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Old 07-14-2011, 07:55 PM   #61
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the tank is doing wonderful.. I have had a damsel in it for the past week and it is doing great. the ammonia levels is great, and so is hydrometer level. The live sand is turning a dark brown on top for some reason though I don't quite get, I guess it just does that. but everything is great..
That's happening to me too! I was told that it is diatoms... Supposedly it will pass.
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Yap it will pass maybe after 2 weeks. Mine did, but i bought nassarius snails though maybe they helped.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:43 AM   #63
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It will pass take it as a sign that things are goin well and before you know it you'll be putting fish in there
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Once done don't forget to get rid of the damsel. They get very aggressive.
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No disagreeing that damsels can get aggressive but not all of them do, my 2 domino damsels can have their days but for the most part, they are quite friendly. there's an engineer goby, maroon and yellow clown, and scooter blenny that the dominos don't ever touch.
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Well I am working up to getting sea horses and different star fish, they are in no way aggresive and very slow eaters so I'll have to let the damsel go, they will never get food if I kept the damsel. Just sea horses cost so much I want to make sure everything is going to work perfect before I purchase them. I had a snail , a large one don't remember what it was called got it same day I got the damsel. It seemed to have died right away within a few hours. so I'm afriad to try any snails. It acted like it couldn't move in the sand. was it just cause it was dying or can they not get around good in the sand??
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Snails should be able to move through the sand, did you drip acclimate?
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:01 AM   #68
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Yeah I'm pretty sure seabhorses need to be by themselves, inverts can prob coinhabit, but that's prob it. I want a jellyfish tank
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Tough_Cookie, could you please use the default font settings please?

Some types of snails can't upright themselves if they fall on the back of their shells, astrea snails do this I believe. The damsel would be too aggressive for anything really once it ages.
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well I thought they put the font settings here for people to change things up once in awhile, gheesh I didn't know it would bother anyone. and what is drip acclimate?
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