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Old 12-04-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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I just bought a clarky clownfish and an electric blue hermit to put into my tank.

My My readings are as follows

Amonia-0
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Nitrite-0
Nitrate- 20-30

Im not to worried about the clown but i never kept crabs before is there anything in particular i should know about them. or is it just like fish?
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very hardy little guys, I have about 1 per gal in my Fish only tanks. They work almost non-stop keeping the tank clean.,

I got two of those clowns a week ago, they are very neat. Mine were tank raised and thus supposedly won't take to an anemone. Kind of a bummer.

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Good pickups. Now if I could only see pics of them. LOL
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What about caring for the crab? Are my nitrates to high for them im doing water changes to bring them down.
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Keep doing the PWC`s to bring them down. They will be OK as long as it does not get any higher
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Doing PWCs will help reduce your nitrates. Depending on your filtration you want to make sure that you rinse your filter sponges at least once a week. Anywhere in your system that detritus accumulates will generate nitrates.



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very hardy little guys, I have about 1 per gal in my Fish only tanks. They work almost non-stop keeping the tank clean.,

I got two of those clowns a week ago, they are very neat. Mine were tank raised and thus supposedly won't take to an anemone. Kind of a bummer.

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Tank raised does not mean they wont host an anemone, it just means they might not. I have tank raised O. Clowns that are now hosting in an RBTA in my system, it took almost a year for them to "move in" but they did it.
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