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Old 07-25-2005, 12:33 AM   #11
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55. you need ph, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. get a refractometer from drsfostersmith.com (the cheap one) instead of a hydrometer. Save money by getting most of your rock from hirocks.com and add a piece or two of LR from your LFS to get it going. Use a dead shrimp to cycle it, and aragonite "playsand" to line the bottom.

add one fish every few weeks at the most.
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:37 AM   #12
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But as advised in my book, its better to use prime or base live rock. And why a Refractometer instead of a Hydrometer, I don't get whats the difference.And I intend to use Seaflor substrate mixed with 40 pounds of Live Sand. And according to a new book I bought the test kits I need are pH, Carbonate Hardness, Calcium, Phosphate, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, Strontium, Iodine, and Iron. BTW the book is called: "The Complete Book Of The Marine Aquarium" By: Vincent B. Hargreaves.
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Here are the fish I want to keep, I got them at LiveAquaria.com:
Marine Mollies
Firefish
Ocellaris Clownfish
Court Jester Gboy
Blue Neon Goby
Cherub Angelfish
Bangaii Cardinalfish
Mandarin Dragonet
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:43 AM   #14
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How many fish can I put into this tank?
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:09 PM   #15
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What tank the 55??? All the kits you mentioned are not needed for a fowlr, if you were going reef with sps corals then I would say get all those kits.
The kits you need jaiden mentioned.
Mandarin in a 55 is probably not a good idea, they need large mature tank with lots of LR and a fuge for food.
Marine mollie?? not sure what that is.. I have to check it out.
The others look like a good list
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:06 PM   #16
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Marine Mollies are just regular mollies but they live in saltwater and according to my research, they do better in saltwater too. Fuge???
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:24 PM   #17
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mollies are great beginner fish too because of there low cost.
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If I add 3 lbs. of LR per a gallon, and have a refugium and a good protein skimmer will I need mechanical filtration and will 3 lbs. of LR per. a gallon with a refugium be enough for a Mandarin Dragonet?
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