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Old 12-17-2012, 09:07 PM   #51
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I think your levels are fine for another fish, but from what I've heard, lawnmower blennies can be a bit challenging to keep healthy. I've never kept one though, so I'm going on what I've read.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #52
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What would be my best options? I just added six hermits and six snails to try to help with my algae issues.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #53
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???? Suggestions?
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #54
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What type of algae?
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:48 PM   #55
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Cyano and green hair.......I am having power head problems. Plugged it in and it blew sand everywhere stirring the algae.
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Well, 44 gallons with a watchman goby... I personally don't consider a reef (except nano systems) complete without a clown. Excepting perhaps the largest species (maroon, clarkii) you could get a pair. Cardinals are docile and offer a change from "typical" fish shapes. I'm find of royal grammas, too. Just be sure not to add more than one or two at a time to avoid overwhelming the biofilter. Also, consider a pistol shrimp. The symbiosis between the shrimp and goby is fascinating.
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Don't point it at the sand and rearrange ur power heads to get rid of cyano
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It doesn't matter where I point the head, it just hits the glass and still pushes sand everywhere. I think I have decided that I don't know what I'm doing and the thing is somehow pushing 1300gph which it is rated for in circulation mode. Something is off. Of course I don't have the paperwork so maybe I don't have it assembled correctly for power head mode.
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In response to the clown suggestion, should I add a coral for them to host? Ive heard they aren't complete without it. If so what kind should I go for or is my Xenia sufficient? I am planning on moving my Xenia to one smaller rock and secluding it from my structure so it won't continue to spread. I'm going to let it take over one small area so it would be cool if the clowns host it since I plan on placing it in the front. I just want more action. The goby just had starting showing his face a little until my sand storm now he is back to hiding. I think I will add the pistol shrimp also. I have heard about there bonding capabilities which sounds awesome.
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In response to the clown suggestion, should I add a coral for them to host? Ive heard they aren't complete without it. If so what kind should I go for or is my Xenia sufficient? I am planning on moving my Xenia to one smaller rock and secluding it from my structure so it won't continue to spread. I'm going to let it take over one small area so it would be cool if the clowns host it since I plan on placing it in the front. I just want more action. The goby just had starting showing his face a little until my sand storm now he is back to hiding. I think I will add the pistol shrimp also. I have heard about there bonding capabilities which sounds awesome.
You don't need to add any specific coral or anemone for the clowns. There's no guarantee they'll even host it, and the clowns will be fine without it. My clown has barely noticed my big anemone, and keeps shoving her face in my frogspawn like she wants to host that. Lol. The clowns will find something to host, could be the Xenia, could be a rock. Lol.
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