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Old 08-24-2011, 04:43 PM   #201
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If you move over the sand and live rock you can have a head start I guess. But most people just start with new sand in a new tank, easier and cleaner to do that way. Moving the sand causes all the chemicals that are trapped beneath the surface to come out and can cause HUGE parameter spikes.

There's been discussion lately about sand sifting stars being fed in the sand if there isn't enough natural food for them to eat, but I'm not comfortable enough to give it a try, what if people are wrong? Then I risk nuking my tank.

i would say wait, but I'm being overly cautious. You can give an easy one a try perhaps.....

Ok, no prob. I'll wait it out. It'll be awhile anyways.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:54 PM   #202
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There is maybe a 50/50 chance they may host it. Mine ignored the one I had and choose instead to host an expensive australian elegance coral, almost to death. I had to give the coral away to save it.

What type of nem did you get? They almost ALWAYS do best in an established system with pristine water and super lighting. What type of lights do you have? Do you have a liquid test kit, like the API one? You need to monitor more than just the Ph.

When I had my anenome I fed him every few days a piece of frozen silversides. A small piece too, you don't wanna give them huge chunks as they can have serious trouble with it. After a few days after you feed them they sometimes "ball up" which is their way of pooping. LOL

In the future, if you have any questions it's easy enough to start your very own thread as you will get more viewers. But I'm happy to help you with this here if the OP doesnt mind. ( and the moderators don't either) LOL

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I MIND!!!! LOL... Just kidding. We are all here to help each other. But speaking from experience with nem's, be careful in a new tank. I had 1 of my 3 clowns host it and that took a couple of days. See rickreef, I listened... lol
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:50 PM   #204
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Anyone have experience with adding more then one dwarf angel? I have a coral beauty now, want to add a black nox. Compatibility says with caution, but I know that varies.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:24 PM   #205
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:26 PM   #206
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I have no test kits besides a salt content tester I was told I wouldn't need anything till I had algea bloom
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Looks like a 4 bulb light, that should be enough light. Has the nem moved or anything? Oh and you need some more rock! LOL
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That's not true. I would get a test kit now. Atleast with PH, amonia, nitrite, and nitrate. Trust me, there will be spikes in a new tank.
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I have no test kits besides a salt content tester I was told I wouldn't need anything till I had algea bloom

You for sure need a test kit now. Only way to knowif everything is good or about to go bad. The API saltwater master kit is about $25 and has everything you'll need
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No he's just been chillen in one spot and yes 4 bulb two white two blue and two moon lights. I been turning the blue on for dusk and dawn white during day and moon for night that's what I research Idk how accurate that is.
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