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Old 02-11-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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Started SW tank 29 g

Started a sw tank with live sand, live rock and a clown fish. My clown fish is a little bit black on top and don't know why. Is that because of a little bit of ammonia? My tank is a month old.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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Can you upload a pic? It could be a young black and white clown.

Are you testing your water? If there is ammonia and nitrite in there the clown wont be very happy and shouldn't really be in there until your tank is fully cycled.
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Ya I check my water daily. My tank has cycled. Started getting ammonia after fish was transfered to my tank on day three and ammiona started to show up again. But I'm also cycling a 29g using fish flakes.
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Not done cycling. Could take up to 6 weeks. U should see that spike then everything back down to 0. Waiting is the hard part!
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What should I do with the clown fish?
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And when should I use my protein skimmer?
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They are hardy and should survive but causes them a lot of stress. People cycle with damsels but clownfish are about the same.
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The ammonia is down to nothing. Changed half the water
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What about the other levels?
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The nitrite is at zero and nitrate was 30ppm. What does your tank look like pau?lr
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