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Old 02-05-2005, 03:34 PM   #11
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I have finally decided to not use a HOB filter. But I don't know if the SeaClone 100 can sucessfully clean the tank. If it can't, van anyone tell me any good brands of protein skimmers.
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:55 PM   #12
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On the internet I found these:
Kent Marine Brand:
Calcium Only needed with scleractinians or coralline growth - otherwise water changes
Iodine Not needed - water changes
Coral Accel not needed unless keeping suspention/filter feeders
Micro Vert not needed unless keeping suspention/filter feeders
Reef Vital snake oil
Coral Vite Not needed - handled by water changes
ChromaMax Not needed - handled by water changes
Iron Not needed unless heavy macro algae growth is desired
Strontium and Molybdenum Not needed - handled by water changes
Lugol’s Solution Not needed - handled by water changes
Other Brands:
Selcon Great additive to foods. Use at least weekly
Garlic Extreme Good antioxidant. Use weekly added to foods.
Bio-Safe only needed with using tap water. Non aloe products are prefered
Instant Ocean: Reef Crystals No comment
Bio-Plankton If from Liquid Life, it is an excellent product. Use weekly.
Marine Essential Elements Not needed - handled by water changes
The descriptions on the internet said they are vital for reef tank. But I don't really know if all of them are so please tell me.
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Old 02-06-2005, 04:59 PM   #13
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I don't know if any of these are filter feeders but I should have provided the list first. Well these are the corals I intend to keep:
Star Burst Polyp
Green Striped Mushroom
Carnation Tree Coral
~Anemone~
1 Rose Bulb Anemone
1 Sebae Anemone
a friend told me they can live happily on VHO lighting.I had alot of other corals I liked but they are not good with VHO and need MH.
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:12 AM   #14
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I don't know if any of these are filter feeders but I should have provided the list first. Well these are the corals I intend to keep:
Star Burst Polyp
Green Striped Mushroom
Carnation Tree Coral
~Anemone~
1 Rose Bulb Anemone
1 Sebae Anemone
The only one in that list that might benefit directly would be the Carnation and that would depend on if it's a Dendronephthya sp. or Nephthea sp. The Dendronephthya is not photosynthetic and requires heavy feedings. They often do very poorly in captive care and the aquarium water quality usualy suffers due to their food needs.

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a friend told me they can live happily on VHO lighting.I had alot of other corals I liked but they are not good with VHO and need MH.
Your friend was correct. There are many types of soft, LPS and a few species of SPS that will do quite well under VHO lighting.

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Old 02-08-2005, 12:33 AM   #15
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Here is my updated list
~:CORAL:~
Star Burst Polyp
Green Striped Mushroom
Colony Polyp
Waving Hand Polyp
Ricordea Mushroom
Bullseye Mushroom
Green Star Polyp
Anemones are the same.I removed some because of their difficulty.
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Also do you know any good brands of protein skimmer?
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Here is my updated list
~:CORAL:~
Star Burst Polyp
Green Striped Mushroom
Colony Polyp
Waving Hand Polyp
Ricordea Mushroom
Bullseye Mushroom
Green Star Polyp
Anemones are the same.I removed some because of their difficulty.
Regular water changes are all you will need for these guys as far as elements are concerned. The food additives for the most part are a waste and will pollute the system moreso than benefiting the animals within it. I would still suggest small additions of phytoplankton once or twice a week. It helps bolster the bug population which in turn can feed the corals. Personally I prefer Liquid Lifes Bioplankton but there is also DT's, I wouldn't bother with the shelf stable stuff though.

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Also do you know any good brands of protein skimmer?
On a 24 gal tank I would opt for either a CPR BakPak II ( I have one on my 27 gal) or an Aqua C Remora, Remore Pro if you intend to upgrade in tank size some time in the future.

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bug population?
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Should I keep myskimmer on at ALL times?
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bug population?
Copipods, amphipods and the like...

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Should I keep myskimmer on at ALL times?
It's not required but it's a good idea to let it run 24/7.

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