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Old 04-20-2014, 10:39 AM   #131
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It might be ok. I would still want to rule out detectable ammonia though.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:50 AM   #132
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Any ideas on how to hang my Tao light fixture? I don't have any wall studs in close proximity to the tank. The tank sits on my dresser. Any ideas?
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Can you attach something to the back of the dresser? Google "stand for aquarium light". Then click on "images". There are a lot of good ideas...
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #134
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Can you attach something to the back of the dresser? Google "stand for aquarium light". Then click on "images". There are a lot of good ideas...

The back of the dresser is that 1/8" thin flimsy plywood.

Second question: would a mandarin survive as an only fish? My lfs sells copepods in 6, 12, and16 ounce sizes so feeding wouldn't be a problem.
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No way. An average mandarin can eat a bottle of pods a day. It's going to cost you more than it's worth.
Unless of course it's eating prepared foods. I wouldn't count on this though.
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How does one go about "training" them on other foods? Live aquaria says they will eat mysis and brine also.
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Mine will eat brine shrimp, mysis are too big ! He started by picking off my sun coral and now will eat any he sees! I did not train him at all he probaly started out of desperation
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It might be ok. I would still want to rule out detectable ammonia though.

Should I add another shrimp and test everyday to make sure the ammonia spikes?
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You could simply add some pure ammonia, then see how long it takes for it to become undetectable.
About the mandarin and eating prepared foods, it's definitely uncommon. Don't believe it will eat anything other than live pods. If it does, it's a bonus, but highly unlikely.
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You could simply add some pure ammonia, then see how long it takes for it to become undetectable.
About the mandarin and eating prepared foods, it's definitely uncommon. Don't believe it will eat anything other than live pods. If it does, it's a bonus, but highly unlikely.


As in household cleaning ammonia?
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