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Old 04-14-2019, 12:01 PM   #11
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Chromis are tricky. They like to be in schools, usually an odd numbered schooling. They are claimed to be peaceful, but I don't think they are to themselves. A large school of Chromis will slowly start loosing numbers until there is one left...for you to then add more and the story repeat again.
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Maybe just have 2 Chromis for now. They pal around well enough.

We will be getting a "Nemo".

I thought Percula, at least have been planning that for a couple years. Lfs says will order whenever I want him to.

Anyone have any thoughts of a Percula single or pair being better than the Ocellaris single or pair?

I have a pair of Saddleback Clownfish I gave to a friend to try and breed, he tells me I can always have them back. They came from Sustainable Aquatics from the Denver MACNA event 2014. After all this time I do not think they will breed for him. Also told him if he found a good home for them would be alright with me to rehome them.

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So it has been a big chore but I got the 2 nanos down and now have the temporary 46G bowfront SW tank 90% - still need to get the light figured out.

You just can't think ahead all the little things, like about 30-40 shells from demised snails critters, moving tiny 2-3mm Limpets, avoiding little Bristleworms, finding tube worms and trying to save them after lifting their rock sand tubes, tiny little pieces from the Codium, pieces of corals, and tiny mini Feather dusters type creatures - the size of big pencil leads. Live snails that live in the sand... so many tiny pieces of coral rock from the 6.6G and 12G which seem out of place in a 46G.

I have 2 containers of small pieces of Codium which I would be concerned it getting sucked up in the filter and very small pieces of rock rubble an inch to few inches and old dead corals and coral frags.

Had a breeder net for them, and then found when I pulled it out of the box, there was a frame and NO NET! Not very useful... I am going to buy one tomorrow and hold all the small pieces of Codium and the trenta starbucks cup of rocks and and 2 8 ounce cups of shells and little stuff.

Also the filter had a bunch of those tiny feather duster type guys, not sure if they are still alive but I am running an air bubbler just in case. I am sending the filter over to a friend with the SW Edge tank in her new set up, where if they are alive they can continue their lives.
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When it comes to clowns, they can be single or pair. Doesn't matter.
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But what about behavior/personality?

As an example I have heard so many nightmare stories about Maroon Clowns I would avoid them, even though they are very attractive fish.

Bought the breeder net kit WITH a net this time. Going now to put in all the bits and pieces, might even need one more for the other side.
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Got the Codium and heads from the Electric Green Candy Cane in the breeder net. So bummed the ECC didn't stay in good health. I picked up 15, maybe 20 little bity head circles, including some like pin heads. Easy to see on the substrate because they are so bright. Most were green pea sized. And would expand in light and deflate in dimness or when touched.

Not sure if they just continue to decrease in size or could grow, sounds like they will dwindle away to nothing eventually.

Watched a couple videos of how to set up the Current Marine light and now I need to figure out where the Ramp pro timer is and the remote

I still have a starbucks trenta size of rubble to find a media or net bag to hold (too heavy for another breeder net I think after looking at it).

Other smaller Codium pieces I will transfer to the breeder net mixed in with those.

Anyhow hoping for the light to be up tomorrow. It is annoying to be moving the PAR 38 LED to different areas each 8-12 hours all day every day.

I have this wave maker used from the CAS Auction. Thinking of making a needlepoint plastic frame cage around the out flow to keep out what ever snails or curious cleaner want to try and get blended up.
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The personality of clowns is just like children. Some behave, some sit still, don't don't. Some like tomato clowns can be more aggressive than others...but it is still a shot in the dark. I have been a fan of introducing an aggressive bully tomato clown to my purple tang. Became very docile after that.
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Good to know that the personality is varied. (like lots of other fish)

Guess they just need to know who the boss is, lol.
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Oh, and I finished rinsing the sand from the second tank - 6.6G garnet sand. The sand from the 12G needed to be shifted and is almost dry now, the Hawaiian black sand.

Took the leftover rock from the plastic tote and rinsed out the dead Chaeto which either or both didn't get enough light and or froze out side on the porch after I took out the heater.

Took the last of the rock and small bits of the still live Chaeto to see if I could get it to grow out, might add that to the other side of the tank and get another breeder net. Had to rinse and rinse it! Left over bits both rock and Chaeto are in a gallon pitcher sitting on the back porch with a bubbler in it.

One container still inside the house with the macroalgae bits from the other round of removal.

Going tomorrow to grab a number of snails Check on some Clownfish options. If good deal found will be an Easter surprise for the grandson. Who already enjoys fish tanks and helping.
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