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Old 12-14-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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Feather duster? Can i?

Have a 90 gallon that has been set up for about 2-3 months. I have 2 clown fish, 2 fire fish, diamond watchman goby, royal gramma and a lamarcks angelfish, 2 peppermint shrimp, 2 cleaner shrimp, a coral banded shrimp, and misc snails/crabs.

0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate. I have a sump with Live rock and macro Algae.

The tank has about 100 lbs or more of live rock.

With that out of the way, I don't have very good lighting but want something new. I was thinking feather duster. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:11 AM   #2
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I don't see why not but I am no expert. My duster just recently died. Not sure why and I have not checked my water yet. I think it's because I relocated it to the top of the tank. It was doing just fine at the bottom on the sand.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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I don't see why not.... I believe dusters are filter feeders anyways so the lighting may be moot.
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Yea but does the tank need to be well "established"?
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Established tanks mean no phosphates nitrates, no fluctuation in parameters. You are fine to put a feather duster in, if I were you I would get a few of them since they normally are Cheep.
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What about food for them? I read that they need plankton and I don't think I have any in my tank
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I've had a feather duster for almost a year now and I don't add anything to my water.
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I've had a feather duster for almost a year now and I don't add anything to my water.
How old was your tank when u got him?
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I've had a feather duster for almost a year now and I don't add anything to my water.
Your tank would be creating phytoplankton after a year,so you wouldn't need to supplement.In fairly new tanks ,depending on what type food is being used,some supplementing would be beneficial.
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Supplement with what? How do I speed up the plankton?

Currently I feed twice a day. Once with a cube of frozen brine shrimp, once with marine flake and marine pellets.
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