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Old 05-16-2006, 01:10 PM   #1
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Trank crash, restocking recomendation?


Well I have been away off and on for a few weeks with work and family and other than regular FW top offs and making sure someone feed the tank it did not get a whole lot of attention lately.

Last week I came home to find the hair algea problem I thought I had defeated regaining ground. Upon closer inspection I noticed both my tangs (PBT and sailfin) missing along with 2 chromis, spotted mandarin and a CBS shrimp.

Checked the parameters and all was OK, PO4 up over 1 again otherwise surprisingly good.

This past weekend I did a 30g pwc, changed out filterpads, replacedPO4 sponge and carbon. Manually removed as much visible hair algea as possible.

My plan is to let the fish and coral I have go for a couple weeks and do another 15g pwc each week to make sure all is good. fortunately all corals seem to be healthy.

It has been awhile since I have added livestock, so I am looking for ideas.

What I have left is:

Fish: Pair of maroon clowns, coral beauty, six line wrasse, green chromis

Inverts: Skunk cleaner shrimp, emerald green crab, brittle star, serpeant star, black long spin urchin and assorted snails and reef hermits.

I am partial to Tangs and was even thinking of a butterfly at one time. Due to my work schedule and being gone a lot more these days I am not planning to stock as much as I have had in the past.

Heck, I am probably good now with letting the clowns grow out. I would like one larger fish though on the hardier side. Maybe something with an appetite for hair algea. 8O

Any thoughts?

Oh, for those that do not know it is a 90g reef in the making with 30g sump/fuge.



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Old 05-16-2006, 06:15 PM   #2
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Maybe a yellow tang. You might want to get a bigger clean up crew for the algea.



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Old 05-16-2006, 07:27 PM   #3
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sorry to hear about the loss...

I love my purple tang, very cool fish..
In my reef I have a scopus and blonde naso which are nice also..

Either a Purple of Yellow would be a nice fish..
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awww.... Sry about ur loss dude.
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Sorry about the loss. For a fish I recommend the Kole Tang. They are so cool!
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:10 PM   #6
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Purple tang gets my vote too. Also, how about a lawnmower blenny. Mine does a wonderful job on algae - with his pot bellied self....


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