buddha Puffer???

Hope not to sound patronising but your 29 gallon, you are feeding the established filter media daily?
by TrevorA
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: finally i have my puffer!! is the species right?
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: finally i have my puffer!! is the species right?

I've been advised not to treat for IP unless there are symptoms. There seem to be loads of these larger ones around the UK at the moment, I go t my 2 from a local fish shop who said they were fresh water, but spoke to another fish shop who said they came in full marine. And they have the same suppli...
by TrevorA
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Rescue Mbu- in bad way
Replies: 17
Views: 3165

Re: Rescue Mbu- in bad way

Can't add anything helpful I'm afraid other than wishing you both good luck. We're just down the road near Market Harborough but you seem to be doing everything you can.
by TrevorA
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Using a refractometer
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Using a refractometer

I can see why you'd do that for a marine tank, and I do tend to go over the top with testing accuracy because that's how I am, but considering the wide range of suitable water for the GSP I don't suppose even a .004 discrepancy would really matter, as long as I only build up slowly and don't cause m...
by TrevorA
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Strange Way to Start a Saturday Morning
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: Strange Way to Start a Saturday Morning

That's amazing :) really pleased for you, I'm paranoid about any of mine jumping out!

One thing I don't understand though, how do you know he was out for over 2 hours and not 5-10 mins, easily enough time to dry out?
by TrevorA
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Using a refractometer
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Using a refractometer

Thanks :)

Used distilled/purified from the chemist as that is all I could get. Very simple and easy. And I'd got my salt concentrations almost exactly right too, so a very satisfactory start!
by TrevorA
Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Using a refractometer
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Using a refractometer

I'm just starting to move my two green spotted puffer tanks to brackish water. So I've got a RHSN-10ATC refractometer but no instructions, however my understanding is that I calibrate it with RO or distilled water and then measure my salted water. Device looks easy to use and calibrate but I don't g...
by TrevorA
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Teeth or other food problem
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Teeth or other food problem

Can't really see anything, unless it's hampering it's breathing or eating, I would leave it alone. I had dislodged a whole crayfish from mine some time ago.. Absolute nightmare... Yes, really hard to see in pics. Definitely not hampering breathing, making eating a little difficult but still just ma...
by TrevorA
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Teeth or other food problem
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Teeth or other food problem

I've had My Fahaka a few weeks now and he's eating well now, but will only eat worms or mussels, although the last couple of days the odd snail I've been putting in seems to be disappearing, hopefully being eaten, but I never see him do it. However yesterday he dived on his muscle, which he takes fr...