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Old 09-03-2008, 10:36 AM   #11
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What type of substrate are you using? Is the tank actually "new" or was a lot of the stuff borrowed or given from a previous tank?
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the tank and filter were used i scrubbed it all down and then i bought everything els brand new
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:35 PM   #13
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now will my fish be fine not feedong them for 2 doys or so ? i read that they can go like a week with no food im trying to eliminate this phosphate.

and i heard rule of thumb 1 cleaner for each gallo i have 36 gals but only 14 cleanners should i get more?
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:47 PM   #14
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Cleaner shrimp won't eat HA.
Tell us about your filter. Does it have foam sponges in it? Carbon? Other media?
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:55 PM   #15
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its has carbon in it ..... caught a lil red hermit crab eating at the base of the coral. ill kill it lol ... its 3 nights in a row he chews it off
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Carbon only lasts 1-2 weeks before it starts leaching stuff back into your tank (depending on bioload and feeding habits).
I haven't run carbon for 1.5 years. I prefer pruigen.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:12 PM   #17
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alright because right when i started to notice the algae i changed the carbon bag .... bad news this morning i woke up to my clown on the floor....jumped out.... so sad. now do you think me getting a new one is a good idea or a bad idea had him only 2 weeks
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Sorry to hear that. I would suggest some egg crate on top.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:56 PM   #19
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Sorry to hear about your clown jumping. eggcrate over the top is best for this in the future. You can get it Home Depot, etc.

Yes you can cut your feeding. Most folks here are feeding every other day. I feed every 2 - 3 days, but I add nori (seaweed) for my tangs.

Was your light fixture purchased new too or did it come with the tank?
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:22 PM   #20
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came with tank but the balast was shot and i got a new bulb so its brand new right now
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