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Old 04-23-2007, 11:08 PM   #21
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:05 AM   #22
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last night i was looking for my starfish and he was under a rock. i pulled him out and he was flacid. so i left him in the middle of the tank. This morning he was still in the same place. so i took it upon myself to assume he was dead. what could it possibly be that killed him. Maybe when they took him out of the tank at my LFS he was exposed to air? i dont know. You just might be right melosu. he had some gooey brown stuff under him. any idea what this might be? also, my xenia looks like its getting bigger. and the snails are still reeking havoc in my tank. lol
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That's a pretty sensitive star for such a new tank IMO.

I'm also on the "shorten the lighting" bandwagon.

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Also, you plan on adding more fish? If so, best of luck with those (sometimes - no often) nasty damsels. They may stress newcomers out - regardless of the size of'm.

What kinda damsels BTW, since some are meaner than others.

Guessing you cycled with them. May consider replacing them. I'd vote gettng them out and replacing them with a mated pair of clowns. My 2 cents...
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That's a pretty sensitive star for such a new tank IMO.

I'm also on the "shorten the lighting" bandwagon.

Welcome to AA by the way!!!

Also, you plan on adding more fish? If so, best of luck with those (sometimes - no often) nasty damsels. They may stress newcomers out - regardless of the size of'm.

What kinda damsels BTW, since some are meaner than others.

Guessing you cycled with them. May consider replacing them. I'd vote gettng them out and replacing them with a mated pair of clowns. My 2 cents...
I have 2 damsels that are black and white and 1 that is blue with a yellow tail. i also have a bluebanded goby but he is in his own world. i will take the damsels out this weekend and replace them with something a little nicer. i would like to add a nice coral or something to get my tank to look a little nicer. i was thinking of a bubble coral and zoopolyps? im sorry i sound like a noob, but i am. lol
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:28 AM   #25
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I don't know much about lights, but I'm feeling a bubble coral might not work with what you have.

Try a few mushrooms for starters. Still a really new/young tank. I'd wait a bit and find out more about your lights before you start spending on coral.

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Id vote gettng them out and replacing them with a mated pair of clowns. My 2 cents...
Why a mated pair? Why not just any 2 clowns?
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Much more fun to have two of'm like each other and hang out together. Otherwise, you may have agression issues if different kinds or same sex of the same kind. You can try to get a larger and much smaller clown of the same species (percula, occellaris, etc) and they'll figure it out as far as who the dominant one is much easier.

Have you thought about/mapped out your total population yet? What kinds of fish do you unltimately see in your tank when you finish stocking?
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Well i havent because i just finished adding the rest of my rock last night. I feel really happy where i am at and i am just waiting for my UV sterilizer to come in this afternoon to make my water clearer. Also, i know i want a powder blue tang in my tank, and my wife wants clown fish. I want something that is going to be happy with inverts. i would like to add some cleaner shrimp but i dont know exactly what i want in my tank.
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100 lbs of rock so far and more coming. I'd recommend about 30 hermit crabs for the existing 100 lbs of rock. Sally Lightfoots are kool too I guess, but I've never had'm. Go the scarlet reef (red) hermits. They are my favorite, but I keep a variety in my tank. A few electric blue, a bunch of teeny 50 cents hermits for the smaller rock crevices, etc. I update'm about twice a year maybe because some will disappear (natural causes, eaten by others, etc).

The turbos will poop, but after a while, you may not even notice it any more.

The powder blue tang is not an easy tang to care for, so I wouldn't recommend him until months down the road after your tank is REALLY stable. Some refer to them as one of the ick magnets. VERY pretty though, I agree. I did the purple instead.

As far as your fish choices, check out blennies, clowns, and other gobies. Reef safe wrasses also.

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See? There ya go. It's decided - return the damsels and get a pair of (farm bred if possible) percula or occellaris clowns. Farm bred seem to be a lot more friendly and hardy IMO. Some of the other types (skunks, yellow or white striped maroon) may get very big and territorial and cause problems down the road I believe.
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