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Old 06-26-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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Morning everyone, seems that yesterday my clowns decided to host a rather large clump of hair algae lol is this an ok thing?? I was goin to get a cleaning crew this coming week to try and get rid of it, but would that be detrimental to the fish, when I was ready I wanted to get an anemone but I just finished my cycle a week ago
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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This made me laugh lol my clowns host the upper right corner of my tank. I would still get a CUC. If the clowns don't want them cleaning the hair algae, they'll let the crabs and snails know.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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Here's a pic of it lol, I think i need to read up on clowns and their behavior they're interesting. So the cuc is a good idea you think?? What exactly should I get? And how long should I wait to get an anemone?
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:23 AM   #4
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Ps I currently have one emerald crab but he doesn't make a huge impact on the tank
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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Have you tested your water for nitrates and phosphates? Do you use tap water or ro/di water? I'd wanna try to get rid of the algae the natural way.

Second. Youre water has to be pristine and your lights have to be uber bright to keep an anenome. They usually don't do well in recently established tanks. Give it like 9 months and if you still want one if your lights are good maybe you can try it.

Clowns willhost anything as you can see, they dont NEED a nem to host. They can host clay pots, corals and just about anything. It's always hit or miss with them even hosting anything.

My misbars dont host anything and my b&w's dont either. They used to host an elegance cortal but it had to be removed since they almost killed it. LOL
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thats funny their hosting algae lol
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I think mine are hosting sand right now. They wont leave the spot and they keep rubbing into it. lol
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LMAO! mine have the corner with a room mate of a chromis!
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Have you tested your water for nitrates and phosphates? Do you use tap water or ro/di water? I'd wanna try to get rid of the algae the natural way.

Second. Youre water has to be pristine and your lights have to be uber bright to keep an anenome. They usually don't do well in recently established tanks. Give it like 9 months and if you still want one if your lights are good maybe you can try it.

Clowns willhost anything as you can see, they dont NEED a nem to host. They can host clay pots, corals and just about anything. It's always hit or miss with them even hosting anything.

My misbars dont host anything and my b&w's dont either. They used to host an elegance cortal but it had to be removed since they almost killed it. LOL
These little guys are crazy ! Thanks for your input, I've been using lfs ro and have found that it has pretty high tds like 25 and I kno ro can be seen as low as 2 so I'm retro fitting the bathroom sink in my apartment to run my Kent maxxima while I'm at work so I won't have to buy it and 2nd so I can have the best water I can get
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:49 PM   #10
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And as for lighting an anemone I don't know if I'll be able to I have a 2 dual 96 watt pc light fixt is that enough and it's not can anyone suggest a fixture I could use
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