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Old 09-27-2008, 08:39 PM   #21
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You really want to limit the swing to 2 degrees or less. The best way is to have your heaters set to keep the tank at 79-80 at night and have air moving around the tank during the day to keep it from getting too hot.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:56 PM   #22
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yeah, ive been meaning to get timers and fans and a heater. i also just did a water test and everything looked gread, except alkalinity, its at 3(units?)((dkh?)). it should be higher rite?
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:31 PM   #23
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sry for all the posts but i got another1. will my mushroom fry under my halides, or will it do better under them? my1 rite now looks so good that i think im going to gea 5 more, they have a $5 for loose mushroom thing goin on rite now and 5 loose ones for $20. idk if its a good deal or not but i think so. also im eager to start stocking sps in my tank. im thinking a red monti cap, purple polyp: pink birds nest, and a blue acorpia. howz it sound? oh yea and what do you think about a flame angle or chromis? and what about the plankton feeding? and star? and dust algea?
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:38 PM   #24
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I don't think I would put a Flame in your tank. They are suggested for tanks of 30g or more but would be happier in 55+.

I wouldn't worry too much with plankton feedings in your tank either. Most everything you have in your tank will get what it needs from the water column.
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:55 PM   #25
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k, but would a chromis be good? or what should i get instead? i have a pretty lame cuc too. what else could i add? i just got back form one of my not so L FS's. i saw a few things, a very small white pincussion urchin, a white BTA, a crocea clam, and a few other things. so since all the fish are almost finished, i figured that now its time for the inverts, what out of the ordinary ones could i get? i ended up getting a "halloween" hermit 2day. so im thinkin the white bta, a clam, a marbal star, a small pincussion urchin, and chromis for the near future.
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Anemones need established tanks and I wouldn't suggest one until your tank is near the 1 year mark. The chromis would be fine but there are a lot of fish out there that are more interesting. You already have 4 fish in the tank so I would hold off before adding anything else. The star fish...ah...urchins are cool but can knock things over while they move about. They are algae grazers so if you don't have a food supply they wont do well.
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yea im not planning on another fish for another 2 -3 weeks and what would u suggest for a neat 1? and im not too worried about the urchin, theres tons of algae and everything is very secure. and doea a white bta mean its sick/bleached or whatever? the star will be a learning expirence i guess. what other intresting inverts could i add?
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along w/ that^, what about my alkalinity? its around 3dkh. will this be a problem? how do i fix it?
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I'm thinking you mean 3 meq/l - that would be about 8 dkH. If you truly mean 3 dkH, that would be a problem, but I can't fathom how you could get it that low.

3 meq/l (8 dkH) is just fine. A good area to shoot for is 8-12 dkH.
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ok, thanks, i think ur correct. plz any thoughts on my other questions/comments?
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