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Old 10-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #31
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Most corals won't move. Mainly the anemones are the only things that move around. Urchins will move too. I just bought a flame scallop last week and he opens and closes his shell to move around the tank. He made himself a bed in the sand but moves around the tank to eat and then comes back to its best.
Oh ok good. Wow none of this was in freshwater! I don't think I'll regret the switch. I just want a nice home for the clownfish I hope to get, I'm also going to try to get some "Dories" as Nemo puts it to appeal to my younger siblings.
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Yes. The live rock is brought in straight from the ocean. So there are hundreds of things living in it. I've identified aiptasia, pineapple sponges, asterina starfish, and tube worms growing from mine, but there is a lot of stuff in there that's growing that I don't know what it is. Most of the stuff is filter feeders and not bad for the tank. And the live rock will provide plenty of bacteria that filters water and also provides food for any starfish, snails, or crabs you might get.
Oh awesome! I am considering some starfish as well as some different crabs.
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Oh ok good. Wow none of this was in freshwater! I don't think I'll regret the switch. I just want a nice home for the clownfish I hope to get, I'm also going to try to get some "Dories" as Nemo puts it to appeal to my younger siblings.
Clownfish will need an anemone but if you decide not to get one, the clownfish will live in a colt coral or a finger leather coral as well. Like I said, those are great alternatives. If you get a dory fish, also known as a blue tang, you can only get one. They are very territorial towards their own kind.
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Clownfish will need an anemone but if you decide not to get one, the clownfish will live in a colt coral or a finger leather coral as well. Like I said, those are great alternatives. If you get a dory fish, also known as a blue tang, you can only get one. They are very territorial towards their own kind.
Oh alright I will keep that in mind! Now for the schooling fish I was thinking something like a green chromis. I'm not sure but that is just one of many to chose from. What do you think would be a nice one?
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Oh awesome! I am considering some starfish as well as some different crabs.
A lot of starfish are unsafe for reefs because they eat coral. The best choices are a sand sifter which you only see every now and then but is good for moving the sand around and a black brittle starfish. I love my black brittle. He's getting big.



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Clownfish will need an anemone but if you decide not to get one, the clownfish will live in a colt coral or a finger leather coral as well. Like I said, those are great alternatives. If you get a dory fish, also known as a blue tang, you can only get one. They are very territorial towards their own kind.
Just by the way you wouldn't happen to have a YouTube channel would you?
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A lot of starfish are unsafe for reefs because they eat coral. The best choices are a sand sifter which you only see every now and then but is good for moving the sand around and a black brittle starfish. I love my black brittle. He's getting big.
Ok I will probably go with a sand sifter to help out. Better start my list!
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Oh alright I will keep that in mind! Now for the schooling fish I was thinking something like a green chromis. I'm not sure but that is just one of many to chose from. What do you think would be a nice one?
I don't know much about chromis. I would recommend getting the green reef other than blue reef. The green ones only grow to half the size so they don't take up as much space in the tank. They are all easy to keep and peaceful tempered.
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Just by the way you wouldn't happen to have a YouTube channel would you?
I don't have a YouTube channel. I've never thought I had a reason to get one.
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I don't have a YouTube channel. I've never thought I had a reason to get one.
Man it would be cool to see all of your setup! If you have a camera you should consider it, you seem very knowledgable like you could make some nice tips and tricks.
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