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Old 12-08-2006, 10:25 PM   #11
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As much as I'd hate people calling it Nemo, clowns do seem to have lots of personality. Does it have to be a pair or can they live singly? I want to keep my fish load low so I can just use a skimmer if possible.

Sea lettuce are very hard to feed from what I've read but I'd like to hear from anyone who has one.

Oh, and also, how long do I have to wait to add corals?
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Go ahead with a pair of clowns if you want a pair, but they can live by themselves with no problem. Check into the different kinds of clowns. Not all clowns look like "Nemo" which are the Ocellaris clowns.

About the filtratio, all you need is a skimmer and plenty of liverock, and maybe 2 powerheads for water flow. It serves for a great method of filtration in my opinion.

As soon as your tank is cycled, you can start to slowly add corals. They don't really attribute to the bioload of your tank, but are sensitive to water parameters and such, which is why they need to be added to a fully cycled tank.

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Old 12-09-2006, 02:40 AM   #13
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Great! I think tomato clowns are really attractive. I might go with a pair.

Thanks all. I'm feeling much better about this. I'm sure I'll have more questions in the future.
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30g: Newly established reef tank
10g: Planted but fishless
5g: Unplanted with various snail species
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:56 PM   #14
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If you go something like 60 lbs of LR, a 2-5 inch send bend(your choice) and then get a good hob skimmer like the aqua c remora you will be in good shape. I have prizm skimmer and it sucks, I get it to work alright and my nitrates are low but it still sucks(for lack of a better way to describe it)

I would honestly go with any other fish besides the chromis, a pair of clowns and maybe a small goby would be wonderful in 29.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:24 PM   #15
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Why not the chromis?
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10g: Planted but fishless
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Okay, the has been set up for a week now. I tossed in a mystery snail that died recently to cycle the tank (sorry buddy!) but saw no ammonia/nitrite spikes. I do have 42 lbs of cured LR in a 30g tank, so is it already cycled? Or is a single snail not enough of an ammonia source?
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10g: Planted but fishless
5g: Unplanted with various snail species
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I don't know that a dead mystery snail would do anything in that tank. Try adding in a raw shrimp and see what happens. I say if you don't see any ammonia spike then, or you do but it goes away quickly, then your tank is cycled.

I would say it's already cycled with that much liverock, but better safe then sorry, right?
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I should mention that at the time there was only 12 gallons of water in the tank, so I find it hard to believe that a decomposing animal wouldn't make a dent in the water quality. I don't trust my results, so I'm gonna have the LFS test it too in case I got a bad kit.
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10g: Planted but fishless
5g: Unplanted with various snail species
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