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Old 08-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #41
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My wife didn't want me to clean the sand because we have a newborn and she thought it would take up too much time. I have to do what the boss says.

I should receive the new sand by Tuesday. I guess I'll wait till I get the sand to add everything else. I just don't know how bad it would be to have 3 yellow tangs, 1 sailfin Tang, 1 Blue hippo, 1 Foxface, 4 clown fish, 1 Lawn mower blenny, 1 bicolor blenny, 2 Chromis, 1 Damsel and 1 mandarin Goby all in my 90.

They've all been in there since Monday and I've seen some of them fight for territory. I don't know if its better to switch them to the 180 and have them deal with the sand or leave them in the 90 and have them fight for space?
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:23 PM   #42
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Yikes...that's a lot of fish. you can add sand safely with livestock in the tank. It must be done carefully though..and personally, I'd rather not.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #43
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Ok then I'll try to be patient.


Here's my 90.


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Old 08-20-2013, 12:39 AM   #44
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Is a calcium reactor necessary?
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:41 PM   #45
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I don't use one. Some people do. calcium and other trace elements must be replenished somehow. I do it with large water changes.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #46
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Can someone suggest a good heater with a small footprint so that I can fit it inside my sump?
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:59 PM   #47
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Here's what I have so far. The water is still cloudy because the sand I got is real fine.



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Old 08-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #48
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Looks great. The sand took what seemed like forever to settle in mine. The foxface looks huge!
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:58 PM   #49
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Thanks, is a UV sterilizer necessary? This tank came with one but I'm not sure if I want to use it or not. What are the benefits?
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It kills things that are suspended in the water column. Not recommended for reefs because it kills pods and such.
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