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Old 02-26-2016, 12:45 AM   #331
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The bottom and top layers that Bri is talking about are very thin. The middle layer of mixed solution is pretty large. When I had my SW tank setup I used an aqualifter to dose/topoff and I kept the line going into the bucket about 3" off the bottom of the bucket to keep from sucking up any of the precipitate.

You need to make sure you monitor you pH if you decide to go this route it can cause a pH drop if you aren't careful. Once you have it balanced and using it for topoff via a float switch you are good to go.
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I've finally decided on a final stock for this tank!!!

1x Ornate Leopard Wrasse (already have)
1x Fathead Anthias (already have)
1x Black Cap Basslett
1x Helfrichi fire fish
2x Flame Wrasse (M/F pair)



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I've finally decided on a final stock for this tank!!!

1x Ornate Leopard Wrasse (already have)
1x Fathead Anthias (already have)
1x Black Cap Basslett
1x Helfrichi fire fish
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Sounds like a very nice stock indeed! The black cap will be a very cool choice. I know you loved your royal gramma.
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Sounds like a very nice stock indeed! The black cap will be a very cool choice. I know you loved your royal gramma.

Yeah I'm not 100% on the black cap. I may just get another Royal gramma instead but idk. I need to make a top for the tank as the fire fish and flame wrasses are jumpers


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Great selection! I love the pictures of the helfrichi firefish but when I've seen them in person at the store they don't look nearly as colorful/everything looks muted or pale. Is this just stress and they color up or are some of the photos edited??

As far as wrasses, I love your ornate leopard. Would it have any problems with a possum wrasse? What about other wrasses like the fairies or flashers? I think they are all peaceful but wasn't sure how they would be towards other wrasses/if they would all want to occupy the same part of the tank.


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Great selection! I love the pictures of the helfrichi firefish but when I've seen them in person at the store they don't look nearly as colorful/everything looks muted or pale. Is this just stress and they color up or are some of the photos edited??

As far as wrasses, I love your ornate leopard. Would it have any problems with a possum wrasse? What about other wrasses like the fairies or flashers? I think they are all peaceful but wasn't sure how they would be towards other wrasses/if they would all want to occupy the same part of the tank.


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Probably just stress. They look really good when acclimated.

As far as leopards with other wrasses they usually do ok but you can always get that one that's a butt head.


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Well came home with a beautiful mccoskers wrasse yesterday so that changes stocking a little lol!


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Well came home with a beautiful mccoskers wrasse yesterday so that changes stocking a little lol!


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Pics! Pics! So, what stock are you thinking now?


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Here he is! Eating really well and getting along just fine with the leopard.Click image for larger version

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I'm thinking now
1x ornate leopard wrasse
1 x mccoskers wrasse
1 x fathead anthias
1 x flame wrasse pair
1 x helfrichi Fire fish possibly (definitely not positive on this one)


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Wow! He's gorgeous!! Congrats


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