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Old 03-30-2011, 08:01 PM   #11
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Thx for the replies. It's still a wip/ learning experience for me. Would any1 know what the clear white string is coming from the sortie. I just got home today and it's seems to have more.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:46 PM   #12
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Coulda been eating or excreting( nice way to say pooping). I am not sure though, I don't know if they do that. Some do though
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:59 PM   #13
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It's like a net of clear string. Really weird. Sum1 help! Just want to know if it's normal
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:30 PM   #14
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:37 PM   #15
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Hi there. did i see right that your nitrates are zero? Also, yes the tang is supposed to be in a 6ft or larger tank, they actually need ALOT of swimming room. I just got my 2nd SW setuo, a 55g and trust me I would LOVE a tang. part of the reason I got another tank. But unfortunately I dont' feel right in putting him in a four foot long tank, it wouldnt be right for the fish.

Please bear in mind the fish store will tell you what you want to hear to make a sale. Think how much you paid for the tang....fish store guy doesnt care if it gets stunted or catches a disease he got your $$ already. I've also read where a tang is more susceptible to varied diseases when kept in small enclosures. Just some food for thought.

With your current stocking i'm not sure you can really get anymore fish, maybe a mate for your clown but you seem pretty packed full already.

As far as the string coming from the leather, mine currently is doing the same thing. long sringy thing blowing with the water flow. He looks very healthy so I figured I'd give it a few days.
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What's it on again? A sortie? I'm not familiar with them....is sortie short for something?
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Wait! I just saw two other threads specifically about this! How many do you have? And why the need for multiple threads on the same subject?
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:54 PM   #18
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What's it on again? A sortie? I'm not familiar with them....is sortie short for something?
Softy is a soft coral such as a mushroom, Xenia, or leather coral. They usually don't need a high light source or high flow. They are usually very easy to frag and a great beginner coral.
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is that bad nitrates are 0 carey? thought thats what they are suposed to be; along with nitrite n amon,,,
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Usually there are some nitrates, it shows that the cycle is complete as thats the last stage of bacteria. You def need ammon and trites at 0.

Did you just do a big pwc and test?
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