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Old 08-15-2012, 12:37 AM   #141
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What about a royal gamma. I have one and the color is Awsome as well they are some well behaved little fish. Here is a pic of mine.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:06 AM   #142
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Here's a good video about coral fragging run a little over 1 hour ton of info
ReefTube - Eric Borneman on Coral Fragging
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:12 PM   #143
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yeah, the Royal is on my short list. last time i was at my favorite lfs they only had one. either they are very popular, or he just doesn't get any in. i am assuming they are not tank bred. i prefer them and will gladly pay more. the only other one i am considering (besides my blenny) is a long finned fairy wrasse and i've never even seen one, so if they have one, i may not like it.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #144
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And I'm currently baby sitting, so I will have to wait to watch the video until I have an hour, uninterrupted. Looking forward to it. I have a book written by him.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:35 PM   #145
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How bout a rainford's goby I absolutely love mine and is a decent sand sifter for his size
Hey, he's cute.b thanks for the pics. Do gobies burrow under rocks as I have heard? I'm concerned only because I'm not entirely sure of the stability of my rock. I have a Mexican Turbo and he has not dislodged anything, but he's on top and a goby will be on the bottom. What's the chance that one little, bitty goby can cause more than 20 lbs of rock to topple?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:37 PM   #146
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A tiny pistol shrimp could collapse a 100lbs of rock if not setup right. My rainford's goby does not burrow though just grazes all day and night.
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All right. I'll look at him, too. But you've scare me on that toppling rock. I tried using Aquastik to bind them together, but the stuff just didn't work. So they are all piled together in a lovely stack that now I know could kill my fish and corals. A little late now to worry about it.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:36 PM   #148
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Since you posted on my build, I decided to check out your's.....

I took a few minutes and read through everything, and all I can say is WOW.... you guys have gone through (and learned) a lot in very short order.

One thing I do have to add is seriously watch how many fish you add. I know it's kinda hard, but with a nano you really need to decide.... is it a reef tank, or is it a fish tank?? If you're wanting reef, the more fish bioload you have in there, the more battles you are going to continue to fight.
I think I would stick with what you have right now until your system completely balances out and then look at how much load you're producing.....
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:58 AM   #149
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thanks for posting. i was wondering if you read my book/post. it did turn out kinda long, but that was just the short story with all that has happened, as you now have seen. the tank has been stable since i came back from my trip this past Saturday. my husband took good care of it, but he didn't know how to test the water. so i did and everything was perfect. nitrates were .10, but that's no big deal. i did a 30% water change and it's great. looks beautiful and everybody happy. i checked the calendar and the tank's been up 8 weeks and cycled 6 weeks. i did decide not to go to the lfs this week. i will watch the tank until next week and we'll see how it goes. the max fish bioload will be 4-5, of course not at one time. i've had the two clowns for about three weeks. no spikes in ammonia or nitrites. i keep this little puppy clean, at least as far as i can. the skimmer is picking up a half gallon a week in dark green water and leaves the funnel on the cup green and slimy. don't know where it's getting all that from. thanks for reading my thread, as i did yours and i wish you, your tank, and your little clown all the best. i see he's doing a little better. i think, in my professional opinion that you can had a couple more fish in a couple of months once everything settles down. the corals don't figure into the bioload, just fish and CUC. IMO, you just added your Nemo a little too early and you really don't know what condition he was in when you got him. do you know how old he is? mine are juvys, so they're not putting out a lot of waste so, except during very early cycling, i have had no ammonia. well, take care, and if you need me to bounce something off of, just let me know.
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Yep... you took the time to post, I read it.

We head out of town Wednesday through Saturday and have a friend house-sitting to take care of all the animals. Luckily she's familiar with salt/reef aquariums, but I'm still nervous as heck. I'll probably be calling her every day.....
Good to hear that nothing happened... I'm just hoping to have the same luck.

Don't know if you read what I've posted recently, but I do believe this clown is going to wind up being my only fish.... He's aggressive as all get-out. According to the guy I got him from, he's about 4 years old, and he was extremely territorial in his old tank, but it just happened that all his other fish were bigger than him, so it didn't bother them. If I were to put another small fish in there with him, I have a feeling it would become a very expensive meal for the shrimp....
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