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Old 12-17-2011, 02:23 AM   #31
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If there is no fish in the tank should I have been getting a dark product from Day 1 or does it require fish in the tank to produce waste for the skimmer to get heavy action?
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:05 AM   #32
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If there is no fish in the tank should I have been getting a dark product from Day 1 or does it require fish in the tank to produce waste for the skimmer to get heavy action?
no. the Live rock has living things on/in it. The fish is needed (producing waste) to keep the cycle going, but the rock is one of the primary reasons for the skimmer. At least from what I've read anyway.
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Sorry for the delay.
We tested the water again yesterday and the ammonia levels were also 0 and a the tank has an SG of 1.025.

But I am happy to report that the fish are swimming around great and not just hanging out under a rock worrying me. We have chalked it up to stress and being the only two living fish in the brand new environment.
The corals are looking good too.

Now I was informed that a tank requires fish or other waste producing organisms for the skimmer product to be dark colored. I am not sure of this 100% but it seemed the consensus with the people who I talked to.

I appreciate your help and talking me though all this.
Do you have any recommendations for specific literature that I should read?
How do you go about getting RODI water? Because buying it by the gallon is pretty expensive here.
Right now I am just crushing up a flake or two and sprinkling it in the tank, when the clowns see it they swim very fast up to it but don't seem to eat it. Should I just hang in there and see what happens? We totally spaced asking what they were fed in the store.

Thanks for all your help.

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When I first got my clowns they didn't eat either. Tried 3 different kinds of food then asked for advice on here. I forget who recommended it but marine flakes with garlic has been working for me. (omega one)
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