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Old 02-25-2013, 11:56 AM   #11
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I was also wondering what effect the CUC has on the bioload....anyone?
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My normal fish store is ~20 min away from me this one is ~10 min. Guess I get lucky seeing that this time doesn't affect me since I drive 45 min to school almost everyday lol. All depends on prices to me and both stores have really nice people working there.

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I was also wondering what effect the CUC has on the bioload....anyone?
This question I have thought of as well but have no idea. I'm sure it is not a lot to do any real changes unless you have tons of CUC.
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Coralline doesn't tend to be green and orange so it's just going to be an algae bloom which is common for a new tank I will settle as the tank is running.


As for the cuc it makes quite a difference as it all is still eating and pooping n your water every living thing you add in will add to your bio load some things more than others I've heard some cuc members are the sme bio load as a smll fish. You don't really need cuc's though. Don't get me wrong inverts are interesting but your tank will be one even with jut fish
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Coralline doesn't tend to be green and orange so it's just going to be an algae bloom which is common for a new tank I will settle as the tank is running.


As for the cuc it makes quite a difference as it all is still eating and pooping n your water every living thing you add in will add to your bio load some things more than others I've heard some cuc members are the sme bio load as a smll fish. You don't really need cuc's though. Don't get me wrong inverts are interesting but your tank will be one even with jut fish
Thanks for the info! Wasn't sure if it was coralline or not. Still learning Some very interesting stuff.

I have read that Cleaner shrimp could have a bio-load of a small fish in tanks so I'm taking that into consideration if I plan on getting one for the stock.
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Yeah it's the same with all cuc though all add to the bio load
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Yeah it's the same with all cuc though all add to the bio load
Thanks Woody! I still want a nice CUC though as they're interesting to watch.
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Yeah couldn't agree more love my lil shrimps just pre warning you as it's a mistake a lot of people make especially when online and lfs try and sell people massive cuc's
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My first stocking list suggestions:
Ocellaris Clownfish pair? And a cleaner shrimp.

Would you believe it is okay to have a pair of Ocellaris Clowns in a 20 gallon? I have read a few people that say only one and others say a pair will do fine.

I don't want to overstock the tank, but any other suggestions would be great.
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My stock in my 20 was 2 cleaners 2 clowns and an emerald crab so should be ok
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My stock in my 20 was 2 cleaners 2 clowns and an emerald crab so should be ok
Thanks Woody! Hoping someone had a answer. This list will probably stay, unless I decided on one Clown and a type of goby.

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I saw this in my tank yesterday and not sure what it is. Any ideas? It's on the live rock in a tube type of formation and has little hairs that pop out... lol best description I could think of. I have two pictures.



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