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Old 10-09-2011, 02:34 AM   #11
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no. volcanic rock has too much heavy metals that leach into the water over time. you need calcium based rock- ocean rock.
i would buy a 30 gallon tank and you do not need an anemone for clown fish either.
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Righto then. What is the difference between the live rock and volcanic? As they look similar (apart from the bacteria on the live rock)?
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I've looked into it, I might consider a nano reef for just the two clownfish. But still researching at the moment
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The bottle bacteria is a waste of money unless it has something for slime coat in it and you use it when you add fish. When a fish is netted it damages the slime coat and that is one reason they die. I use something for slime coat when ever I have to net a fish which is rarely most of my fish are easily caught with a cup or my hand.

You have to consider you will have 2 fish of neutral sex one will become female and rather large, the other one will remain smaller and will be bullied. That is why it is better to have a tank that is to large than one not large enough. My clown fish is 2 years old and about 3 inches I wouldn't feel right putting it in a 10 gallon tank even by itself.
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Righto then. What is the difference between the live rock and volcanic? As they look similar (apart from the bacteria on the live rock)?
it's made up of different elements. ocean rock is mostly calcium based.
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