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Old 01-31-2013, 12:04 AM   #21
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Okay sweet sounds good, what's your opinion on Damsels aren't they kind of aggressive?
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:43 AM   #22
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Im going to save you a lot of time.......I made that mistake. They are easily the most aggressive. I had to remove all my rocks just to get the buggers out. They will attack anything they think is a threat. When I introduced my first cleaner shrimp the damsel tore him in half before he hit the rocks. They are a pain in the butt. If your looking to have just damsels then that's fine but they will kill the weakest ones. Incredibly hard to catch.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:21 AM   #23
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Holy cow that's rough, the kicker is that just the other day the lfs "salesman" told me that they were pretty docile! Sure glad I'm getting good info from people with real experience!
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:33 PM   #24
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Some damsels can be aggressive like a neon damsel. But there are some less aggressive ones like scott/azure damsels, I have these along with a couple of blue devil Fijis in my 125 with no issues at all. Remember one persons bad experience might not be another's. However, just keep doing what your doing by asking these questions.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:45 AM   #25
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Right my marine setup cost about umm £50!! Buy a full setup cheap off ebay or someone then take the live stock the skimmer filter etc then go and sell the tank and stand spare cash then waaaaalaaa !!
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:02 AM   #26
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Okay guys today is the day I actually set up the tank! I'm using RO water. Just wondering but what order should I do this? LR/LS/water? Or water/LR/LS?
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #27
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Do LS LR water. When putting water in use a paper or plastic plate just above to sand so it wont disturb the sand. The reason I say LR next is because of water displacement. If you add it after water is in you could cause overflow. Make sure to make the saltwater before putting it in. Instead of mixing it in the tank
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I would skip the sump and protein skimmer and buy dry rock and sand from an online source. Toss in a cocktail shrimp and the cycle begins. Weekly water changes and reasonable feeding/maintenance will keep you fine, providing you don't overstock.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #29
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Thanks guys! I'm planning on doing the shrimp trick, and also in relation to mixing the salt prior to putting it in the tank I do not have enough five gallon buckets so would it hurt the LR or LS if I mixed it once in the tank?
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It might kill some things that are living on it. I would mix a little at a time then. It's been out of the water this long.
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