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Old 03-19-2007, 03:02 AM   #1
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thanks again !!

hey guys just wanted to give u a update on my 30g reef setup. so many of u guys helped me out setting this thing up. and it has paid off greatly. since its ben up in runing i had added 1 false Clown and 1 pulsing xen. coral. and now my latest is a torch coral that my GF just had to have. so far so good. no problems and the pulsing xen has double in size in the past 2 weeks. let just hope the torch does just as good.
i have taken a water smaple to KOI and my waters testing out at
ammonia 0ppm
alkalinty 8.4
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calicum 400ppm
phosphates 0ppm
nitrates 5ppm
my only question would be the calicum. is 400ppm good or should it be more?
also how do u get hold fast epoxy putty to hold in water LOL i cant seem to get it to hold for nothing.
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IMO 400 ppm of ca is perfect and leaves little to error. Which brand of epoxy are you using?
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:22 PM   #4
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its just says hold fast epoxy for 10$ so far not so good lol. and i wanted to know how u can tell if a torch coral is doing well. whats the signs of healthy corals. i keep my SG at or as close to 1.025 as much as i can. and also i see my 2 corals i have in there now require moderate water flow. how much is moderate and how could i tell if there getting to much? my pulsing Zenia some times goes into hideing and i think its cause i have him in a high water flow i think? is that possible for him to do that?
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my only question would be the calicum. is 400ppm good or should it be more?
400 is great on the calcium. Here is a good Link on where it and other trace elements need to be.

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Old 03-19-2007, 04:18 PM   #6
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thats cool i was worried about the corals in there. i didnt know if they were going to be ok or not. i guess their in good health. i dont know any signs of stress when it comes to coral. but my clown fish is doing great. i was wondering if he would ever host the torch coral . but fom what i read it might not be such a good idea if he does. it might harm the coral. is this true? or has any ones elses clown hosted a torch? i was thinking of getting a anemone, mabey a carpet . but i think i might wait another month befor doing that. give everthing some more time. i have a 150sunpod hqi light on my 30g would that be more then plenty to get one for later? also what else could i have a far as coral?
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Is the epoxy made for underwater use? If not, that is why it isn't holding.

With the torch coral, look for good extension on the polyps and a good overall color. They are a pretty hardy coral, so I wouldn't worry about them. Your xenia does like a relatively lower flow, but can handle more. When the corals stop opening up big, look drab, etc. they that will be an indicator. Generally, you'll know when the corals aren't healthy.

My clowns host my torch coral. It has ups and downs I suppose. They have managed to kill off 4 of the 7 heads that the coral had, but they are still plugging away at the 3 that are left.

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About the anemone, I would definitley hold off for now on the anemone. Wait until your tank is upwards of a year old before you add one. As far as more corals, you have a fairly wide selection with your tank. Check out the www.liveaquaria.com pages for some general ideas of corals.
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:40 PM   #8
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yea i was just doing some research on the anemones and i seen where they require a well mature aquarium. wow. i wonder why that is? that could be the reason why all the LFS in my area cant seeem to house them for very long mabey? hmm . i do some more research on it. thats a good question. u said look for good extensions on the polyps. what are the polyps on the coral?
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Mine does not host a torch but it does host another LPS coral. A bubble coral.
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Having a mature tank is helpful, because we have hopefully learned how to take care of it and all the parameters are pretty stable. For instance, it can take a few months just to get your pH stable. This would wreak havoc on an anenmoe.
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