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Old 11-21-2011, 12:54 AM   #11
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no it was just them in the tank
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:03 AM   #12
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My guess is you need more surface agitation. I would also recommend not replacing the clowns with more clowns. Maybe a firefish or something a little better suited for the tank you have. Also, point a powerhead straight up at the surface to make sure they're not suffocating.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:23 AM   #13
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I have a 1200 pump on it now and have a wave maker also. We just changed all the water with the LFS already cycled water and put in a pep shrimp
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:06 PM   #14
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Just out of curiosity how did you cycle your tank? and how long ago has the tank not had fish in it since the cycle? Try getting smaller clownfish. By that time and size they can become very stressed when changing tanks. Also how do you acclimate them?
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:33 PM   #15
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Just out of curiosity how did you cycle your tank? and how long ago has the tank not had fish in it since the cycle? Try getting smaller clownfish. By that time and size they can become very stressed when changing tanks. Also how do you acclimate them?
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, LS, and any filter media does.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:00 PM   #16
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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, LS, 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?
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:21 PM   #17
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While it may not be the leading cause, its certainly not helping having the clowns stressed.
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And the water contains very little BB, certainly not enough to speed up a cycle.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:20 PM   #19
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We cycled tank for 3 or 4 weeks. Then added dansails for about the same time after.
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We cycled tank for 3 or 4 weeks. Then added dansails for about the same time after.
How did you cycle it? Shrimp? Pure ammonia? Just trying to get an idea of what could have gone wrong.
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