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Old 03-07-2009, 10:18 PM   #21
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ive been thinking alot about a cuc lately. im not sure what is and isnt safe. ill be getting all the fish as juvi's.

what i will be getting:
large skunk cleaner shrimp
pincussion urchin
longspine urchin
turbo snails
nassi sanils
bittle star

What idk about:
hermits
"open" crabs (like emerald or whatever)
fan worms
banded coral shrimp

also, any other suggestions?
one more thing, how were those test results, thoughts?
and is 3 shrimp do do the cycle too much?
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:40 PM   #22
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new results for today:
nitrate: 120 mg/l
ammonia: 1.0 mg/l
nitrite: above 10 mg/l (higher than the tester goes)
alkalinity: 300 kh
ph:7.8
salinity: 1.028 (ill be adjusting that later)
temp: 80 F

can someone help me analize these compaired to yesterdays?
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:45 PM   #23
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cycle finished! only cuc for a while will be one urchin because of the amount of algea. i have lots of diatoms or whatever that rusty brown stuff is called.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:40 PM   #24
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Sounds like your doing good. I might have missed it and probably did but what were the pvc at the bottom of your substrate for? Tanks looking good, cant wait for pics with your fish in it.
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it helps create a dead waterspace which supposably makes bacteria gorw like wildfire and gets rid of nitrates. some love it, others say its outdated. im just taking a wack at it =]
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:42 PM   #26
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it helps create a dead waterspace which supposably makes bacteria gorw like wildfire and gets rid of nitrates. some love it, others say its outdated. im just taking a wack at it =]

Was gonna ask you the same thing... Thanks!!

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Old 03-15-2009, 08:40 PM   #27
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lol, i see youre form new york, you know peter mannino on the islanders, im good friends with his cousin, he played good today. won 2-4 against the flames.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:29 PM   #28
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wow the tanks plans have changed! now i have a flame angel, a pair of clarkii, and a tomini tang.
cuc includes a variety of nassi snails, turbo snails, serpent star, brittle star, pincushion urchin and a measly hermit.
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nassi snail


detritus build up on power head


pair o' clarkii clowns!


horrible pic of my flame


nearly impossible to get a good pic of this guy!


shows the colors a little better...


there ya go! i should be getting some t-5's soon so ill take all new pics then!
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well, as many know, the fish didnt make it past a few weeks. but, the tank know has a chromis and abbot 10 different corals. but now i need help on my stocklist. im in fairytail land with my ideas now so i need some help. so heres what i want and i need help slimming the list down
3 blue green chromis
2 occy clowns*
2 bangaii cardinals
1 midas blenny*
1 pink spot watchmen goby
2 bar gobies
1 flame angel*
*starred items are the ones that are most wanted. flexible with the rest.
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Edit: also, i may be getting a fuge to help out w/ my bioload.
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might want to trim down the amount of gobys you have in the tank. If you decide to keep them all make sure you put them in at the same time and have plenty of rock work for them to make burrows and hiding spots. Also watch out for dwarf angels. They can be coral terrorizers.
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