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Old 07-13-2011, 02:39 AM   #11
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can i get your email and send in to you through that? im havin trouble uploading it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:44 AM   #12
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Hi Matt, welcome...
You're on track so far. Go slow one at a time atleast 2 weeks apart.

What powerheads are you running for water movement? How much live rock?
You need 1-2 lbs per gallon. What kind of lighting?

Parameters;
Ammonia, nitrite-0, nitrate >5
Salinity- 1.021-1.025 with 76-84f temp.
(myself and most people I know run it at 1.023 at 78f, works great)
Phosphates low as possibles.

Stocking; post pics here to first ID everything in your tank so you know what it's good/bad for.snails etc..

I started with 2 crownfish, 3 green chromis. Awesome.

You can do that and choose from;
- yellow watchman goby with pistol shrimp ( pistol shrimp may kill your skunk cleaner shrimp)
-purple firefish or regular firefish.(jumpers)
- bangaii cardinals
Check nano-reef for more.

Also make sure your walls and ground is protected from the Salt. It just lives to creep up everywhere. So have a lid and keep it really clean. Just use freshwater to clean Don't use glass cleaners.

Oh don't use air freshners near your tank.

Good luck... Post some pics.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:44 AM   #13
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Hye Matt, welcome to this hobby...
u shud do fishless cycling method...get some reading for ammonia and after that juz let it down to 0...same goes to nitrite...if u plan for a corals in future, 10ppm was acceptable for hardy corals...
u can have clownfish as u wish coz they normally not swimming too much once they host something....regular water change can help u to replace the skimmer for the time being...im not saying no need at all....
All the best..
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:13 AM   #14
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the background is from my previous fresh water system :P
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:12 AM   #15
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Nice purple rock. Need alot more live rock.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:14 AM   #16
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More the rock. More surface area for bacteria and other small species. More stable parameters. More filtration.
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Dude get some designer clownfish! Snowflake clowns are really cool looking.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:04 AM   #18
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If adding desinger clowns I'd wait awhile, they are AWFUL expensive and I would wait til you have everything perfect before getting them. thats my plan anyways. lol
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Yeah that's true haha
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Thats why i don't have my snowflakes or my black ice ones yet. Just waiting ofr everything to be perfect for a good long while. I just lost my Black & white ORA clowns and that was a pretty hard hit in the pocketbook.
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