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Old 07-23-2013, 09:39 PM   #161
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I couldn't help myself! I took the trip to Houston to the semi-local fish store all prepared to buy 2 black and white clowns. When I got there they were all in separate tanks so I only bought one. All of the posts I read people always talk about having 2. Now I'm second guessing myself and wondering if I should run down to the local Petco and get another clown ( or two?). They don't have black and white but they do have black n white saddlebacks and the "regular" orange and white clowns.

I also got a teeny- tiny yellow watchman goby, already named Paul Blart , 2 turbo snails and a cleaner shrimp.

They are all acclimating right now. Do I need to make a run to town for another clown?

Not exactly sure what to do here! Help!
Your petco has saltwater fish!!?!? Lucky
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:17 PM   #162
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No, you don't have to get a second right away. I'm not too sure about the different breeds, but you can add the one you have now and add another later. The most important thing I could recommend is when you do add a second (presuming the same breed) be sure that it is smaller than the one you have now. For 2 reasons, the larger will become dominant. It will become the female if it isn't already, and if you get a smaller clown, there is a better chance it will still be a male. Once they become female, they can't change to male again. I hope I'm not being confusing.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:19 PM   #163
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Only 3 small tanks. Not many fish at all. I've seen the same 15 fish there for weeks now. But I'm glad to know there is a place for basic supplies. It is a major trip for me to drive to Houston.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:53 PM   #164
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Paul Blart is happily sifting sand. He looks tiny in this big tank!
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:02 AM   #165
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Quick question why you guys keep your temp so high 78-72. I cry when my tank reach 78. I try to stay between 73-75 hi 76.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:55 AM   #166
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Ideal temp for a reef tank is 80-82. I have read that actually you would see better growth with a slightly higher temp as opposed to cooler waters but i am not too sure of that. If you have any corals I highly recommend increasing your temp (do it slowly over a few days at least) I keep mine at 80...
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:05 AM   #167
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So you are telling me that 80-82 is good wow that's news to me what about the fishes most fishes will not like that 80-82 for a long period of time I would like for you to send me that reading that says a reef tank should be between 80-82 I would love to read it. This is my tank lights are set that if tank reach 78 lights out I don't let my tank pass 78. All corals started from 1"-2".

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Old 07-24-2013, 02:13 AM   #168
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To be honest I googled it when I first set up my tank and it found to be a much debated topic - however out of the many, many websites and forums and books that I read the majority leaned towards 80 so I have been going with that ever since. The most common temps I found was 78 in winter and 82 in summer. I am not saying its gospel in fact I would welcome any other advice if I have been doing it wrong all this time!
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:17 AM   #169
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For most fish that we keep in a reef tank is recommended
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:20 AM   #170
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Sorry IPhone lol most of the fish we keep in reef tanks it is recommended for them to be at 72-78 and now think bout this summer it's 98 in your house and you keep you tank at 80-82 now plus that 98 in your home what temp you think your tank will be at. No chiller.
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