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Old 04-10-2005, 11:55 AM   #11
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eh ??
i dont know about every1 else...but in my case...
i thought about the fish list while the tank was cycling and not much before !
get setup..then ask for wot fish (and quantity) r suitable for that particular environment is wot i did..and in the 1-2 month maturing process do a bit of research
good luck dianne

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Old 04-10-2005, 05:52 PM   #12
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Great input this weekend, thanks everyone!

Nitrates....let's not forget that the sandbed, an integral part of most systems, will harbor nitrates, too. Some nitrates in any system are to be expected. (Note the "some")

Methinks I'll be sticking with the canister, as have no space or inclination to be drilling anything for a sump or refugium system at this point. Am quite used to cleaning out the "gunk", and will continue to do so.

As far as bio-load goes, I'm not planning to add any fish for quite a while yet (nervous nellie?). What I like? I hope to stick with peaceable sorts. My thoughts....Green chromis... how about a school of 3-4? Love a pair of clowns. Love a bangaii cardinal or pyjama fish (or both?). Anyone have a suggestion about an entertaining and peaceful goby or blenny?

My bottom line....hope to not set up an aquarium where the residents are eating each other!!

One more thing. I'll need a cleaning crew, right? Need help!!

You guys are wonderful, thanks!


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Old 04-10-2005, 08:38 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by fernzpat
Have I missed something? Some talk of 100 lbs of liverock being enough... but we have not heard anything of the bio-load (fish) Dianeww wants to put in the tank...

The biggest thing I have learned over time with a SW vs fresh is that the water quality must be better with in the SW environment in general. So less fish!
We hadn't got to the fish part yet... Her question centered on the canister question and if it was an effective means to filter her tank...
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Old 04-10-2005, 11:07 PM   #14
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Correct! Let's get back to the equipment! (Tempting though the fish discussion is.)

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