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Day of collecting in Florida

Discussion in 'SCUBA Discussion' started by scchase, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    So I drove down to West Palm Beach today and did some collecting for the aquarium. Bought a 5 gallon bucket and a battery operated air for the trip home and will get some salt and a second bucket tomorrow to just do 100% water changes daily. The license you need is $17 for three days for out of state residents so not too bad. Also picked up a butterfly net for the actual catching for two bucks and it made it through the day but won't last much longer. Had a lot of fun and just used snorkel gear with the better spot being under one of the big bridges down there. Catching wasn't too bad and total I caught 1 French angel, 4 filefish, 5 French grunts, 2 parrotfish, a bunch of large blennies and one small red lip blenny, some arrow crabs, 2 high hats, 6 ocean surgeonfish(Acanthurus bahianus), a sharp nose puffer and some clear shrimp. Ended up keeping the angel, grunts, the small blenny, an arrow crab, 4 of the tangs and I think I still have the puffer though it was tiny and now I cant find it.
    And for a few pics of them in the bucket tonight
    Ocean surgeon (here are some adult pics: http://reefguide.org/carib/surgeonfish.html

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  2. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Day of collecting in Florida

    Looks like you had fun. We always collect stuff in the tide pools in Hawaii. Never kept anything but always wanted to. Maybe a trip to Florida would be fun for that.
     
  3. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Also found that with the equipment I had wrasses are out of the question think I need a barrier net for them
     
  4. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Day of collecting in Florida

    Yup, gotta chase them into the barrier.
     
  5. daverf

    daverf Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks for sharing this Scott. Awesome!
     
  6. jahmic

    jahmic Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Re: Day of collecting in Florida

    You found that angel! Nice man :)
     
  7. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Day of collecting in Florida

    I would live an emporer if you can find one
     
  8. Bajamike

    Bajamike Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Make sure you frag stuff so I can save your coral again!
     
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  9. asn-naso

    asn-naso Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Very cool!!
     
  10. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    +1
     
  11. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Day of collecting in Florida

    My corals will be fine lol all sticks
     
  12. xxHLTxx

    xxHLTxx Users with zero posts needing moderation to determine if they are spam bots

    ...damnit. i need to go to FL and do this. Looks fun as hell!
     
  13. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Just an update I got everyone home safe and sound. Now into quarantine for another week then I will divide everybody up for grow out till they go in their final home.
     
  14. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nicely done! I was worried that they weren't gonna like road trips.
     
  15. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

  16. ReeferMatt

    ReeferMatt Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    That is slick!
     
  17. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    How is all the live stock doing
     
  18. Shaunv

    Shaunv Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'm curious too.
     
  19. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    All but 1 of the french grunts doing well and lost that oneto aggression. Ill move some of the fish out of q mext week
     
  20. jahmic

    jahmic Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Grats! I'd say one loss makes that a pretty successful haul!
     

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