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Old 02-29-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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20g Tall Mushroom Tank!

So I have started a tank that is cycling right now for my clowns to live in for a year till I can upgrade to my 75g tank. They were just far to aggressive in my 25g and well I love them and cant just take them back to the fish store. So I set up a simple 20g tall for them to live in.

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The tank is currently cycling, its going very quick. My test already show my Ammonia going down to .25, my Nitrite is at 5.0+, and my nitrates are 20ppm. The tank has been cycling about a week. It has 30lbs of Marco rock and about 2lbs of live rock I put in from my other tank to help with bacteria growth.

My plans for the tank are to have my pair of clowns in the tank and some inverts. I want to have a mushroom tank like I said so I am going to get mushrooms from my LFS they sell rocks with mushrooms and single mushooms. I think im going to mainly have the Ricordea mushrooms my LFS sells them for 5-7$ each they have greens, oranges, blues, reds so the tank should look nice. I love mushrooms but my flow in my reef tank is just to strong they are always shriveled up so im going to have a tank just for mushrooms. I think I have about 10 or so in my current tank well I did but I only see like 1 now haha...
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Probably a better idea for the 20, I just feel clowns should have an anemone, tank-raised or otherwise, it's their natural setting. Good luck either way!
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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They don't need one however. They will find something or an area to host and act perfectly natural. My clowns have been without a nem for over 3 years and are spawning and perfectly healthy.
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I'm sure I given the choice they would prefer to have one!
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #5
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True. If I put a nem in my tank I'm sure they'd host. IMO though his tank isn't ready for a nem and some people just don't want one. Just letting him know they'll be fine without one.
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Yeah, they should definitely wait awhile, if they truly want one.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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i have no desire for a nem anymore, There are lots of people who keep clowns without a nem and mine have been without one for months are are happy. they are tank raised and as far as I know havent ever even seen a nem before haha. But im sure they would like one, however its just not something I am able to do at this time.
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There is absolutely zero proven need for an anemone with clowns. For any reason including breeding. Mushrooms, zoas, most softies and some LPS would be good choices for a new tank IME.
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Anemones have an undetermined lifespan in the ocean. 30 years is probable, and researchers speculate it could even be a hundred years. My wild caught true percula clowns are happy to host a frogspawn.
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Anemones have an undetermined lifespan in the ocean. 30 years is probable, and researchers speculate it could even be a hundred years. My wild caught true percula clowns are happy to host a frogspawn.
I agree. My clowns ignored my anenome and instead host corals in the tank. There is no guarantee.
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