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Old 01/10/2008, 04:01 PM   #1
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Rbta Ft/fs

Looking to trade a large (1.5x's my open hand) RBTA for a much smaller RBTA/GBTA or Carpet to keep my Maroon Clown happy. Getting too big for my 75gal and stinging other coral. FYI- it's been kept under PC lighting for 2 years.

Would consider selling for $45 if no trade offers.

Pics upon request to an email address.

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Old 01/10/2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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Just cut it in half. I just cut mine about a month ago and gave 1 to my uncle. My half is looking very good and expanded, stretching for light. My uncle's crawled behind his rocks and sticks a few tenticles out (he's got a giant gigantea carpet a few inches from it, they're not getting along).
It looked like I killed it the first few days, but now it's bigger than ever, and I'm thinking of doing it again. If you cut it, make sure it's mouth is cut in half - right down the middle. It's messy, and after I did it i figured I just killed it (I was a little rough with it). But I didn't. They say cutting them is a gamble, but I needed to try to calm it down - It kept walking over my corals, so it needed a "spanking". I've been feeding it silversides everyday for the past 2 weeks.

p.s. Thanks for the rock. pm me you're email address again and I'll send you a pic of my RBT (in a 29 gal)after 3 weeks of cutting (it's already 6-8 inches from 10-12) and a pic of it in my 75 before I cut it (9 months ago).

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Old 01/10/2008, 07:53 PM   #3
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Very easy to do. Take a clean razor blade or scalpel & start at the mouth & cut straight out. Then go back to the mouth & cut the other side. Don't worry, it'll look like it's guts are coming out. It should close the open ends within 30 minutes.

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Old 01/10/2008, 11:27 PM   #4
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My RBTA is hiding towards my back wall and I have no idea how to bring it out front.. I tried shading it .. didnt work and now someone suggested to direct the koralias towards him. I dont know if that will work either.

Delivery hospital bill - 11,000.00
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:51 PM   #5
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It will move when made uncomfortabnle. Directing your powerheads at it is a good idea.

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Old 01/11/2008, 05:57 AM   #6
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I'll take it for the cash. Lmk, I'm available before football tomorrow.

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