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Old 12-29-2010, 11:58 PM   #11
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one more quick question..... the fixture it came with is a 48" coralife light with 2 T5 bulbs..... one of the bulbs is atinic i think because its very blue(previous owner tried to keep anemone)

should i just replace it with a standard bulb or keep the atinic?
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If you use RODI or distilled water you do not need to add prime. And yes, you just replace some tank water with fresh water.

As for the T5 bubls, ATI and Giesemann have some great HO bulbs in a variety of blues.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:23 PM   #13
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im just using tap water for now. so thats why i add prime

heres a small update: changed background to blue and cleaned the sand a little.

did 10% water change

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Looking nice!
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:14 PM   #15
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water has been testing good. no ammonia and no nitrite.

got a few fish. two 3 stripe damsel and two blue damsel.

they seem pretty happy and actively exploring their new tank

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in a month or so if all is good, im gonna get a couple of clownfish
and a lawnmower or scooter blenny
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i wouldnt get a scooter blenny, they feed off of copepods, and all the time, in a tank your size itll decimate your population and starve unless you train it to eat prepared foods or supplement pods, both of which i wouldnt suggest to a beginning saltwater aquarist
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i wouldnt get a scooter blenny, they feed off of copepods, and all the time, in a tank your size itll decimate your population and starve unless you train it to eat prepared foods or supplement pods, both of which i wouldnt suggest to a beginning saltwater aquarist
the lawnmower blenny will work though. just keep some nori on a clip in the tank for it.
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thanks for the advice. whats nori?
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It's a type of seaweed that most herbivores love. Your LFS probably carries it and some supermarkets do too because it's used sometimes in Japanese food.
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yeap..just go to the supermarket and pick some up. it's like 2 bucks and will last a long time.

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