Temporary Accommodation for my Corals and Fish

Discussion in 'Urgent Help Needed' started by Quinton, 18 Jan 2010.

  1. Quinton

    Quinton Smarty-pants Newbie

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    As per my previous thread, I had to move my livestock into temporary accommodation, but sadly I discovered the hard way today that it is less than adequate (see below for the gory details).

    If anyone near-ish Newlands, Cape Town can offer a stable environment for some of my corals (and perhaps a few fish), I would be much obliged - please call 082 378 2800 urgently.

    For the record (weep!) today I lost:

    1 x Acanthurus Japonicus
    1 x Flame Angel
    1 x Sailfin Tang
    1 x Nomu Trigger
    1 x Goldie
    1 x Lawnmower Blenny
    1 x Chorris (sp?) Wrasse
    1 x Fire Shrimp

    and a few others - too distraught to remember ;-).
    Pretty sure some of my SPS will bite the dust soon too if I don't make a plan fast.

    Cause of death is probably a combination of poor temperature control, inadequate flow, and general lack of oxygen in one of my three holding tanks.
    Setting up temporary accommodation proved to be more challenging than I had hoped, partly because I have:

    1 partially built 2,5m tank which needs to be moved so that the stand can be straightened.

    1 broken 2m AquaH2O tank and stand which currently houses my sump, and chiller feed, which is difficult to replumb, but also needs to be removed.

    1 loaned 1,5m tank which needs to be evacuated ASAP

    1 very small house

    Not a lot of spare time ;-)

    A sad reefer...

    Q
     
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    Reef Maniac MASA Contributor

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    Damn... Sorry to hear of your losses. Unfortunately, I'm too far away, else I would most certainly have helped. I'm sure that the many Cape Town guys would be able to assist.

    Good luck.

    Hennie
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    sorry dude if you were in JHB i could help
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Quinton - I am not CLOSE to you, but I do have some space in my sump available - if you want me to keep some fish/corals for you? I have 2 x 1 metre tanks that act as my refugiums. I know that the tanks itself is not big enough, but, they are part of my total +-1600 litre water system..... Let me know if I can help.....
     
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    I am not 100% sure if my tank is ready for SPS though. Even though corralline algae has started to grow in my tank (I have a calcium reactor, and a reasonably good skimmer (even though it is running at halve mast at the moment - only one recirc pump is working)....
     
  7. Quinton

    Quinton Thread Starter Smarty-pants Newbie

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    Many thanks for the offer Jacques. I think I'm sorted for the moment. Have moved the most critical stuff to my old sump (which is still on a chiller, and has good flow), and will be taking the rest to Wayne on Wed.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    eish buddy hope you come right..
     
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    eish man sorry to hear about your losses:( i hope you get everything sorted and most of all i hope you dont loose anything else.i lost a goldie and a sunburst anthias and it was really sad...so i can imagine how you feeling right now.good luck buddy;)
     
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    OK Quinton - no problems then. Just remember my offer stands.
     
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