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Old 08-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #11
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Ok, how about this for a stocking list:

x1 Cryptocentrus cinctus, Yellow watchman goby
x1 Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis, Chevron tang
x1 Opistognathus rosenblatti, Bluespot jawfish
x2 (pair) Amphiprion clarkii, Clarkii clownfish
x5 Chromis cyaneus, Blue reef chromis
x5 Chrysiptera talboti, Talbot's damsel or Chromis vanderbilti, Vanderbilt chromis
As for a wrasse, what about one of the Wetmorella, Possum wrasse spp?

The only fish that will eventually pack in your tank a bit is the tang, but it should be fine for many years till then.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:14 PM   #12
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...That is good news because from reading I really should have four or five Chromis as it seems a lot of people mention two Chromis picking on the third if there are only three. ...
My opinion is that if you want three... get three. If one doesn't make it, get another. If you get five thinking you'll end up with three, then as luck has it you'll probably end up with five!

I've had three for over a year now in a 46g. Your mileage may vary...
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:32 PM   #13
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x1 Cryptocentrus cinctus, Yellow watchman goby
x1 Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis, Chevron tang
x1 Opistognathus rosenblatti, Bluespot jawfish
x2 (pair) Amphiprion clarkii, Clarkii clownfish
x5 Chromis cyaneus, Blue reef chromis
x5 Chrysiptera talboti, Talbot's damsel or Chromis vanderbilti, Vanderbilt chromis
As for a wrasse, what about one of the Wetmorella, Possum wrasse spp?
That sounds good. Reading all the online fish vendors they all seem to warn against having multiple damsels, will those five talboti behave toether? I was at the LFS just now and they had a whole tank of .5 inch yellow tale damsels together and they didn't seem too hyper (EDIT: NM I see you answered this already).

I still haven't decided on a wrasse yet.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:30 PM   #14
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Hey Pat,
If it were me, I would throttle back a bit. I would ditch the Starki Damsel at all costs.

I would do a group of 3 chromis and not two sets. I would limit to 1 Clarki Clown and maybe consider a Midas Blenny in the mix. Awsome fishy and reasonably priced....tons of personality.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:51 PM   #15
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Alright, looks like the tank is ready. After four weeks I have:

Ammonia = 0
Nitrites = 0
Nitrates = 10
PH = 7.9
Salinity = 1.025

I have a load of refugium rubble arriving on Saturday, and if that doesn't affect the parameters after a few days I am putting my first fish in next week! That is off course assuming Marc gets off his butt and ships my now one month overdue base rock like he said he was today and it also gets here by Saturday. Honesty, he runs one of the worst small buisnesses ever (Marco Rocks). I suggest you never do buisness with him (even though he is personally a nice guy) if you want your product within the FY

I am going to start with three Chromis just because I am new and they are hardy. I guess I need to put together a clean up crew...
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:05 AM   #16
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What does MTS stand for?
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MTS is Multiple Tank Syndrome luckily I have not been struck by the disease yet. LOL
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:13 AM   #17
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Salinity = 2.5?

Isn't that a little high for your saltwater fish I believe u should be between 1.020 and 1.025

Unless your doing something different.....
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HA!

Yeah, sorry, that should have been 1.025.
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So, one week later (and 1 1/2 months total) and still no base rock

I decided I to add my first macro organisms today (since I didn't get any hitchikers on the LR / ) to get my refugium in order and keep the hair algea in there from blooming out of control.

I added ten blue leg hermits to the refugium, a fist sized mass of grape cuperia (sp?) to the refugium, and three small conchs to the display tank. It felt great to actaully be adding life to the tank after 1 1/2 months of watching a boring cycled tank of LR. The hermits went crazy the algea, methodically cleaning the refugium bottom. The conchs just burried themselves in the sand, with there eyes poking out to the surface.

Still more interesting to look at than rocks!

I called Mark again yesterday and yet again he promised the BR would be shipped to me this week. We shall see

Ammonia = 0
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate = 10
Salinity = 1.025
PH = 7.8 (I need to get this higher somehow)
Phosphate = .25
Temp = 80
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I know it doesn't help a whole lot but in any case. Marc does have some really great looking base rock. The stuff we received was very porous and had all kinds of cool old coral skeletons and shells and such. Unfortunately, we had the same problem where we almost had to like threaten him just to get our order months late.
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