This is a great site!!
I have a 55gal SW
tank, containing southdown sand, 45-50 lbs. LR
, sand sifting star, several crabs, many snails, 1 horse shoe crab(I think he stays buried), some polyps, a leather(toadstool) coral, some blue mushrooms, 3 feather dusters, 3 damsels, 2 clowns, purple? fish, 1 coral beauty, 2 camel back shrimp, 2 peppermint shrimp, 1 coral banded, 1 cleaner shrimp, and a Condy anemone. I'll try to post pictures soon.
I have a few questions, I've been searching thru the forum but not really finding my answers,, or getting lost on another subject, since there is so much great stuff here.
1. I've been told that the Condy anemone are the easiest to keep, then I hear that is is about impossible to keep anemones, and they can crash a tank fast. I think they are so neat, I really want to keep one safely!! I fed mine krill today and it was so neat to watch it and to watch it reach for things. I would love to hear opinions on anemones, and do I need to watch for anything particular with a condy? I'd hate for it to eat any of my other critters.
2. I've been fighting ick for a couple weeks now. Just the clowns and the coral beauty have it. I've been using kick-ick, but not thru the whole treatment yet. I also went and bought a cleaner shrimp, he has been very busy, and I think has really helped the CB. It is sure neat to watch the CB and the shrimp, she would let the CS clean out her mouth and pick at her everywhere, looked like she enjoyed it, maybe like a massage for people,,lol. I also tried feeding the fish garlic soaked food, they didn't like it! The garlic won't hurt anything else in the tank will it? even though i think I'm going to give up on it the fish just spit it back out. BUt they do eat Tetra anti-parasite medicated flake food. I also lowered my SG
the other day but only from 1.022 to1.021. I'm afraid to mess with it too much, I don't want to kill anything. I'm wondering what has worked for some of you? Anyone have success stories with kick - ick?
Oh btw. all test are fine! will do one again in the a.m. I keep a ammonia alert tab from SEachem in the tank(cool conveinent item) and I use seachem test kits. except for calcium I have a hagen test.
Thanks for having such a great site where we can try to learn from experienced people! LFS
know a lot less than I do, at least about fw
, I'm still rather new to SW
(about 6 months).