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Old 11-22-2011, 04:43 AM   #11
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Clowns don't need to and aren't guarenteed to host anything. I've actually heard a number of stories of clowns hosting corals and killing or almost killing it. People who have hosting clowns also say they are less active in the tank, only staying near whatever it is they're hosting. If its something you want to try I've heard of them hosting frogspawn, torch, shrooms, hammers, toadstools, nems obviously, ect.
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Wish I could have a nem but I kno I'm not ready, mayB in a year.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:10 AM   #13
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Yea nems need an established tank and strong lighting. Best to wait on them.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:36 AM   #14
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Anything flowy, like a torch or duncan might, just might attract your clowns. But be warned they can host a coral to death, mine almost killed mu elegance coral from too much "hosting"

As far as ordering online, check out Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums and reefs2go.com. Good selection and good service.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:51 AM   #15
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I also recommend saltwaterfish.com for inverts. I'm still undecided on fish from them but I can recommend Live Aquaria for fish.

And I'm with Carey on clowns hosting corals. Until I got a LT for my fire clown, he wanted to host my bubble coral which seems to irritate the coral. I actually once had one try to host a clam which was REALLY bad for the clam.
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Yeah, 1 of the LFS's near me have a clown in a Huge clam. Gonna check the sights 2night & mayB make a few orders
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Do the actinic blue lights do anything for coral growth or r they for show? Can I run them 24hrs or should I get the moon bulbs I hear about?
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The actinics definatly help the corals grow. People run their lights for different amounts of time. If your fixture allows I would turn the blues on for an hour, then run blue and white together for 10ish hours or so, then just blues again for an hour. The led moonlights do nothing and aren't needed by the fish or corals. They are for your viewing pleasure when the lights go out.
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Thx, I'll give that time cycle a try
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