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Old 06-11-2011, 01:07 PM   #11
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I am thinking on returning the pencil urchin. My main question on them r do they snack on corals? I have heard that they might.....great list by the way. I will def look into them. Also is a flam angel reef safe? And will my tank(48" l x12" dx 24"x) Suffice for a butterfly fish?
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:27 PM   #12
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I am thinking on returning the pencil urchin. My main question on them r do they snack on corals? I have heard that they might.....great list by the way. I will def look into them. Also is a flam angel reef safe? And will my tank(48" l x12" dx 24"x) Suffice for a butterfly fish?
The pencil urchin will harm corals but mainly eats algae,but it is destructive moving around.In my experience the flame angel will start nipping on corals after awhile.Some people say they haven't had that problem with theirs,so I guess it is hit and miss. My understanding is that all Butterfly fish are not reef compatible.
Google Liveaquaria.com ,you will find good info there as far as compatibility of fish and invert and coral facts.
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The only reason I got the pencil urchin was for him to go to town on the hair algae that I got. And let me tell you... I have hardly any algae in my tank because of him lol. I do plan on selling him back to the lfs after I start getting more corals. Now I have been looking at getting a main fish for my tank... So far it is the fox face rabbit fish, or a flame angel fish.
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My local petco actually has decent quality. By that I mean the fish/corals are taken care of. The guy who takes care of them has an 800 gallon reef tank. How he manages that on a petco employee budget I do not know, but he really loves the fish. He convinced his employer to dish out some extra cash for VHO lighting for the corals O_o

So yea...not all petcos are terrible. He referred me to the LFS I go to now though haha.

Did you say he charges the same for frags of different sizes? If so I guess it's best to wait until he has a giant frag. Odd that he himself doesn't do any fragging though...it's pretty straightforward especially for some softies, sps.
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Some angelfish are okay with reefs. They find the soft tree like ones unpalatable in many cases.
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My local petco actually has decent quality. By that I mean the fish/corals are taken care of. The guy who takes care of them has an 800 gallon reef tank. How he manages that on a petco employee budget I do not know, but he really loves the fish. He convinced his employer to dish out some extra cash for VHO lighting for the corals O_o

So yea...not all petcos are terrible. He referred me to the LFS I go to now though haha.

Did you say he charges the same for frags of different sizes? If so I guess it's best to wait until he has a giant frag. Odd that he himself doesn't do any fragging though...it's pretty straightforward especially for some softies, sps.
There are two petco where I live... And man do they very. One is super bad.... And the other is not to bad. But yeah my lfs he does not really frag them. The only ones he does frag himself is Toadstool and button polyps.( charging $37 for a frag the size of a quarter.) I'm really thinking on just saving the money till I can do a bulk buy off a website to get free shipping. $140 - $250 can buy you allot of coral frags from an online store.
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Well I just picked up a Kenya tree the other day. So far everything is going amazing. I do have a question. I frayed some green star polyp from my friends tank. Well It has been in my tank now for about 4 days... it has not opened up yet. I do have significantly more lighting on my tank then my friend. Is this causing them to not open up?
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