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Old 03-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #201
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That's what mine looked like. You've gotta give it some time to break in.... they'll go away some in time.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:22 PM   #202
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PM John Maloney of ReefCleaners about the cuc and have him customize the package for you.

Skip the long gloves shown above. No feel and they tend to tear at the wrist. If you want arm length gloves get the disposable Vet gloves (used for cows, etc.) You can get them online for $28 for 200 or these Vet-R-Sem Disposable Gloves for $18.44 for a 100 (50 pair).
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #203
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I am just gonna go with nitrile disposables. That sounds like the easiest option. Thanks cmor. I will check into the CuC with John. Tank needs to be cycled obviously first - but should I add it soon after the cycle is finished, or do I need to wait until some nutrients have built up to add them?
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:45 PM   #204
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Clean up crew isnt an actual necessity. Get them cause you like them not cause you expect them to fix an issue or prevent issues.

I happen to like nassarius snails so I always have dozens of them in each tank. lol I love feeding them and watching them emerge from everywhere.

If you wanted to add them i would wait a week or two after you cycle and get some fish. You will have to feed them if they are in there alone.
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Sounds good. I put some dead shrimp in the sump, so hopefully the cycle will get kick started here... between that and the cured rock, I ought to be ready for a fish in a few weeks I would think. I was thinking my first fish would be a pair of clowns, unless I need to add something else from my list first...
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How's your list look now? It's been a pretty long thread lol.

I have added clowns first with no aggression at all to other new fish so I think you'll be ok with those guys.
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2 Clowns, 3 blue reef chromis, anthias of some kind. That is all I have so far that I know I want.
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If thats the case I agree, the clowns first, then the chromis and the anthias last.
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Nice stocking list
What kind of clowns?

Your skimmer has to "break in". How can it break in, when there are no moving parts? Various oils and other stuff from manufacturing are present on a brand new skimmer that inhibits foam from being produced up the skimmer tower. Once a slime coat is deposited inside the tower, the bubbles will take longer to climb the wall, collecting more nutrients and then being deposited inside of the collection cup instead of out into your water.

I would think it would likely do this until after you are cycled. Although I've never ran a skimmer while cycling. What is the point of doing that..?
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What kind of clowns?

Your skimmer has to "break in". How can it break in, when there are no moving parts? Various oils and other stuff from manufacturing are present on a brand new skimmer that inhibits foam from being produced up the skimmer tower. Once a slime coat is deposited inside the tower, the bubbles will take longer to climb the wall, collecting more nutrients and then being deposited inside of the collection cup instead of out into your water.

I would think it would likely do this until after you are cycled. Although I've never ran a skimmer while cycling. What is the point of doing that..?
Running a skimmer during cycle is just for it to break in. You wouldn't want it to be releasing bubbles into your tank when you have fish inside since it's unpleasing to the eye just like diatoms. It's best to get all the eyeshade outta the way during cycle so you can enjoy your livestock later on
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