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Old 05-04-2012, 11:07 PM   #11
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If he has the right amount of live rock and does his weekly water changes then he will be fine
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:43 PM   #12
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The clown fish I bought are 1 inch and 1.5 inch. I plan on doing weekly water changes. I have about 25p of live rock. So I just got home and did the RO water. Is it suppose to look... Unclear when you add it. It make the water kinda refract like when you add conditioner or something then quickly cleared up.

Also, these being my first corals. The mushroom keeps lifting his sides and seems a little smaller than at the lfs, is this normal?
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:18 AM   #13
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Oh, and do I need to check anything other than salinity, nitrate, and ammonia for the corals? Nothing like buying something you dont know a whole lot about haha. I did read I may have to feed the Duncan live brine shrimp tho.
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Oh, and do I need to check anything other than salinity, nitrate, and ammonia for the corals? Nothing like buying something you dont know a whole lot about haha. I did read I may have to feed the Duncan live brine shrimp tho.
You need to test
Salinity
Ph
Alk
Calcium
Trate
Trites
Ammonia
Phosphates

Your Duncan's should get some form of food. Preferably some phyto and maybe a spot feed of some food once a week (but not too large in size)

Also- if you are going to dose it because you are not using reef crystals you will need to test magnesium and iodine
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:34 AM   #15
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Yeah, you just put him in there, it might be a couple of days until you seem happy like at the lfs...
Yeah, I would also calcium and pH.
If you don't have the test kits for these you can just take them into your lfs and they can test it for you
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #16
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Haha sorry, didn't see was he said, do what he said ^^
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #17
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Thank again for the advice! I do have an API master freshwater test kit. I guess the color cards are a little different. I guess I should still go buy a reef test kit. It was nice to wake up and see the Duncan out and moving its tenticals. They are neon green and purple. The clowns seem happy to.

I do have one more question. I have hikarii brine shrimp cubes with added sprilina algae. I normally feed my fresh water tank with these. Can I feed the clowns this? I was reading they don't really go for the pellets, especially when they are young like mine.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:58 PM   #18
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You can pretty much feed them whatever they will eat. My clowns happen to like enriched brine and so do my other fish. They need some greens so the spriulina is a good choice.
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I alternate feeding between mysis shrimp and the spirulina brine shrimp. Both by hikari
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #20
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The mysis is a frozen cube as well?

Carey, I agree with you on the greens. Really does great with my rams in my FW tank.

Also, will this food be for my soon to be yellow watchman goby and 6 line wrasse? Lastly, can I spot feed my Duncan coral with melted cube brine?
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