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Old 07-01-2011, 08:43 PM   #41
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Ohh and another question, when I mix the new saltwater, once I get it to the correct salinity, can I fill the 125 and submerge my live rock in it? Or am I better off lettin it settle first then transfering the live rock?
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Make sure your parameters are stable first! I know youre excited but just make sure.

If you are getting clowns i'd recommend getting 2 nemos, one little one bigger. That way they can pair up easier.

My pool filter sand came in 50lb bags, I would empty half a bag at a time then rinse til clear and repeat. I almost gave up on the last bag too, I was so exhausted. LOL But I hadda have the dsb.....hopefully it pays off
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Ohh and another question, when I mix the new saltwater, once I get it to the correct salinity, can I fill the 125 and submerge my live rock in it? Or am I better off lettin it settle first then transfering the live rock?
You can put the LR in as soon as you have enough water to cover it completlely. I'd actually recommend doing that. And make sure the water temp is right too. If you have powerheads I'd put one on the keep the water circulating around the rocks.
But thats just me
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Thank you Carey if I could get a mated pair I'd be beyond excited! And I feel that other then the physical strain of setting up a big tank like this, the excitement is the worse part. I just wanna set it up and start buying fish, but I know I cant
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I'm stuck in a holding pattern myself. After loosing two fish recently I'm gun shy to add any more but I SOO wanna. LOL

Maybe your LFS can order you a mated pair, I waited about a month for a healthy ORA pair of black and white clowns. But it was so worth the wait. they are my tiniest babies, they were orange when I got them they were that small.
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Oh my you have a mated ORA pair?? Yep I'm def driving down and stealing them! I been looking at the ORA clowns they have. If you don't mind me asking how much did you pay? I don't believe I have an ORA-authorized store around me
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I paid $80 for them both, but like I said it took weeks for them to get a healthy pair, and they were beyond tiny, like .5 an inch and orange. It was very cool to watch them grow up to turn black, but their faces are still a light orange but they are young, maybe 5 months old?

I ordered an ORA spotted mandarin last week, he is supposed to come in next week sometime. I've very excited.
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Did you order them from your lfs or online? If online could I have a link??
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She ordered it to her lfs but check out live aquaria. They have mated clowns from time to time
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you don't need to buy mated clowns... just get two small clowns and one will get big and they will pair up... I have done it twice and they are awesome.
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