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Old 08-08-2012, 12:01 AM   #11
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Dont buy them all at the same time!!! It will cause a huge spike and your tank will go into a mini cycle if its bad enough!
Yes do not add at same time doing so could likely result in ammonia spike and losses.

I think the stock list is ok however i would not get the tang and instead get a foxface.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:27 AM   #12
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Dont buy them all at the same time!!! It will cause a huge spike and your tank will go into a mini cycle if its bad enough!
+1 to this add each fish once every two weeks
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:45 AM   #13
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If you don't want to buy another tank to use as a QT, a good alternative could be to use a Rubbermaid bin (used this as a hospital tank in college). Get a cheap little filter at Walmart. I treat the stuff I put in my tank as if I know it has a parasite. It's not often that they don't and sometimes they can be carriers. Add up how much money that you are spending on your total stock. Let's say you ended up with a 10 gallon QT (petsmart $15), an AquaTech 10-20 power filter (walmart $21.97) totaling $36.97...your flame angel alone is probably in the range of $44 + ...angels are pretty fish and pricy. It's just something to consider if you are investing decent money and time. When you are done with the QT you just empty the water and put away in a closet until the next fish.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:07 AM   #14
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Everyone already covered it but the most I would addi at one time would be the 3 chromis. Add a fish or two wait a month or so then another fish or two. Gives your beneficial bacteria more than enough time to catch up with the bioload
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[QUOTE=nikki_kaiser;2062843your flame angel alone is probably in the range of $44 + ...angels are pretty fish and pricy. It's just something to consider if you are investing decent money and time. When you are done with the QT you just empty the water and put away in a closet until the next fish.[/QUOTE]

I went to petco today, they were asking $65 For a Flame Angel and that was on SALE!

Sadly Im cutting him out of my Stock list.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:33 AM   #16
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You could order him online...that's where I pulled the $45 from. They are expensive here too
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Well that better the $90 my crappy LFS charges for an ich infected flame angel lol.
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WOW!!!! Your LFS charges that much?? We have this cool store that will run weekly sales on different shrimp, fish, and corals. They also always have a coupon you can use for the entire purchase which helps since this hobby is so expensive anyway. I'm starting to think golf would of been cheaper! LOL!
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WOW!!!! Your LFS charges that much?? We have this cool store that will run weekly sales on different shrimp, fish, and corals. They also always have a coupon you can use for the entire purchase which helps since this hobby is so expensive anyway. I'm starting to think golf would of been cheaper! LOL!
Lol nope golf is just as expensive, ive been there already lol.
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Fish keeping is better anyways
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