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Old 03-12-2009, 11:59 PM   #31
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Came home today and saw some hitch hikers! Please check out my thread in the identification section and help me out!
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:54 AM   #32
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dan81, one more thing to do before you add the CUC...when your ammonia and nitrite go to "0" do a good water change ~20%...this will bring your nitrates down and give your CUC an easier time getting use to your tank water. after a week add no more then 1 fish, 2 if very small......Remember... have patience, the only thing that happens fast in a reef tank is failure...Go slow and you will be rewarded....
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:00 PM   #33
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yup I will do a PWC once my numbers hit Zero. Then its: add CUC, wait at least a week then I can start with the fish. I figure I will have four fish, And I will add Two Clowns to start then wait at least 2 months before adding anything else. The third and fourth fish will be at least a month apart.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:11 PM   #34
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Looks like a got a couple aiptasia in my tank. Now my tank is pretty close to being cycled. Should I wait to finish the cycle before I start treating the aiptasia issue, or go ahead is start treating it now!?
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Can't really tell by the picture, but if it's aiptasia, I'd deal with it NOW. No reason to wait.

Just a comment about your stocking plans... I'm probably one of the more conservative ones around here when it comes to stocking, but four fish in a 29g seems pretty full. I suppose though it all depends on what those other two fish are besides the clowns, but make sure you research your choices before going down that road.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:59 PM   #36
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I wasent sure if four was my limit or too much. the third fish was probably going to be a goby.
I will be heading to the store to find something to remedy the aiptasia issue.
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:21 PM   #37
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Just checked and I am at Zero!
Amm- 0
Nitrite-0
Nitrate- 10

I am going to treat my aiptasia issue today and do my PWC tomorrow!
I will add my CUC shortly there after.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:12 AM   #38
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Talking

Did my PWC this morning and added a few snails and a couple hermit crabs.
Just checked my numbers and:
PH- 8.0
Ammonia- 0
Nitrite- 0
Nitrate- 10


Everything looks good!
Figure I will get my first fish in about a week.
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Great...good to go!
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:11 PM   #40
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So I checked my schedule and my LFS hours and the only day I can go pick up my first fish is today. I was going to go on Friday but my weekend just got filled with helping my mother move on Friday and a friend move on Saturday so I wont have the time.
After adding a small CUC a couple days ago my numbers are still good.
PH- 8.0
Ammonia-0
Nitrite-0
Nitrate-10

So can I go pick up a fish today? or should I wait till next week?
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