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Old 05-05-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
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Friend started a 75gal. up a week added corals etc.?

My friend started a 75gal Reef tank it has been up for a month. He has no protein skimmer. He has PC, Wet/Dry, DSB, LR, He has 3 clams, frogspawn, fox coral, mushrooms etc. I have told him to give the tank time b4 he started to stock as I did with my tank. He lost 10 fish already due to ick and already added a lionfish and maroon clownfish. Do you think that it is possible since he is feisty and can't wait that everything will survive??
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:06 AM   #2
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He also has 50lb live rock I told him he needs more, He used that CYCle to cycle the tank. He does everything too fast he wants it to flourish over night.
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:48 AM   #3
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I would be shocked if he did not experience more losses in the near future before letting the tank mature. Not a good approach imo.
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:51 AM   #4
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it has been doing good 4 a month I am suprised the corals ESP the clams are surviving
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:59 AM   #5
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you need to talk some sense into that friend of yours......
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:56 AM   #6
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its my understanding that clams die rather slowly if they don't have the right lighting and a mature tank (assuming the acclimation was proper...a bad acclimation will outright kill anything)
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:19 PM   #7
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Heres the best advice anyone could ever possibly give you - walk up to your friend, slap them round the face and yell at 'em "slow down, moron, your adding things too fast" - it might work !?

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Old 05-07-2005, 12:33 AM   #8
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He now just added after his tank had a bought with ICK a small eel, and a small yellow tang the lionfish already ate the maroon clown. Do you think the clams will survive? He really can't do anything now to save what he has correct?
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:28 AM   #9
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I think this is going to be a very expensive and frustrating hobby for your frind.
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:27 AM   #10
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I think he will lose most everything and either learn or quit.
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