Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-14-2011, 07:07 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 21
Originally Posted by kurtyboh
You don't have to start your cycle with live rock at all, it will help and if you have enough can eliminate your cycle completely, but it doesn't hurt anything to either dose ammonia or add raw shrimp and cycle your tank that way. It may take a bit longer but like I said before it gives you time to research the fish you want and learn what you need to while nothing is in your tank except bacteria!
Also if your not planning a reef but staying fowlr for a while then most can get away with lower water quality, such as using treated tap water; still I personally would say getting a ro/di would be best but... can't force you to get one.
also a pr of breeding clowns will lay eggs approx. every 3 weeks and hundreds of them if your used to cichlids i believe you should get about 40-50 a time... many more with clowns and an lfs will want adult size fish so your looking at holding them for 6 months if that's what you plan on doing... just warning you-although the first few times not many may survive. maybe its not an issue just a warning if you're worried about cost the cost of keeping several tanks for raise babies in may complicate matters, although in the end could offset... who knows and once again your decision.
First of all thanx for your reply. As I said my plan is to breed that's all so here's few more thing I would like to know, let's say I manage to save 50 babies will I be able to keep them all in a big enough tank for them to grow up or will they start fighting and killing each other after few month? My thing is if keep them for 3 month and sell them for £10 each I'm making £500 pound after the expense I should come out with few hundreds. As I have few 4foot tank for my cichlid breeding which I mainly breed oscars and yellow lab. I hatch brine shrimp all most every day for them so expense isn't much apart from salt.
Once again thanx for replies.

Sayf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 01:47 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
kurtyboh's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Posts: 1,413
Send a message via MSN to kurtyboh Send a message via Skype™ to kurtyboh
When buying 50 fish the lfs is going to be paying you bulk they may not have enough customers and sell to another lfs
Im not trying to discourage you, just inform
Im not sure as i dont breed clowns myself but i think you need seperate tanks for each batch you plan on keeping. There a several clown breeding threads on aa which you can answer many of your questions, but if you wanted more answers id start a new thread.

kurtyboh is offline   Reply With Quote

salt, salt water, setup

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
setup needs for salt water noob2saltH20 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 01-10-2011 08:49 AM
New Salt water tank setup question. Total Newb! kav Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 8 11-28-2009 10:34 PM
110gal salt water aquarium setup bschroller Archive 5 11-21-2005 08:08 PM
FS salt water setup onebadgsx Archive 11 05-26-2005 02:38 PM
About to purchase my first Salt Water Setup born2chill Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12 01-11-2005 07:45 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.