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Old 03-27-2005, 10:18 AM   #11
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Thanks for the advice, so what would be a good cleaning crew with my current fish?

btw, the Mandarin Dragonette didn't make it. This morning, he was barely moving flipping on his back, I went ahead and disposed of him, which is sad, because he was one of my favorites. I know that species is hard to keep, but he was great for the past 6-7 months.

Also, would him being in his condition cause my Ammonia to spike? My Nitrites are at 0, but my Ammonia is between 1-2, which normally is at 0. It was like this last night and this morning.

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If he wasn't actually decaying then probably not. The best cleanup crew for your tank is probably yourself 8O
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Old 03-27-2005, 05:50 PM   #13
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Would his trigger eat an Anemone
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:38 PM   #14
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While the trigger may not go for a stinging anemone (such as a carpet anemone), I would not risk it. Triggers are NOT reef safe and should not be housed with any inverts or anemones. You need to find and correct the source of your declining water parameters before considering adding anything else. Are you missing anything else?
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Well, here's the deal. My mother and I bought this tank for my father for a Christmas gift (2003). He didn't do the best of job of upkeep on the tank and it looked terrible last October. Since I live next door to them, I took over.

The tank's base was CC and the water was very green/yellow. Every weekend for several months I did a 50% water change, but within 2 days the water would be green again. The PH/Ammonia/Nitrite levels were always fine, but the Nitrate and Phosphate were a little high. I came to the conclusion that the CC was the culprit.

Two and a half weeks ago I decided to switch to a LS base. I put all the fish in a holding-tank (Rubbermaid baby!) and drained the tank, removed the CC. I left the water that was in the Canister filter as is, didn't clean it. I added 40lbs LS and 10lbs of cleaned play sand purchased from my LFS. I also added two 3lb LRs. Filled the tank and let it sit for about 6 hours. After checking the levels, everything was perfect, so I re-introduced the fish. I also added a skimmer.

I think my Mandarian Dragonette died to due being attacked and starvation because I didn't see him eating as much as he did when I had CC. Feeding habits are identical.

I also think the rise in Ammonia is a mini-cycle. It did this after about the 3rd day of the new LS base. As of yesterday evening (Sunday), here are my levels:

PH 8.3
Ammonia 1
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 5
Phosphate 0

If the ammonia isn't back to 0 by this evening, I'll do a 20% water change.
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i would stay away from annemone since i havent heard anything good about them and personally had them die because of bad handling before i got it.
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