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Old 09-28-2009, 10:08 AM   #11
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I don't know of this applies to salt water but... I had 0 nitrates until I was told to really, really shake the #2 bottle because sometimes it settles. Try shaking for several minutes then measure. It made a difference in my readings. Anyone please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:47 AM   #12
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Well... It's good that you found this forum...

First off.. Welcome to AA... 90 is the perfect tank.. I say that because it will be my next tank...

Sounds like the typical LFS sales pitch.. Try to get as much $$ out of you as possible.

Also.. as Austinsdad mentioned.. Those decorations will be pretty ugly before you know it.
What type of filter did they sell you?
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:21 PM   #13
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I'm so glad I found this forum!

I realize now I do not know enough. Funny thing is I was super nervous buying my fish the other day because some part of me knew it then. When I was young I had a freshwater fishtank for years. One of my favorite things was getting my dad to bring me to the fish store. I know that if you put too many fish the ammonia spikes. However 5 wasn't too many for my freshwater tank but I was afraid it would be for my SW.

My Flame Hawkfish died last night. Took less than 24 hours. Is that because of stress?

My Henioches was swimming around very well this morning but as soon as I turned on the light the henioches hid. I'd say one of my clowns (female) is looking a tad bit stressed as she was hiding last night but not majorly stressed. The tang seems good. She is a little shy but swims about.

The clowns are spitting food. Tang is eating. Nothing for henioches yet. This morning I am going to go buy something more tempting. Any ideas? I was thinking those frozen shrimps?

I have a 'System 2' filtration I guess. My husband bought this for me as a gift.

About my choice of decor. It seems silly but I didn't want live rock. I do not know if I ever will. Obviously I am going for a somewhat 'Nemo' tank. I want it outrageously colorful like a cartoon. I know my clownfish are not the exact Nemo clownfish but I thought the Percula's would be easier. I know my Gil isn't a Moorish Idol but again I am cheating a bit. I have hired some guys to come maintain my tank once a month to clean everything. For now I will just see how it goes. In 6 months I may have a different outlook.

Thanks for all the support! It's amazing! I've learned so much already.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:35 PM   #14
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A word on "Damsels"...Most start off really cute and passive, but as they get older they will turn into nightmares on Elm ST. Most Damsels and clowns are damsels, are very territorial and will defend an area of your tank to the death. Most likely it will mean the death of another damsel. One nasty is pretty bad for a tank, But WOW>>>>10. Anyway you can take some of those Damsels back and either get credit or exchange for another fish that you did some "Research" on.
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Yeah I was wondering about having too many damsels.

I have 4 blues, 4 B&W Stripes and 2 blue with yellow tails. How many would you guys bring back?

Some of my blues seem a bit agressive.
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I saw one of my clowns turn on one of my blue damsels this morning in a 'you better not' kinda motion which made the blue damsel move the other direction.
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Either leave them or remove them all. Damsels are like cichlids and if you limit the amount of individuals they will unleash aggression onto other fish. I have a posting somewhere on here of the less aggressive damsels available (Search it ). If anything remove the b/w and blue's and replace with blue/yellowtail's and talbots. It is normal for damsels to pick on each other within their own hierarchies. By the way, the Heniochus will eventually outgrow your tank.
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The male clown is eating. The female clown is spitting. My tang looks like she wants to eat but the other fish are getting it all. The henioches has not eaten.
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As I posted somewhere today, Spitting is a normal way for fish to either kill their fodd source or break the food down to a size that he can handle.
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I just checked again and my Ammonia is still 0 and Nitrites are still 0.
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