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Postby KirTracid » Mon 16 Mar, 2009 9:01 pm

1 baby hermit is definitely still alive, yay! and I found a new home for my acro crab, well many homes to chose from, plus 2 more acro crabs. So I have 3 now and they're just so cool.

RTN seemed to stop as quickly as it started. Think there was some die off in the rock and sandbed. Possible contamination from my rottweiler drinking the water soaking the recycled dead sand (of course with a huge live sand seed) I just don't think I had enough water volume of their own established water. It probably would've been more like a 60% change opposed to a 30%, but we learn fromn our mistakes and I'm back in the game. Was lucky enough the boyfriend was in a good enough mood to let him take his car to do the rounds on the weekend. Went to reeflections and scared 3 acros and a decent sized acan for $60, so couldn't complain there. I then proceded to seca to get a poci looking acro (although I don't know what it is) and another nice white that was white purple, but is browning temporarily as I'm scared as after my RTN incident. My params were spot on so was weird.
Coral goby is happily eating and I lost my firefish to jumping. Amazing leap I had the tank only half filled as I'm QTing the fish as I stupidly let my boyfriend add that blue tang months ao. Now is the time to treat. Gave my Chromis away to some lovely forum members so I know they'll have a good home. They really just weren't the look I was looking for.
Pretty much decided on the design of the new tank & I'm probably going thru reeflections to get it built just as their quote is really good and they can understand just how simple what I want really is. I may just go 8x2x2 but I'm worried about moving it as I'm in a rental property, but I'm sure a bunch of Masov members would offer their muscles for frags and booze =)

SHUT UP KIRSTY AND SHOW US PICTURES.... Now, that was a bit harsh (but I know you were all thinking it)


My candycane acan courtesy of Caio, he's a good man, go and buy from him at ausfrags, that;'s where I buy my frag plugs and he's a real standup guy. Drool guys, and it's not even open properly yet =)
You can sorta see a couple of others in my collection in the background. Can't wait till they start opening as big as usual. Starting to get quite a collection and I've fragged em all other than the new ones.

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Can't remember the name of this but it starts with H. It likes to digest anything that touches it. Sorta looks like a monti. Purple with green polyps.

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Homeless acro crab, sad before I rented him some new property. Now he can enjoy wowing the ladies in his choices of bachelor pads =) I tried to pair him up with my other one, they appear to be same species but they started fighting fo he had to be captured again.

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White/pinky acro I got for like $22 in the bargain big (same as one of the acans in the can photo to the top right) Interesting to see what colour they go.

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Acro that looks sorta like a Pocci. Great polyp extention. I killed a bit as it was incredibly hard to aquakneadit (used most of container) hence the white bits. I'm guessing it'l come back though as it seems so healthy.



I lso got 2 small green acros outta the cheapo bin, both with acro crab, both very healthy, one already displaying full polyp extension.


did decide to take photos of em cuz me all know you guys are suckers for photos....


New green acan frag. Dunno what this one is gonna look like but it seems pretty cool....

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New green colony
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Thriving green colony (different one)

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Big ugly piece of monti. Supposed to be reddish but it's brown as. Under actinics hence why it's blue it doesn't really look this good. Only been in the tnjk a couple days though so hoping it'll colour up....

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Just to make the acan heads jealous.... Under actinics


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That's all for now. Patiently waiting for my goodies from Beb @ AGA to arrive.....
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Postby KirTracid » Wed 18 Mar, 2009 1:48 pm

Got my goodies yesterday am in love with the vortech, yet still can't wait to upgrade to the mp40, but it just wasn't within my budget at the moment when I could get the mp20 for $360 and upgradfe in future with the big tank. I think it would probably be a bit of overkill to my already fragile sps. RTN seems to have stopped. Lost a fair lot of pretty things though in the process. Just too many stressed acros in one small environment & they all just start shedding their skin. Seeing polyp extension on the newies (especially the little green one) Would still like to see more from the purple one.
All fish are in QT, about to buy some more on Friday and treat all of them for ich before they move into the new tank. I'm not 100% sure if this is how I'm going to tackle it, I still need to do some more reading on how bad copper is for our litle finned friends. I'm just sick of watching the blue tang get white spot, over & over again.
Or should I pull her out, treat her & see if anyone else shows symptoms? I've never seen ich on another one of my fish, just the blue tang (mustn't have QTed enough) and the move just brought it out in her. She had white spots on her eyes, which was horrible to watch.
What do eople think? At least I've got a proper hospital set up now as opposed to large plastic containers.
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Postby KirTracid » Thu 19 Mar, 2009 12:36 pm

[censored]???? looks like a dememnted feather duster, and acts like one too, except it's inmy acro. Any ideas???


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Postby Namn8r » Thu 19 Mar, 2009 1:10 pm

You might be onto a winner with that pinky ed acro there Kir! Looks like it might be a nice red acro! ;)
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Postby coral1 » Thu 19 Mar, 2009 1:14 pm

Love the pink acro
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Postby KirTracid » Thu 19 Mar, 2009 8:48 pm

I reckon you're right nam, it was white wjen I got it on death's doorstep but saw a hint of pink at the tips, it's colouring up pretty quivkly, will be good to see the way it goes.
I'm not going to frag stuff until they're really settled now with the new tank and all. After all the dead acros I've seen in the last week (all of which I'd fragged too early, or were frags themselves) then there will be lots to share. Have big plans for the big tank so hopefully will have a nice collection to go in there & some happy frags to stay in here =)
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Postby pazz » Fri 20 Mar, 2009 5:23 pm

nice new frag there kirsty , instead of buying frag plugs why dont you use small pieces of live rock much cheaper and you get a lot more for your money ..
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Postby KirTracid » Fri 20 Mar, 2009 6:27 pm

Used to use bits of live rock, but the snails kept knocking em into each other. So I had this ingenius idea to use bits of dead acro, glued to the bottom to keep em in place, but it took up too much room. I've got heaps of homemade rock rubble, just I only use it my zoas and morphs and such.
I like my frag plugs. I have like 150 of them so may as well use em, bought em in bulk and intending on drilling holes through the rock in my next setup to stick em in. I'm growing alot of things for the new setup...



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Bought some friends of the finner variety, the tank was just too bare without my beloved Gramma, Wrasse and firefish.


Have a pair of mandarins, gotta look up exactly what type, they're pretty much going to be the sole occupants of the frag tank. I think there should be ample live food to keep them happy. I've done alot of reading and I think I'm ready to try and keep one. Two is ambitious, but I couldn't pass up a mated pair. I think I even saw the male take in some cyclopeeze =)

Got a coral Beauty as well, who's in QT.
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Postby pazz » Fri 20 Mar, 2009 9:58 pm

when will you have pics then , you might find the coral beauty is not so friendly to coral .
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Postby KirTracid » Fri 20 Mar, 2009 10:25 pm

Ya don't needa tell me that Jai, it's a baby, tiniest one I've seen, when I clean the front glass I'll take a photo. Got some crappy photos of the mandarin, but hoping they'll be hiding less tomorrow. I think I'd be embarrassed posting what I had now =)
Hoping that because it's so tiny it won't have developed a taste. I Wouldn't mind starting a FOWLR. After I finished my QT. They're all having a copper treatment as the blue tang has ich and I need it out before we move to the new system.
After that, gonna leave him with some tasty treats (eg. corals) and see what he does. If he eats them, he'll be moved on. I hope to get a coral and a flame angel in a tank without coral nipping. That's my mission.
I think I'm definitely gonna need to stay with the 8 foot (providing I can fit it) with all the fishies I want =)

btw, the vortech is really awesome, I want moreeeeeeee.
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Postby coral1 » Sat 21 Mar, 2009 7:06 am

ive had my coral beauty for over four years never touched corals but can be a bully to newcomers
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Postby KirTracid » Sat 21 Mar, 2009 4:56 pm

That's why he's the last person to enter my QT. I wanna try and intro him and a small flame angel eventually to the big tank, keep em in seperate QTs, make sure mine doesn't have a taste for acros/acans/zoas. If it eats anything else, well it just wasn't meant to be in the tank in the first place =P
I'm hoping to find a good one. Some people get lucky, mine is the tiniest one I've ever found (hence why I bought it, attempting to get the tiniest dwarf angels I can and get them eating nicer things than my acans) It's all a bit of trial and error, but if I can get it to work it will be a pretty sight. If not, I want a FOWLR or he can be swapped.
The Mandarin couple are lovely, sooooooo cute, but still a bit shy. Both seen actively hunting around for food. Suppose it's really good that this tank is a display/frag tank so there's abit of rock in there. Hoping to get them on cyclopeeze, but I'm not expecting eny wonders. I put them straight into the frag/display as I know they can't be treated with copper and I figured they would fair better in a tank with a population of live food. Thinking I need some fresh live rock from the shop also this week, try and introduce some more stuff to the fuge. Need some more macro too, just to ensure my pod population is booming.

Couldn't get a good pic of the pair of em together, but they're definitely a happy little couple, that's all I'll say, minute they were reintroduced (not that their bags were far from each other anyway) they were together, they've made their love nest in a big dead coral skeleton. Very entertaining.... Mandarins have been the reason why I started marine keeping, and after all the research I think I'm ready. I probably shouldn't have gotten two, but they were a mater pair and the female was just gorgeous. So tiny =)

Here's some pics...

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Can't quite get the colour of these right, they're blue centre, various shades of green (mainly dark) on the outside.

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Pink one is finally fluffing up, still really tiny though compared to my other guys.
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Postby Xebadir » Sat 21 Mar, 2009 5:19 pm

Very Cute Kirsty, lookin good. Hope you can get the cyclopeze to work for them.
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Postby KirTracid » Sat 21 Mar, 2009 7:20 pm

The male was having a go at what I assume was cyclopeeze on the substrate (or lack thereof) they're actively picking. I think keeping them as the cole fish will be the important factor. Even though it's a 3x2 , I think I'm still pushing the boundaries of keepng these fish. I think ity's very helpful though that I don't have a full on frag tank, that it's more of a "in between the little tank and the new big tank" sorta tank still with heaps of liverock.
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Postby KirTracid » Mon 23 Mar, 2009 11:26 am

It's offical, the mandarins are happy in the display and the dwarf angelfish died in QT =( Makes me wanna give up on a QT thing. but I'm not gonna, fortunately it's the only fish I've lost in QT, but I only had it 3 days. It was a complete baby and I think a combo of stress, not eating at the shop, no display to pig out on instead. He was probably a coral eater. He didn't want to eat anything I'd give him. Tis surprising, when the Mandarin's are sampling brine eyes (definitely) cyclopeeze (highly possibly but hard to tell) Brine soaked in garlic guard. Seems to get them a bit more interested, as I notice with all my fish, although they're still not eager to taste them. I want to try them with some of those fish eggs. Where around templestowe, or even mildly close would I be able to find some? All the sushi shops I have in my head aren't laa dii daa enough to sell em (although they should be).
I reckon they'd go spazz for fish eggs... Just a feeling I have after watching the male go spazz for brine eyes. He's a big fat boy and I'd like to get him particuarly on something other than pods (although people find females eat easier) as I wanna keep him as round as he is now. The fauna in my tank can support them currently (as everything was just moved from the display 5 steps away) No detactable cycle, but there obviously was some judging all the frags that RTNed. Seems over with now though.
With the mandarins, my plan is to attempt to get them eating. If I can't do it in their own display I'll put them in a breeders net and get them eating. Just seeing what dent they put in the pod population first,
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Postby pazz » Mon 23 Mar, 2009 1:22 pm

hey kirsty is the blue green acan from coral mania , looks alot like the one i just got
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Postby KirTracid » Mon 23 Mar, 2009 1:54 pm

lol, yup Jai it is. Good work. =) I think I've got all their stuff now. Well good stuff anyway =) Got the green & red candycane from Caio @ Aus Frags though, which definitely deserves a mention. We just don't get stuff like that locally, or maybe I'm just always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Sounds like you've been looking where I've been looking =) I wanna get that orange/peachy one from coralmania then I think I'm about done till someone pulls out something else cool =)
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Postby KirTracid » Wed 25 Mar, 2009 12:06 am

How cute is this? So I do my little fishy check before bed and notice my male mandarin in the weir asleep. He'd lost all his colour (as they do) but I gave him a little tap with a toothbrush (only used for fish tank, don't worry) and he was definitely alright. Not too happy to be woken up I don't think though. Maybe he and Amanda are fighting? hehe..
I got pics but they're crap so not even worth uploading. Even with return turned right down it was still pretty wavy. You can make it out, but it's crap compared to most photos I take.
Was pretty funny though. I ended up getting him out with the tea strainer (also, fish tank only). He was pretty reluctant to leave actually. Not really sure how he even got in considering he's not much of a jumper.
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Postby pazz » Wed 25 Mar, 2009 6:30 pm

KirTracid wrote:lol, yup Jai it is. Good work. =) I think I've got all their stuff now. Well good stuff anyway =) Got the green & red candycane from Caio @ Aus Frags though, which definitely deserves a mention. We just don't get stuff like that locally, or maybe I'm just always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Sounds like you've been looking where I've been looking =) I wanna get that orange/peachy one from coralmania then I think I'm about done till someone pulls out something else cool =)

true about not getting the good stuff , that apricot green one is awesome got that one to , will be getting the candycane to , i can get some from WA so will get the guy to pm you some pics if you like , have to wait on that rainbow one from bryce ....
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Postby KirTracid » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 9:00 am

I know, I got real lucky with my timing of that rainbow, I must say =) It's pretty cool. Just wish it would hurry up and grow. Would be good to see what this bloke in WA can get, definitely.

The more acans the better I reckon. Hopefully going out for a bit of a look this arvo or tomorrow morn.... Getting really picky though with the limited space though.
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Postby KirTracid » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 10:38 pm

I need a new water source, mnost definitely. I knew my sps had browned out since I moved here. but hadn't noticed just how much until I looked at some old photos. My po4 test is crap, but I can guess it's really high since I started visiting a certain LFS. My aim at the moment has gotta just be working out this water crap. I really need to be able to make my own RO. It's hard to trust any shops at the moment. grrrrrrr.
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Postby Xebadir » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 10:51 pm

Kirst we worked out the RO is about 0.025 or thereabouts phosphate...so its really quite bad.

I think im gonna have to make a water run as wl.
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Postby KirTracid » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 11:09 pm

doesn't surprise me, and with your smaller system it would be really apparent. I can tell in my 300 litres, it's becoming quite apparent now since I moved house. I just couldn't quite work out why some sps has just browned out. Now I know exactly why. Grrrr. Stupid shops. I definbitely need to make my own soon.
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Postby StripestheEel » Thu 26 Mar, 2009 11:37 pm

Nice cans, I mean acans.

Some nice specimens there.
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Postby KirTracid » Fri 27 Mar, 2009 3:43 pm

hehe =) thanks Matt...

Added another "can" to the collection today. orange and green. I just can't resist. Seeing as my po4 is keeping me away from acros at the moment, I needed to focus my attention elsewhere.

Haven't seen Amanda "the mandarin" since the night I pulled Adrian out of the weir. I have a sneaking suspicion she's in the sump as she was so tiny she would've easily gone down the standpipe. It's a shame though that my sump is a massive black container full of live rock, so finding her is going to pose some difficulty. There seemed to be way more pods than usual on the front glass of the display. Maybe they were running away from a certain mandarin, hence why they ended up there? I dunno, just wayyyyy more than usual.
I dunno, she was small when I got her, but not skinny, and she is more of a pig than Adrian (the other mandarin) so I just don't think she's dead. No unusual behaviour. They do follow each other at night so I'd imagine she would've followed him into the weir. If that's where he got she would've definitely been swept away (straight down the standpipe) Had pulled everything out looking for her right away, no body and there's no way the bristleworms could eat her in 20 minutes. Hoping to find her soon, although I imagine it's going to take awhile as she's normally down the bottom.
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Postby KirTracid » Sat 28 Mar, 2009 11:32 am

There also seem to be small bugs eating my acro. :furious: :furious: :furious: It all started after another reefer gave me a half bleached frag and asked me to try and save it. It was bleached from bottom up, which I'm not used to dealing with. Well, 3 weeks later and all theacro frags on shelf 1 & 2 are cleaching in a similar fashion. I just couldn't work it out as I'd never had this problem in any of my other tanks, until I moved this frag in. Last night I decided to go looking after lights out and I could see these tiny, weenie little white bugs moving about the infected frags.
At least now it's making more sense. I've just never dealt with anything like this before. Normally, stn or rtn is everywhere, not in isolated little places along the bottom of the frag. I couldn't understand why a frag would be normal one day, half it's skin gone the next morning, yet still have great polyp extension in the unaffected areas.
So I can't exactly ID these things. They're not flatforms, they're almost like a tiny nudibranch looking thing. If only I had a microscope, eh?

The moral of this story is trust very few people, even if they are members of this board for longer than you have been. I had a healthy, thriving tank until I had these bugs (and changed my water supplier. grrrrrr)

To the person who gave me this thing, hope the frags I gave you have been eaten by now. muhahahaha I did think it was weird that you just didn't have any acros.... Now I know why. :furious: :furious: :furious:

I honestly think it's pretty low to just try and trade off your affected frags to someone else. Idiot, they'll still be breeding in your tank.

So I ordered some coral cure (which I'd read in a few threads seemed to work) and going to dip them when it arrives. Until then, there's nothing I can do but hope they stay on the rack (although the bottom of one of my big colonies has started in the last couple of days.)

Honestly, I'm now going to QT any coral that I buy or trade (well sps anyway, but that was all I had mostly, before all these problems.) At least this has happened now to frags, opposed to actual established colonies.

Hopefully the coral cure gets here before they make it to the top rack. This was how I actually realised. Found it strange that it was only happening to the acros on the lower shelves, next to the original infected one, then it started moving along.
I'm just glad I haven't traded anything since this thing was introduced, so at least I know I'm not spreading it around (like some other idiots want to.)
-Kirsty

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Postby pebbles » Sat 28 Mar, 2009 11:43 am

Sorry to hear about this Kirrsty. Don't know if these are the type of nudis you're talking about? :o

viewtopic.php?t=108117&highlight=acro+eating+nudibranch

good luck sorting it out. A local reefer lost an established acro tank to AEFW and now quarantines everything going into his new set up ;) That may end up being your only option I'm afraid.

edit: I should add sometimes these pests are only attracted to one or two colonies in a tank, leaving the rest alone???


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Postby KirTracid » Sat 28 Mar, 2009 12:28 pm

Yup, I reckon they're my guys. Unfortunately they're sooooo tiny though so it's hard to actually tell specifically. Obviously what I'm seeing are babies. :furious: :furious: :furious:
I have a new tank planned so it's not too horrible. I would've moved em, but recently converted my spare tank into a hospital tank, full of lovely copper.
Then, my stupid power compacts for the nano completely died, but Fortunately Andries is going to replace it & has now renewed my faith in Guppys (which alot of MASOV members knew I had a big beef from lack of customer service over some light brackets.) So they got some more of my money on the weekend for new tests as I'd previously vowed to not buy anything after the light bracket incident.

Luckily I've got a new system planned. Just a little unsure of what to do in the meantime. Tis just sad as I've already lost some gorgeous frags from interstate (why is it they like the pretty ones an leave the ugly ones?) I've had po4 issues lately, (store bought water) so HEAPS of stuff has browned pretty bad, but I know they can so easily be brought back with better conditions, especially now I've figured out where it was coming from (at first I was just putting it down to too many tank moves, now I know it's shop water) but now, I'm just at a loss for what to do. Just hope my coral cure arrives soon and actually works I hope. I've been reading a bit and garlic and potassium pohgfhdgs (can't spell it so won't try) seems to work. Just really annoyed at the whole thing. As it is, I can't afford to buy corals, let alone lose half of what I have (which has progressively happened)
They saved on certain colonies, now a couple weeks on they've moved a bit. I'm just hoping to keep them off the top shelf (where my favourites live).
Gonna keep doing that, get the nano light fixed and then dip the remaining unaffected and put em in the nano.
-Kirsty

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Postby tmd77 » Sat 28 Mar, 2009 12:54 pm

StripestheEel wrote:Nice cans, I mean acans.

Some nice specimens there.


sorry i missed this, matt actually complimented something other than sps :o :o :o

looking good kirsty :thumbsup: however sad to hear about your problems with acros, can be seriosuly frustrating this hobby sometimes
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Postby KirTracid » Sat 28 Mar, 2009 4:49 pm

hehe, I'm an sps girly myself, but just can't resist a purdy acan I must admit. I dunno Trent, but I reckon Matt had just been desperate to say "nice cans" to someone who's not male =P
I definitely understand frustrating. I think I've had more of frustrating in the short time in this hobby than most have in a couple of years. I really thought my luck couldn't have gotten any worse, but of course it did, broken tank obviously wasn't enough.... yay
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