Aquabiomics

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Anybody here ever try a aquabiomics test? Basically to test for fish/coral parasites.
Im kind of paranoid since this is probably my 2nd or 3rd time in the past 2 years that I've had to go fallow and qt everything. This hobby is stressful and its crazy how many people I see get away with just buying fish/coral into there tank like nothing while I'm over here trying to qt everything and still fail.

I want to get the test to be sure but man it is expensive but I dont see any other clear way of being sure I am done with the fallow period and my fish are disease free.

also was wondering who qt's all there stuff here?
 
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I had the test done to check my diversity. It did show I had vibrio fortis which they mentioned to be somewhat common within the testing pool. If you have certain damsels, pipefish or seahorses, that would be the only issue, all other fish seem unaffected by it. I only buy QT'd fish, especially with an established tank full of fish, it doesn't pay to not QT. All corals are dipped and inspected before they hit the DT. I'm rebooting my main DT, so I'll have a dedicated QT for all things going into the tank, as I'll have all acropora and clams. I think having an observation tank on hand to check things out before they enter is a good idea. That way it gives you time to catch anything you missed and a way to deal with it before it hits your DT.
 
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The more people do this test, the more info we'll have on baseline bacteria in our tanks. Also, knowing what's currently going on in your tank when the sample was taken really benefits the pool. It's about building a knowledge base and hopefully in the future we can culture these beneficial bacteria as a starter kit, which will reduce the cycle times and maturity of our tanks.
 

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The more people do this test, the more info we'll have on baseline bacteria in our tanks. Also, knowing what's currently going on in your tank when the sample was taken really benefits the pool. It's about building a knowledge base and hopefully in the future we can culture these beneficial bacteria as a starter kit, which will reduce the cycle times and maturity of our tanks.
I straddle the fence on wanting to support/adding to the pool, but also wishing they offered the service at a lower cost until they build up the data.
 
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I straddle the fence on wanting to support/adding to the pool, but also wishing they offered the service at a lower cost until they build up the data.
Yeah, it's not cheap. But what in this hobby is cheap? Especially when people charge per polyp for zoathus, it's mind boggling, but that's a reef beef for a later date. ;)
 

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Yeah, it's not cheap. But what in this hobby is cheap? Especially when people charge per polyp for zoathus, it's mind boggling, but that's a reef beef for a later date. ;)
I get that, but I’m the exchange of a rare polyp/coral, you get that coral. Here we don’t get verified info. If it’s beta, we should pay beta.
 

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