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Old 06-29-2012, 01:18 PM   #31
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Mechanical is the blue bonded sponge. Directly under the overflow. I will clean it out (doesn't look to bad though) do a water change and update.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:21 PM   #32
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Right now it probably doesn't need cleaned honestly my guess is that your trates are left over from your cycle but once you begin feeding its a must if you wish to keep corals also for now though is say just do the wc and go from there..what is your stock list gonna be
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:23 PM   #33
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I am receiving 2 true percs (small) today. Other then that the green torch and some hermits.

I will be taking it slow from this point on with stock.

Next will be a xenia, and maybe a mushroom or 2.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #34
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I'd say that's a good plan do you have any idea on what your final stock would be
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:29 PM   #35
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Fish : 2 clowns, green clown goby, shrimp goby, and maybe catalina goby. I will only be doing clowns and goby.

Inverts: 5 hermits (now) maybe a shrimp later on.

Coral: Torch, xenia, ricordea, polyp colony, and maybe a tree coral.

This is my first coral tank and want to stick to the beginner coral.
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First things first catalina goby was number one on my list until I found out you have to maintain close to 68 degree waters since they live off the coast of California so you'll have to scratch that unfortunately and for the corals just because your a beginner don't let that steer you away from lps corals some are very easy to care for and are very colorful
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Yea. I like the hammer coral. I might have to get one.

Bye Bye Catalina
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #38
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If you like the catlina maybe look into a yasha haze goby. It will pair with a shrimp too
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #39
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I'll check it out.

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #40
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It all kinda depends on what your keeping really. A sps dominant tank will need different requirements then a softy tank but a good range imo is 480 ppm calcium 11dkh alkalinity (some may consider high) and close to 1400 ppm magnesium
Dang, my alkalinity is like 4-4.5...
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