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Old 09-22-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Criticism please!!!

I'm a month into my tank as far as livestock goes... I need some constructive criticism as to what looks wrong and what looks right. My two clown fish twitch some time...is this normal? Sand bed seems to get dirty alot...what should I do? Rocks are a combination of green and red...is this something I need to fix as far as algea?
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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I'm a month into my tank as far as livestock goes... I need some constructive criticism as to what looks wrong and what looks right. My two clown fish twitch some time...is this normal? Sand bed seems to get dirty alot...what should I do? Rocks are a combination of green and red...is this something I need to fix as far as algea?
I think it is normal for the Clownfish to twitch. I think it means they are turning into a mated pair.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:10 PM   #3
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i don't know about the clown twitching, but if you added a power head to the tank you would keep detritus suspended, so it could be removed by your filtration, instead of falling to the sand bed.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #4
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I already have a power head, you think I need another on the other side?
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possibly. if food/detritus is hitting the bottom, i don't think you have enough flow.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:17 PM   #6
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But if out doesn't hit the bottom how are my inverts supposed to eat?
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there is plenty of food for them. what inverts are you speaking of? i see a couple snails.
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yeah i have a 950 aqueon powerhead in my 40g, which is OVER KILL and food circulates forever before it either ends up in my filter or get stuck on some rock. but ya 8 hermits still manage to find plenty of food and junk to eat.
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Ok, I have 4 hermits a bristle sea start and a peppermint shrimp.
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the brittle star can be hand fed. the hermits and peppermint shrimp will graze on the rocks.
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