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Old 05-24-2013, 01:37 AM   #61
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I believe you can put a b/w and an orange clown in together if they are the same species. Best to get them together if you can.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:19 AM   #62
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First water change

I think it's time for my first water change, after 3 weeks of cycling.

Here are my numbers:

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 40

I'm going to do a PWC tomorrow, should I remove about 50% of the water, or even more? Or maybe do it in parts...? No clue at all, please help.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:53 AM   #63
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Some people have done 100% water changes after cycling. All the BB is on surfaces, not in the water itself. So do as much as you want/can!
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:32 AM   #64
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I have a 75 gallon as well and it is the perfect size starter tank. you may never feel the need to upgrade.

yes you can mix a b/w ocellaris with a normal orange ocellaris. make sure they are the same species and you don't get an orange percula .

50-75% water change is a good idea, but as mentioned change as much as you're comfortable with.
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I have a 75 gallon as well and it is the perfect size starter tank. you may never feel the need to upgrade.

yes you can mix a b/w ocellaris with a normal orange ocellaris. make sure they are the same species and you don't get an orange percula .

50-75% water change is a good idea, but as mentioned change as much as you're comfortable with.
Thank you. I'm gonna be doing it tomorrow. After the water change, what do I do befre putting the first fish in? I mean, after checking the basic nitro parameters?
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There is nothing left to do but add a fish! Remember 1-2 fish at a time and wait several weeks inbetween. Have a read up on how to acclimate you new livestock safely
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Agreed. You'll be good to go. I prefer drip acclimation unless it's a very hardy fish. Also remember, it is typically best to add less aggressive fish first and the more aggressive ones last.
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There is nothing left to do but add a fish! Remember 1-2 fish at a time and wait several weeks inbetween. Have a read up on how to acclimate you new livestock safely
Yes!!! Just bought 2 clownfish... of course. Picking them up tomorrow...!
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Agreed. You'll be good to go. I prefer drip acclimation unless it's a very hardy fish. Also remember, it is typically best to add less aggressive fish first and the more aggressive ones last.
All right. I"m also adding (besides the 2 clowns) 4 snails. Tomorrow is gonna be the day I'm waiting for so long...! I've been more excited the my 2 kids
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All right. I"m also adding (besides the 2 clowns) 4 snails. Tomorrow is gonna be the day I'm waiting for so long...! I've been more excited the my 2 kids
believe it or not, you'll be even more excited when it comes time for coral.
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