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Old 04-10-2011, 11:27 AM   #31
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Once the tank is fully cycled (including all rock is cycled) you can start adding livestock. Corals are the hardiest, most of my clients and customers would rather buy a $100 coral than a $20 fish because they are so much hardier. Anemones are the worst. Even in the best tanks they can be iffy compared to fish or corals. They also burn corals as they move around the tank.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:40 PM   #32
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It's been since October last year... However i only added about 20kg of live rock 2 days ago (totalling now over 30kg) I added a small skimmer last week and also the pure bio filter beneath my bio balls.

What would you recommend corals or anemones ? Like what's easier to maintain and stronger?

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Corals. Definitely hardier and a better option. Anemones shouldn't even be considered until the tank has had six months of no problems (not just six months cycled).

Can you post a link to this 'pure bio filter'?
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Corals. Definitely hardier and a better option. Anemones shouldn't even be considered until the tank has had six months of no problems (not just six months cycled).

Can you post a link to this 'pure bio filter'?
Yeah sure it's http://www.cermedia.com/ I basically out this in sump and the bio balls over it.

Let me know your thoughts on it. The LFS where I bought it from has this in some of the display tanks as there filters so I'm assuming it must be good if there using it...????

What do you think about it?
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It is a porous media, no need for it if you have live rock.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:40 AM   #36
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Ok but it's in the sump where there is no light. Live Rick needs some light doesn't it.

You don't think it was worth the $100 I paid for it?
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If you havent had fish for more than a month, you should have had some sort of ammonia supply or the nitrifying bacteria dies off. If you were to put a raw shrimp in and wait a few days your ammonia will spike because it cant handle the biolode.
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