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Old 01-31-2014, 12:49 PM   #21
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I noticed if I just use that large medicine dropper ican just remove them from the surface they're on. Can I just remove them entirely and save my lemon juice? Haha.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:51 PM   #22
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I noticed if I just use that large medicine dropper ican just remove them from the surface they're on. Can I just remove them entirely and save my lemon juice? Haha.
No. You are likely just ripping them off. Any piece remaining on the rock will most likely regrow into a new one. Even a little dot of flesh. This is why you must completely burn it down to nothing with lemon juice, kalk paste or other solution.

Also be careful ripping them off. They can release spores into the water column which will grow elsewhere in your tank causing a population explosion and you won't be dealing with just one or two anymore.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:25 PM   #23
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Lol FML. Ok. Thank you. I'll stop being a cheapskate and burnem with le juice
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:29 PM   #24
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This Friday makes it officially week 5
I'm introducing my first live creatures (intentionally)
1 small emerald crab
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Everything looks good NO3 looks like it's approaching 5ppm so I'll be doing a water change this Sunday most likely Any comments or suggestions welcome.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:34 PM   #25
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Yeah. They are quite the pest and best to just eradicate them completely and correctly the first time. Once they get out of hand it is exhausting and nearly impossible to get rid of them without drastic measures.

If that happened you would pretty much need to pull out all your livestock and nuke the tank with a bottle of vinegar and start over from scratch.

Peppermint shrimp can be used to get rid of them but they are hit and miss and not worth the money IMO.
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I hope you have algae growing to keep those crabs fed/alive. Otherwise they will die and just add to the nitrates. You don't need a CUC btw if you keep nutrients in check with filtration and water changes.

Only CUC I would recommend are those that sift the sand bed and those you like to look at.
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Officially the first day of week 5 I notice the beginning of green algea on the corner glass.

My lighting it's two 55watt t5 50/50 bulbs. They come on at noon and off at 730.

Gotta do that water change and get rid of those nitrates!
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The diatoms/algea on the tonga? Branch are pretty dense. I do enjoy watching te emerald crab move around and eat Thanks dav
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:03 PM   #29
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Damsels good starter fish right? What's te max size for a damsel? My daughter loves the purple with yellow tails
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:41 PM   #30
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What size tank is this? From the pic it looks kinda small. 14 gallon biocube?

Damsels are aggressive.

Depending on tank size you may be quite limited on fish.

I would recommend looking for your favorite fish that would fit in your tank first rather than easiest because of tank size limitations.

Most smaller fish are fairly easy anyways.
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