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Old 04-28-2007, 06:52 AM   #1
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Fish,Corals, and Clams

hey guys. its been awhile since i posted last. i been letting the tank mature and not adding anything. well today i bought 3 new things off line
O.Clown
Derasa Clam
Acropora Coral, Purple
i wanted the clown and clam but the girlfriend had to have the acropora.
so i guess my question is. are all these guys easy to get along with.
and what are some things i should watch out for?
any hints or helpful suggestion would be so appreciated

O by the way i cant seem to get my toad stool leather to stop growing. OMG its getting so big its takeing up so much space. i had to place it in the far cornor and dig a hole in the sand to stick the base of the staulk in so i could get some more space for the clam. my water is impeckable. PH is still a tad on the low side 8.0-8.2 right at lights out. not shure whats its in the moring. i am going to get a auto PH meter next month and see what it comes up with.
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The acro will like powerful lighting. What type of lighting do you have?
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If you still run a 150 metal halide your in great shape , I would just try to get the ph up in the 8.3-8.5 range , but if it is stable where it is , stable is better than right that you are constantly adjusting .
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Old 04-28-2007, 04:17 PM   #4
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so far from what i can tell my PH dont move but a little bit. the the lowest i seen it was 8.0. and yes i stll hav my MH and there on a 10hr timer. i do PWC every week 4g change on a 30g tank.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:56 AM   #5
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is it ok to use reg. store bought super glue to fasten corals to rocks? or would it even work? i am going to be reciveing my Acropora soon and i need a way to fasten it to the LR. it needs strong water movement so i need to place it right in frount of the PH. and i know it will blow off if i dont fasten some how
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I use super glue gel . Just take the rock you are using and blot the attaching point off and put a dab of glue on it the hold the frag for about a minute . works for zoos .
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I agree with the super glue gel. Make sure it is gel. It sounds like it might be fragging time on the toadstool. Frag it and keep a piece for yourself and sell the rest to your LFS. Sounds like your tank is doing great.
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so i need to place it right in frount of the PH.
No! Don't place it in direct flow. That will cause the tissue to die/blow off. It should have strong, turbulant, indirect flow.
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Only if it is cyanoacrylate based.
FWIW Derasa clams get pretty big and grow fast when cared for properly. A 30 will get tight for it w/ some time. Congrats on the new additions.
There sure are enough Mike's around here heh.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:20 AM   #9
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wow i did not know they grew so fast. well i hope to up grade my tank or atlest start a new one soon. maybe at my dads house. i will transplant them all there if and when he sets one up. i think he still scared to commit to the SW thing. i think these guys i just got are going to my final additions to my tank for a wile. maybe another sps but thats aways down the road. i might frag my toadstool. but i am scared to try it. lol i should start a different thread for that subject so i wont get to much into that here..
thanks for all the great advise. will do on not placing my sps in direct flow.
and i will get looking on that type of glue.. i hope i might be able to buy it from foodlion i hope.
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I would place the Acro mid-upper in your tank. It will like the lighting but will need to be a bit higher because of the depth of your tank. I have a lot of acro in my tank and most all of them are in the upper 2/3s of my tank even though I have enought lighting to put them lower.

Your Clam is going to need to be fed phyto or marine snow...something for filter feeders. I feed DTs to mine and they are doing very well....
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