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Old 03-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #11
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #12
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Are those snowflake clowns (always wanted a pair of them)

I would start with softies like zoas , mushrooms

as for the softies they can get by with just weekly WC

once you get used to keeping them try some

LPS and SPS they require a little more attention almost perfect water conditions and

calcium levels which requires dosing

I try to maintain my calcium around 420

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just go slow don't over whelm yourself all at once just go slow ask lots of questions and

you should do fine

just do your homework on each type coral you decide on some require more attention than others
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:51 PM   #13
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Yes they are fancy snowflake clowns i just got them about two weeks ago. they are definiteyl my favorite. And my rbta just hosted them!!!! Thank you for the advice. Im definitely not in a hurry i realize that these tanks take time and if you move to fast things can go south i a hurry!!
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how does one acclimate corals? obviously the drip method but what about lighting?
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yes can't agree more

February 2013 Tank of the Month: 54seaweed's 37 Gallon Mixed Reef

this is my first sw tank it's a lot of upkeep but if you take your

time it can be very rewarding

now I'm working on my second sw SPS tank
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Awesome tank!!! hope mine can look like that someday!!
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how does one acclimate corals? obviously the drip method but what about lighting?
yes that is important and

I always start on the bottom and work my way up

everyone does things a little different but I found I had

success so I just do it my way that I'm comfortable with

another thing I do is keep lights off while I add them

and slowly introduce lights so you don't just blast them

with strong light to fast
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Awesome tank!!! hope mine can look like that someday!!
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give yourself time it will
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I have dimmable leds so could i place them where i want them and start with low light and then gradually increase the light every day?
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I always try to run very low blues first than gradually increase first day than slowly start adding whites over next few days remember leds are a bit stronger so be careful so they don't bleach out on you
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