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Old 10-31-2012, 02:34 PM   #301
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Is it a 6' 150? If so I think its time to do some tang shopping!
The 150 isn't near being done haha! And it's only 5 ft the main occupant going in that is the Porcupine Puffer I cannot wait to get it! I don't expect that tank to start getting attention till after the move & then that's only if the 6ft Cichlid tank is done!

I just plugged the dimensions of the running tank into aqadvisor and its a 4 ft 75g. I need more sand for sure. I really don't have much! I have some that came with the 150 but its gotta be dirty because it stinks sooo bad... I might just buy a bag or 2 this weekend. I also plan to purchase some more LR Sunday... I don't feel like there is enough of that either...

My husband thinks I'm selling the 75 after the 150 is squared away.... Muahahahahaa!! Not happening! I'm thinking this 75 will be my peaceful tank chockfull of inverts and the 150 will be my predator tank. Planning is underway to make the sump a display too. I'm using the sump that came with the 150 on my Cichlid tank and will be fabricating the new one for it.

Soooo what can I stock this 75 with? I want to keep the rabbitfish but the damsels are on they're way out lol. Please tell me I can have a Foxface!
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:37 PM   #302
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Ya you could do a foxface but if your keeping all the old fish too after adding the fox I'd say you'll have room for 1-2 more medium fish or 2-4 small fish. The sand I would just rinse and then lay out thinly to dry.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:39 PM   #303
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Ya you could do a foxface but if your keeping all the old fish too after adding the fox I'd say you'll have room for 1-2 more medium fish or 2-4 small fish. The sand I would just rinse and then lay out thinly to dry.
Just keeping the rabbitfish & star... Ok here's a better question... What would YOU do?
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I too would get rid of everything but your rabbitfish. Turn all them into store credit once they are healthy. The only thing is I'm not 100% on rabbitfish/butterfly fish compatibility since they have very similiar shapes and colors. After that though I would get one more large boddied fish like a yellow eye kole tang or marine betta (not safe with inverts) and then finish off with some small fish like a school of cardinals or dartfish, couple perching loners like a dragonette down the line, every color variation of the clown goby (they have a tiny Bioload), or a hawkfish. Also maybe a designer pair of clowns and finally a nice wrasse
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I too would get rid of everything but your rabbitfish. Turn all them into store credit once they are healthy. The only thing is I'm not 100% on rabbitfish/butterfly fish compatibility since they have very similiar shapes and colors. After that though I would get one more large boddied fish like a yellow eye kole tang or marine betta (not safe with inverts) and then finish off with some small fish like a school of cardinals or dartfish, couple perching loners like a dragonette down the line, every color variation of the clown goby (they have a tiny Bioload), or a hawkfish. Also maybe a designer pair of clowns and finally a nice wrasse
This sounds amazing... I may have to stop my wc's and start googling
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Gold headed sleeper goby!!
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Gold headed sleeper goby!!
Omg. YES! I <3 him! Bring on All the Goby ideas I think they are ADORABLE!

So if I went with MRC's stock list is there wiggle room for a blenny?

Gotta have Clowns the husband insists! Thinking black ones? Maybe?

Just fished out the face, claws and legs of a hermit.... Are they cannabalizing each other? Is there not enough food now that I've cleaned the glass? What's up with that? I don't need this happening too often since I work so much I'm afraid if a ammonia spike if I don't find them soon enough... I can get a pic if it helps?
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Could just be a molt and if you decided to go with gobies you could get a few just scratch say the school of firefish/cardinals. Imo they have the smallest Bioload in general of all the reef fish. Here's my rainford's goby He was thin when I got him but not any more haha
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Could just be a molt and if you decided to go with gobies you could get a few just scratch say the school of firefish/cardinals. Imo they have the smallest Bioload in general of all the reef fish. Here's my rainford's goby He was thin when I got him but not any more haha
He is freakin BEAUTIFUL! Man, decisions, decisions! I like fire fish but don't care for cardinals... I'm not thinking it's a molt lol, there's meat attached to it!

Was the blenny idea a no go?

Also I mixed some water up yesterday morning and its sooo cloudy today my powerhead is covered in white and I can't get it to clear up. I used the salt they gave me because I ran out of the stuff I bought... Does that mean the salt was bad? It was all clumpy like it had gotten wet. I can't get more salt till Sunday... Should I just pitch this batch of water?

Poor lil fella! Looks like he's been ripped outta his shell
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The blenny is a possibility just have to work it into the list as for the salt its a yes and no. If it got wet then the calcium turned to calcium carbonate I believe which causes the "silt" its the same effect as if you overdose alkalinity. You can filter it through some Polly floss to rid it of the fine particles but the reef levels like calcium alkalinity a magnesium will have dropped due to it getting wet. There may be some more science behind it as to why you shouldn't use it though that I'm not aware of.. Ccapt is very knowledgeable on salts.
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