Originally Posted by BallinCrew10
Again, I'll recommend not getting clowns. A 14 is small for a pair of clowns. Also, "cycled water" doesn't exist. The water doesn't contain the bacteria, your LR
, and any filter media does.
The question is why his clownfish are dying. Not what he should get or should not get. The size of the tank is not what is killing the clownfish. I do agree that it might be a little small but that is for another topic. Let's try and stay on topic. And figure out the problem. If the clownfish are dying chances are other fish will also.
Also using water from a cycled and well established tank does contain beneficial bacteria and will speed up the process of cycling. Every surface area in a tank including the water contains bacteria. My main question is how did you cycle your tank? An how long did it take? Also what is your sg
compared to the store where you are buying the clownfish?