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Old 07-17-2011, 07:21 PM   #501
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I have a yellow tail damsel that thinks it is a great white.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:26 PM   #502
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I have a yellow tail damsel that thinks it is a great white.
So does mine.. thinks its the pack leader.
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If you are sensitive to coral, I would use latex gloves, rinsed first. If you are not sensitive, I prefer bare hands. We rarely let divers wear gloves anymore as the gloved hand can damage coral worse than a bare hand will. Gentle is the only way to go.

While doing some research for Carey, I came across pretty scary pics and stuff. I don't like touching fish as it is, so I will be using the latex but thank you for letting me know to rinse them, I wouldn't have thought of it. Wanted to make sure latex would be okay and not leech anything into the tank.
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So does mine.. thinks its the pack leader.

LOL you guys are funny


Well I'm tossing around the Maxima Clam, a fish (don't know which one yet - as there are alot I like), a coral (It reminds me of a red tree), a Sea Apple or a Neon Hammer.

I first have to figure out what comes first the chicken or the egg LOL, I mean I know there's an order of putting things in, like the most aggressive would be last and such. So I don't know out of the items above which comes first, once I can figure that out then I can decide the route I want to take.

Then I gotta figure out how to take care of them and feed them before I buy them. And I gotta get their food supplies and such beforehand too.... which leads to figuring out what to feed what LOL.

Don't want to buy a fish or anything and not be able to feed it. That would be bad....very very bad.
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LOL you guys are funny

Well I'm tossing around the Maxima Clam, a fish (don't know which one yet - as there are alot I like), a coral (It reminds me of a red tree), a Sea Apple or a Neon Hammer.

I first have to figure out what comes first the chicken or the egg LOL, I mean I know there's an order of putting things in, like the most aggressive would be last and such. So I don't know out of the items above which comes first, once I can figure that out then I can decide the route I want to take.

Then I gotta figure out how to take care of them and feed them before I buy them. And I gotta get their food supplies and such beforehand too.... which leads to figuring out what to feed what LOL.

Don't want to buy a fish or anything and not be able to feed it. That would be bad....very very bad.
Just about any fish u buy will eat mysis and brine shrimp... I also feed some flake everynow and again.. tangs will require seaweed.. go u the for being prepared .. oh just a question could u tell me where u bought ur dry and live rock...thanks in advance.
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LOL you guys are funny

Well I'm tossing around the Maxima Clam, a fish (don't know which one yet - as there are alot I like), a coral (It reminds me of a red tree), a Sea Apple or a Neon Hammer.

I first have to figure out what comes first the chicken or the egg LOL, I mean I know there's an order of putting things in, like the most aggressive would be last and such. So I don't know out of the items above which comes first, once I can figure that out then I can decide the route I want to take.

Then I gotta figure out how to take care of them and feed them before I buy them. And I gotta get their food supplies and such beforehand too.... which leads to figuring out what to feed what LOL.

Don't want to buy a fish or anything and not be able to feed it. That would be bad....very very bad.
Oh heads up the maxiums clams are expert care good quality water and lighting which u will have... are going to be needed.. there is some others that are nice just can't think if names.
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Oh heads up the maxiums clams are expert care good quality water and lighting which u will have... are going to be needed.. there is some others that are nice just can't think if names.

Thanks....... I hope to be able to be that "expert" one day and be able to have them. I though I read both...easy and expert. Different Profiles, or different sites.

Yeah, I worked today so as usual I checked my front door for any packages and there was none :-( then I realized. No mail...It's Sunday lol.

I got my base rock from ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Rock

Price went up, was 90 dollars for 50 pounds.

My live rock I got when I went up to Foster & Smiths to buy my "basics". I already had the tank and stand. I bought 25 pounds live from them. I plan on going up again this weekend. I'm thinking about getting another piece. Plus I gotta look at their Live stock again . They have that dang Maximum Clam just calling my name LOL. I don't plan on buying livestock yet. But when I'm there I plan on buying food stuff and any other misc stuff I may need. Hopefully I won't spend too much. I don't want to buy anything til my lights and Canister comes in.


Do I need a skimmer???? I thought I did then thought I didn't. Now I don't know. If I do can someone make some recommendations and why?

Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:55 AM   #508
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For a 75 id have a skimmer. My favorite model is the octopus bh 100 hob skimmer. I paid about $120 with shipping and only took a night to break in. It skims this much in a day
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I'd also suggest a skimmer as well. The octopus ones come very highly regarded. They make some nice hang skimmers. If you want I cna make a list up. lol
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But boy do the smell like rotten eggs when you open the lid to clean it out YUCK!!!
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