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Old 11-25-2012, 11:15 AM   #11
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Although I agree a deep sand bed is not totally required I would recommend it.
Since you are already set up adding more sand will most likely make a mess and possibly create additional stress on your critters.

If your interested in finding more about deep sand beds just Google it, there is a ton of info out there.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #12
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Well I got up this morning and my damsel was a goner. It was fine yesterday. I need to get a test kit soon. Well at least it wasn't a fifty dollar fish d:-(
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:42 PM   #13
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Sorry that you lost the damsel. I don't know how those gobies are still living . If they pass too, don't get more fish, just do a fishless cycle (by adding table shrimp and letting it decay).
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #14
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Bummer, sorry to hear. I would wait until the cycle is completely finished before adding more fish.
Good luck with the govt, hope it makes it through the cycle.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:52 PM   #15
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Goby not govt... Stupid spell check
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #16
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You mentioned setting up a 4' square for another tank. Please research fishless cycling before you do. It's way more kind to the fish and you can do a much more strong cycle due to higher nitrogen levels.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:31 PM   #17
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You have a handful at this point. You should seriously consider getting a very strong CUC a master reef test kit and live rock, dry, cured, anything really, and embrace the worms, lol, unless they are eunice.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #18
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I agree. I'm not buying anything else before it cycles. I'm just hard headed.
I need a ro/di setup and a good light before I get too serious. And a test kit. But I'm still closer than I have been before. Next time I will be ready
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:28 PM   #19
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Oh yeah what's a cuc and what worms are you talking about?
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:55 PM   #20
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So sorry- CUC= clean up crew, usually consists of peanut worms, bristle worms, sand sifting star fish, small crustaceans and inverts. I know a lot of people buy CUC, but honestly if you have a good saltwater lfs and you ask them and look closely at the live rock for "hitch hikers" you can usually get your CUC from your live rock, and once your tank is cycled to where you are past the diatoms you can get a cleaner shrimp or any other type of crustacean or invert that suits your set up, you're getting there, just jumped the gun a little
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