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Old 01-21-2013, 12:48 AM   #71
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A clown can stake out most of a 29 pretty fast. I'd wait about 4-5 days and see what your tests show. If all is good another fish should be okay to add. I wouldn't wait to long or he may be upset that he has to share his space!
Oh yeah, I never thought about the clown becoming aggressive to new guys. Hm, well I'll continue to test and make sure it's all good he's a nutty little guy lol

And how do you keep down on nitrates? I have a skimmer to skim the crap out before it turns into nitrates and I've been meaning to get chaeto (I have caulerpa in my fuge now), and 5g pwcs weekly but what else can I do because eventually I'd like corals and 10-20 nitrates isn't acceptable

And what other fish would you recommend for this tank?
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To keep the nitrates down the culerpa will do fine. You'll also want to clean your mechanical pads once a week in tap water followed by a quick rinse in RO to remove any chlorine. Other than that just under feed and don't keep more than three fish. As far as choosing fish it's really up to you. My favorite is the cleaner wrasse but they're so hard to keep. Mine lasted about 5 years but it took a lot of work in the beginning. There's so many choices. I'd probably just add a sand sifting goby and a royal gramma but the options are endless. I think a skunk cleaner shrimp is the best thing anyone can add to a tank. Those guys are awesome.
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To keep the nitrates down the culerpa will do fine. You'll also want to clean your mechanical pads once a week in tap water followed by a quick rinse in RO to remove any chlorine. Other than that just under feed and don't keep more than three fish. As far as choosing fish it's really up to you. My favorite is the cleaner wrasse but they're so hard to keep. Mine lasted about 5 years but it took a lot of work in the beginning. There's so many choices. I'd probably just add a sand sifting goby and a royal gramma but the options are endless. I think a skunk cleaner shrimp is the best thing anyone can add to a tank. Those guys are awesome.
Cool, sounds good

I've been reading a lot about people keeping cherub angels in nano/biocubes. They seem pretty cool and I was thinking about adding one last. I know it's possible they may nip at some corals, but from what other people were saying, it hardly happens, or not at all.

I those guys too! I think I'll add a little CUC once I get my diatom bloom, I don't wanna get them and have them starve because there's nothing to eat.

Can't wait to start looking at corals too that's a little while away though lol
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Looking forward to seeing this tank evolve
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Looking forward to seeing this tank evolve
Thanks, I'm really happy with the way it's going so far
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Thanks, I'm really happy with the way it's going so far
Then maybe a video?
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Then maybe a video?
Lol, sure ill upload one today. Not much to see yet, but okay
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Lol, sure ill upload one today. Not much to see yet, but okay
Cool! I like to see progress. And it's good to keep a time line. It also helps others when they start.
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Cool! I like to see progress. And it's good to keep a time line. It also helps others when they start.
It's publishing now

Once I get my nitrates consistently low, what do you recommend as the absolute easiest coral out there? I'd need a I should start testing for alkalinity, calcium and what else?
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Here it is, kinda blurry, I did HD and it was crystal clear when I watched it before I uploaded, but you get the idea
Edit-gotta find the right link lol.

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