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Old 12-18-2012, 10:27 AM   #61
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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.
My clown sleeps in the corner of my glass. She gets about halfway up and swims straight down in the corner.

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I'm still confused on my power head situation. Is there any way to assemble it incorrectly that would make it blow harder? This thing stirs up everything regardless where I put it. I tried one corner directing toward the diagonal corner which is furthest away. It runs right down the glass and blows sand everywhere. Someone suggested a 600gph. That's what mine is rated but it is obviously too powerful. Just don't want to buy another if I have done something wrong.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:45 PM   #63
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How should I acclimate my new tang
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:48 PM   #64
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Drip acclimate over a long time. Tangs get ich really easily and need the least amount of stress possible.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:49 PM   #65
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The best way to acclimate a tang is the best way to acclimate anything. Turn the tank light off. Set the new fish in its bag in the water. Add 1/4 cup of tank water to the bag every 10 minutes for 1 hour. Then net the tang out of the bag. Leave the light off for an additional two hours.
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44 is a bit small for a tang. Just my two cents. The cramped quarters will cause a lot of stress.
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44 is a bit small for a tang. Just my two cents. The cramped quarters will cause a lot of stress.
Agreed. +1 on tank size. Tangs really need at least 90 gallons to be somewhat happy.
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Lfs said the yellow tang would be fine at that size until it got exceptionally bigger which I plan on having a larger tank once I learn the ropes and would move it then. I'm an hour away and home now. What should I do?
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Well what size of a tang? Haha
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Lfs said the yellow tang would be fine at that size until it got exceptionally bigger which I plan on having a larger tank once I learn the ropes and would move it then. I'm an hour away and home now. What should I do?
Turn the tank light off, put the bag in the tank, and add 1/4 cup of tank water every 10 minutes for an hour. Then net the tang into the tank. Leave the light off for at least 2 hours after releasing him.
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