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Old 07-19-2012, 05:25 AM   #141
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Up to you. I currently have a 4 bulb T5 fixture on my 75 while I save up for my LEDs and I only spot feed my LPS mysis shrimp once a week. TO BE HONEST, I think I could get away with no feedings at all, but the fish enjoy picking up what the corals don't eat.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #142
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They say that you don't need to feed corals or clams as they get what they need from their symbiotic algae (for the life of me I can't spell the name of it so I don't try lol) and from the water column. Personally I feed some phyto plankton once a week and it's seems to work well. I've heard marine snow works well also. I have had my tank running for about 3 months and I have seen solid growth from all my corals.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:06 PM   #143
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Okay, thanks guys I'll check out what my LFS carries see if I am going to start.

I am also going to be buying a new salt mix since I am almost out. I have IO the regular one and wondered what you guys use. I've herd the IO reef crystals are good and H2 Ocean was good. Any one use H2 Ocean b4?
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #144
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I use Reef Crystals. Never had an issue and readily accessible.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:44 PM   #145
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Thinking of adding a blue spotted jawfish to my tank as my rare/prize fish.
Any one have experience w/ them or other jawfish.
My sand is super fine, stingray stuff, and ranges from 2 to 3.5 inches on avg. some slightly deeper.
I'm wondering on water parameters and ease to feed.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:35 AM   #146
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Any help with this fish?
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:38 AM   #147
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You need a really deep sand bed.... 6" id say. That is where they live and they really dont have a way to protect themselves so it is very important that your sand is deep enough, or else they are vulnerable and stressed.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #148
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6" that's pretty deep, I may either not get it or add more sand
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:11 AM   #149
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So I decided to add the jawfish and low and behold he died within 4hrs of being placed into my tank.
Started to burrow a little and no problems except for when he went in my blennys cave so he moved along to the opposite side of tank and no more problems but when I was at work my dad found him dead next to his "work cite", in a deeper part of my sand bed. Bet my starry blenny is to blame.
But I got my money back in store credit for him after they tested my water to find < 5 nitrates... $95 I won't spend again out of pure fear.
One of the coolest reef safe fish IMO and don't think I can have him. Maybe setup my empty 30gl this Christmas for one.
Sucks Cus my blenny was my favorite but now I'm just torn w/ him, lol
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:01 AM   #150
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Update of excitement... I found a few baby snails in my tank about 1-2mm long with my moonlights And a bunch of baby starfish, the kind that comes on the live rock.
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