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Old 10-31-2012, 03:00 PM   #281
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Check Craigslist for fish and cuc. Perhaps somebody is tearing down a tank
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:37 PM   #282
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My tank is 50 gal. No sump. I'll do a water change tonight.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:33 PM   #283
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My tank is 50 gal. No sump. I'll do a water change tonight.
Jmo get trates down a bit then add fish if you added fish now pwc will be hard to get trates down because fish will obviously add ammonia which will convert to nitrate making it even harder imo do 50% waterchange that should cut trates in half then add fish feed sparingly at first also a nitrate reactor might be a good idea since you dont have fugi
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #284
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Ok guys. Tomorrows the day. I just want to confirm that hermit crabs won't harm my fish the way emeralds would, right? When I go to the lfs should I ask them to feed the clowns in front of me? Is that necessary? And if they're both small can they be the same size or should I try to get one bigger than the other? Small ocells are on special for $8.99 woot woot!
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #285
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Yeah I would have them feed them in front of you but that's cheap for the clown fish cause where I live they are $20.00
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:47 AM   #286
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Excuse me while I play catchup. Largely without Internet right now.
Wrasse is one syllable, pronounced much like the alternate word for a donkey.
I have a six lined wrasse and he has never touched a bristle work to my knowledge. But please please please keep in mind that bristle worms are GOOD. Not just that, they're grrrreeat!! The single most beneficial organism you can have in your tank other than bacteria. They are the most efficient members of your cleanup crew. They may not be as pretty as an electric blue legged hermit crab but they are far more useful. You just have to take the time to appreciate their unique beauty. Don't think of them as worms, think of them as fuzzy caterpillars of the ocean. And learn to love them!
Two clowns and a bunch of inverts should be fine. Most hermits you find are safe. Avoid the giant ones for obvious reasons.
With clowns, always "try" to get one larger than the other. Best bet is to get the largest and the smallest in a tank.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #287
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Alright guys. So I picked up 2 nemos and 4 baby blue leg scavenging hermits all of which are currently drip acclimating. Fish and crabs in separate buckets. I planning on allowing them to drip for about an hour. Is that enough?
I wanna thank macdracor, beengirl, obscurereef and everyone else for all there help along the way. It's been a crazy two months and its only thanks to all you guys that I'm actually at this point now. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #288
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Alright so I netted everyone any put them in the tank but then realized that despite doing a quick drip the tank water is a little warmer than the water in the bucket. I think I probably should have re-temp matched them in a bag. Hopefully everyone will be okay.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:02 PM   #289
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They should be.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:58 AM   #290
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You're welcome for the help- that's why we're here!! you could repay us be posting some pics of your new babies!! Lol.
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