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Old 07-20-2011, 11:41 AM   #11
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Tank looks good, looks like some quality live rock you got there.
Checked one place and was going to come back to buy the rock from them that afternoon. A little latter, I stumbled on this store and thought I would check it out. He had great rock at what seemed like a good price. Bought about 20 lbs of LR and 10 lbs of BR all for about $150.00. {Man, this is an expensive sport} hehehehe
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:48 AM   #12
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Yeah it is LOL. I have over 200lbs of rock in my 125g alone, luckily I had some established rock from my 55g so I went with alot of base rock. It's only been a short time and you almost can't tell the difference anymore.

Just wait for the lighting, now thats some sticker shock lol
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:57 AM   #13
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LOL on the sticker shock for lighting. Being an electrical contractor I know what LED cost. At the same time, I better not skimp on lighting in my business. LOL
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Knowing I have a bit of time before I start with the livestock I figure now is a good time to learn how to introduce them. Anyone have some links that would give me a good class on it? (Ten bucks says Carey will) LOL
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:21 PM   #15
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lol. Introduce what, livestock? And unfortunately I'm not the queen of links, just for hardware. hehe I shopped ALOT for all my tanks so I'm kinda familair with alot of the gear.
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Yes, livestock. Fresh water were easy but I haven't a clue how to add fish and coral to a saltwater tank.
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The coral is easy, when your water is all good and you have lights needed then its just a matter of picking out ones that you like and putting them in the proper location in the tank.

Since you just started I would add livestock slowly. I generally add a small cuc (cleanup crew) first then add a fish or two. If youre after clowns they might be a good first set of fish to add.

With my SW fish I temp acclimate for a good 20-30 min then put them into a separate container to which I add tank water every few minutes for about 2 hours. If the water fills up the bag/container then just dump some and keep adding. You want the bag/container to be mostly your tank water when you move the fish. And never ever put the fish stores water into your tank, just net or scoop the fish and add it.

Thats fish adding 101, carey style LOL

When I add inverts like shrimo I usually go for over 2 hours as they are very very sensitive.

Hope that helped.

As a side note, in my FW tanks, I float for 20-30 min for temp then do the same thing with a container but only do it for about an hour. I havent lost a fish yet due to bad acclimation in any of my tanks. I may be going overboard, but better safe than sorry
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Great info Carey. That is exactly what I was looking for.
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Our family is growing. Meet Abbott and Costello. Since they are clown fish I figure that is a good name. But, I may need to change it to George Burns and Gracie Allen in a couple of months. While they are both males right now, the larger one will turn into a female once it establishes its dominance.
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Our family is growing. Meet Abbott and Costello. Since they are clown fish I figure that is a good name. But, I may need to change it to George Burns and Gracie Allen in a couple of months. While they are both males right now, the larger one will turn into a female once it establishes its dominance.
I have been over ruled. Since these are my wife's birthday present she has chosen Lucy and Dezi. I guess it is hard to argue. Don't think you find any better clowns then those two.
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