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Old 01-05-2003, 01:19 PM   #11
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i dont beleve zephr was talking about a cleaner shrimp. If you read the livestock list on the first post in this thread, you will see she doesnt have a cleaner, she has a coral banded shrimp. Coral banded shrimp can be killers, however, not all of them are. I have a pair of them and have no problems, however my uncle had one, and it tryed to kill anything it could get its hands (pinchers) on.

As far as the tang comment, I belive zephr was following the ol "1 tang per 100 gallons" guideline. (notice I said guideline, not rule) This is basically just a matter of opinion. Tangs are very active swimmers and they need lots of room to swim. Its just a matter of opinion how much room they need. Its like having a dog, when you tie it up what size chain are you going to put it on? 30 gallons for a tang might be like a three foot chain on a rotwieler. Seems kinda cruel to me. That JMO. Everyone has their own, and I dont belive in fish keeping rules.
Ok im done now.
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Old 01-05-2003, 10:38 PM   #12
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Hey Michael, they problem was not what was in his tank,he wanted advise on the Algea.
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Hey Zephyr HOW BIG ARE YOUR CLEANER SHRIMP IN AUSTRALIA ?
lol okay then. at my LFS there are 2 coral banded and they are bigger than the clownfish there, and if u watch them they try to get the clowns, and sum1 at this forum told me they will eat ur clownfish?!
oh well, my advice was a little negitive and far fectched due to un tru advice laid before me.
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Old 01-20-2003, 07:07 PM   #15
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Algea Gone

The algea is now gone, I just cleaned it off with a brand new sponge - it has not returned.
But for some reason, all my fish died off.
It was not because of the sponge because it happened several days later.
I did notice the fish were acting odd for several days before they died(well before I cleaned the tank sides with the sponge), and the tang had a brownish splotch on its side.
The other inhabitants were not affected at all.
Temperature: 78
SG: 1.021
Nitrate: 0
Nitrite: 0
Ammonia: 0
PH: 7.9
I am still going to get coral - I need to figure out what types of coral to get.
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Old 01-20-2003, 07:13 PM   #16
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What kind of sponge? If it is the type you would by at the grocery store, they can be treated with chemicals and soaps. This may explain your fish death.
Is there anything left alive in your tank? Before you get coral you may want to get the ph up a bit. About 8.2-8.4.
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I bought the sponge from the store.
I thout if I used a new one that had not been used before, there wouldn't be any problems.
I guess it wasn't such a good idea after all
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huh? I dont get it.
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Hey Michael, they problem was not what was in his tank,he wanted advise on the Algea.
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Also, is this a good setup?
50 gallon glass tank with stand
hagen fluval 304 canister filter
red sea protien skimmer(hang-on)
40 lbs of live sand/ 40 lbs reef sand
I am currently using 2 single tube normal output fluorescent hoods(better than nothing, right?) until I get a more powerful light.
I have not gotten a heater yet, because I have not determined what wattage to get.

What would a good light to get be?
(I want to get a light good enough to get most coral.)
(I don't want to get a metal-halide)
Is there any other equiptment I need?

I have the following Inhabitants;
8 damsels, 1 yellow tang, 2 clownfish, 4 snails, 1 coral banded shrimp.

I would appreciate any other advice for a begginer(my only other experience is freshwater).
It appears to me that he wanted any advice for a beginner, not just on algae.
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i think it means that the coral bandeds catch fish while they are sleeping (do they sleep?!?!?)
ems503, i do not try to make jokes about your culture, nor anything else i might find stupid about americans. please give me the same respect that i give to you and everyone else on this site.
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wow....wondering where the cultural comments came from...or the fact americans can be stupid....I think you may be interpreting comments in the wrong way.

I do not see where anyone was attacking you personally....chill a bit.
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