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Old 07-02-2006, 07:18 PM   #11
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i know,
and as of lighting, i'll get whatever lights i need.
and patience, i have lots
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If possible, I would see if you could take the damsels back to the LFS. If you keep them in the tank, they tend to get very territorial (especially since they were the first fish in there). As far as cycling goes, you are better off using live rock. If you want to set up a reef, you are going to need that anyway. Assuming you use enough (1.5 - 2 pounds per gallon), it will handle you biological filtration too.
If you are planning on keeping corals, the flame angel is probably not a good choice--they tend to eat corals. With dwarf angels, you can sometimes get lucky and have one that doesn't, but you may want to consider a different choice there.
For a list of corals, you can keep anything you're interested in. The question would be whether you want to go with very high light corals or more moderate lighting. Either way, you can have a very colorful tank. If money is not much of an issue, you may want to look into metal halide fixtures. That sort of lighting would allow you to keep pretty much any corals.
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cool, thanks for the info
those damsels will be getting out when the tank is cycled
i talked to my hobby shop and they told me that it wasn't good to add rock until its done cycling cause it will kill all the bacteria off the rock.
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[quote="kawasakizx636"]those damsels will be getting out when the tank is cycled.


Please go to the articles above and read about the right way to cycle which is a fishless cycle. The way you are doing it is inhumane.
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Agreed with melosu. And so you know, when you add the liverock its going to set off ammonia in your tank anyways, as some of it dies off. The bacteria just need water to survive. A cycling tank will not harm it. Add in live rock, take the damsels back, and you'll be much better off. Your cycle will go much much quicker (2 fish in 46 gallons is going to make for a slooooooow cycle) and you won't be potentially killing the fish off to cycle the tank...which liverock will do much better at anyways.

I don't know about your hobby shop, but so far it doesn't seem as if they've been giving you the best advice...
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take the damsels back, and you'll be much better off. Your cycle will go much much quicker
Yeah, try to catch a few damsels with some LR in the tank. That will provide your co-workers with a few hours of entertainment! I agree, the LR will help the cycle along nicely.
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also i have notice some little white things moving around on the peaces of rock that i got from my shop. They gave me a handfull of the stuff from the bottom of there tank to get my cycle started. I don't know what these things are, i'm thinking maybe there small shrimp. but there really, really small. I seen some a little bigger and they have some black spots on them. Does anyone know what these are????
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Sounds like they could be pods, can you get a pic of the larger ones?
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All i'm asking is if someone can give me a couple list of fishes and corals that i can put in my tank.
That's the really fun part, picking out stock, but it's very important to listen to what people are telling you here. It will keep you from killing whatever you do end up putting in your tank. You do need to exert patience while your tank cycles. While you're waiting, research the fish you like.

And take those poor damsels back!
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