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Old 09-08-2008, 03:54 PM   #41
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You will have to test your water. When you start getting nitrAtes you should do a PWC. You will really have to figure out a schedule based on your tank. Some folks do a PWC every two weeks. Some, once a month. I do mine 1 a month, but I have a very small bioload in my 55 (2 fish).
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:03 PM   #42
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Well I was planning on adding about 4 or 5 fish in my FOWLR 2 clowns 1 yellow tang 1 algae blennie, some more critter since mine where with the LR i might add a few more especially snails I only have one.... and i am going to see on 1 coral beauty or flame angel seen i am not doing coral yet when I do I will sell off the Dawf Angels but thats not for sure yet, I am still going to wait on getting them until my levels are good first....
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oh just to add I am using regular tap water in our water system they add flouride in our water systems no ammonia or cholrine....
I work in a county water dept and I can pretty well guarantee that they are adding ammonia and chlorine. Not all water treatment plants are the same but those two are basically a must. I have a link I want to send you but it`s at home. I`ll send it tonite.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:50 PM   #44
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I work in a county water dept and I can pretty well guarantee that they are adding ammonia and chlorine. Not all water treatment plants are the same but those two are basically a must. I have a link I want to send you but it`s at home. I`ll send it tonite.
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Tank, you may want to take a look at the link below and rethink your stocking options.
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Tank, you may want to take a look at the link below and rethink your stocking options.
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I have a few question about my stock and about just stock in general....

oh an about beginner fish like here

The beginner fish that they offer are pretty much the same stock i picked out almost ......

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You are on the right track, but you need to look at the minimum tank size requirement.
Pick some fish the you are interested in (hint, no tangs) and post up, we can go from there.
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I have spent hours searching for fish that will thrive in a 46gallon 3' long tank and there really isn't much Its amazing how much more fish you can have in a 4' or 5' long tank because of the swimming room. Size of my tank was a big deciding factor to go Reef because most FOWLR fish or at least the cool ones IMO need a 100g or larger tank. Granted there are some that do ok in a 75g because its 4' long I believe. I have a clownfish, 3-stripe damsel,blue devil damsel, orange spot goby,Pistol shrimp,Cleaner shrimp, fromia milleporella red starfish(may be mispelled) 2 fighting conches and 2 turbo snails, 5 astrea, and a bunch of nassarius snails-too many to count. There are other options but not many. The invertabrates and corals are the star attractions really.
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My 70g tank is on day 19. The NH3 is 0. The NO2 is between .8 and 1.6 and the NO3 is 20 - 50. These levels have not changed in over 1 week. The LFS guy says I should not have NO2 and NO3 at the same time. Is this accurate? Should I do a PWC or wait longer?
I have 80 lbs of base rock and one piece of LR. I have a 6" DSB of 2" each of crushed coral, arragonite and LS.
Any suggestions? - Even if the suggestion is to be patient. Thanks.
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