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Old 04-29-2014, 02:04 PM   #11
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I have my rocks up against my back glass. Being unable to clean all of the algae off the back glass bothered me until I painted the glass black. Now, not only do my coral and fish colors 'pop', but you don't see any of the algae growth...to the point that I never clean the algae off the back glass!
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:11 PM   #12
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I have all my rock work against my glass, I never bother cleaning my back glass because my tank is about 1" from the wall and I have no way to reach my hand back there, just paint the back glass black and you'll never notice, I like the look of a coralline covered rear glass. Just give yourself 2" from the sides to use a magnet cleaner for the glass
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:57 PM   #13
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You could definitly fit more fish in there!
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:05 PM   #14
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Alright, here to clarify some things.
1.) No skimmer is required, it is unnecessary and expensive. Water changes will support your nutrient export completely
2.) The amount of rock you have is perfectly fine. Just because you plan on having a reef doesn't mean you need more. Actually, often time FOWLR fish have bigger bioloads then reef safe ones.
3.) In order to support any photosynthetic creature your lighting needs to be upgraded. Tao panels are the best for the buck. One will do you good.
4.) I don't keep my rocks on the glass whether the back is painted or not. I feel safer with the scape knowing it doesn't have to rely on another structure to be
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5.) You can have more fish then 2 clowns. The most common amount is 3., but if your system is really that reliable after some time (6-12 months) a fourth fish is possible.
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Not saying just two fish, only no more than two clowns

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Thanks everyone for the information. How long do you normally wait after the tank is cycled can you add corals?
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Also with this size of tank is a cleaning crew good. If it is what kind? I really like snails and hermit crabs. How many would be good and what kind?
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What are some good lights to get so I can read up on them? I would prefer something that can be clamped to the tank because I don't really want to drill holes into the ceiling or wall.
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I love my aqua illumination LEDs!
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Those are nice but way too expensive for me
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