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Old 12-02-2011, 12:02 AM   #21
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Yea they say a dogs mouth is cleaner than a humans, but I say it depends which human lol.

Probably could have gotten away with using it but as you said, better safe than sorry.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:04 AM   #22
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The fish are still doing alright. They are very hungry. I didn't know how much they ate. I keep having to put more in since they gobble the food up quickly. They have had frozen brine, seaweed, and flakes. I had to give them a lot of flakes this morning, they were active and seemed to be starving by the amount of food they ate. How do you know how much to give them? Should I keep putting food in until i see they ignore it? The tang looks like it wants more food. It is scavenging along the bottom looking and sucking up what food it finds.

I will do another water change today. What is the shortest time you can have your saltwater mix standing before using it for a water change?
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I mix mine over night usually but I do have a big powerful pump I can use in a pinch to mix it in about 4 hours but it heats up the water fast as well.

Note of caution about feeding clowns they are little pigs and will eat constantly which can make your nitrates skyrocket. I feed my clownpigs twice a day once with herbivore flakes and the second time with rod's food. Brine shrimp aren't very nutritious.
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I did also buy Frozen Mysis. That is what the lfs feeds most of their fish. The Brine should be used as a treat I think? I will limit the Brine.

How do you know when the water mix is ready?
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:12 PM   #25
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Clowns are pigs and aggressive eaters. No matter how many times you feed them per day they'll always seem like they're starving. I feed mine every other day and I only feed enough that will take about a minute to 2 mins to be completely gone. He's fat and happy
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:37 PM   #26
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I agree every other day is fine. Keeps your excess nutrients to a minimum. Fish will always eat if you'll feed them. I believe the bucket of salt I have it says you can use it within a few hours but best to wait 12? Not exactly sure.
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:54 PM   #27
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I just mix my salt right after I finish my water change. That way it has enough time to set up as well if you have a emergency it's there or if your salinity is getting low durin the week it's there.
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