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Old 02-15-2004, 09:54 PM   #11
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Ok tank has cycled. Ammonia at 0, Nitrate 10, Nitirte 0, and PH 8.1. Two of my Damsels died during the process and the left over one is chipper than ever. I added two Percula clowns today, I want to know if the other fish in my wish list will work. Eventually I want to add
1 Kaudern Cardinal
1 Volitan Lionfish
1 Picasso Trigger
Anemonie (dont know what kind yet)
I want some crabs and shrimp too but will the Trigger eat them?
Also what # of fish will I be limited to in a 60 gal. tank?

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Old 02-15-2004, 11:12 PM   #12
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I have also been reading alot of posts regarding skimmers and sumps.
Would these items be beneficial to my setup and what are the details in getting these items started?

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Old 02-16-2004, 07:21 PM   #13
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Ok went to my LFS today to purchase a PH to circulate my tank with my RO water. I actually had to go back cause the PH was faulty. I wanted to purchase some more LR, I only have 30lbs. in a 60gal. tank and from what i've been reading on AA I could benefit from some more. So I was asking some kid that worked there , about putting more LR in and he says "why do you want more LR?" I said from what I was reading that my tank would benefit from more LR. He asked if it was fish only, I said for now it just finished cycling, he then asked how long did it take to cycle I said about 2 weeks everything spiked and went back down. Thats when he started talking to me like I was stupid "OH NO... IT WILL SPIKE AGAIN AND PROBABLY A 3RD TIME". Is he right? He also said if its fish only you dont need LR at all... I told him I wanted to possibly add an Anemonie and some more inverts later...OH NO!! IF YOUR FISH EVER GET SICK YOU'LL NEED TO PUT COPPER IN THE TANK AND IT WILL KILL EVERYTHING ELSE. I then asked if thier LR was cured or not he said "cured but some is uncured" It was all in the same tank Is that right?? Somewhere in the conversation I asked if I put more LR in the tank will it begin to cycle again he said "no....well... maybe...it depends" THe whole time he never was looking me in the eyes he was looking all around the store, that to me makes me think he was not truthful or didnt know what he was talking about.

Sorry about the rant (prolly not the forum for that) but he just made me feel a little , then very after I left.
I hope he's wrong in the stuff that he told but regardless I'm not going back there just for the way he talked to me, and I already gave them $1000 of my $$.

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Old 02-16-2004, 09:55 PM   #14
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well as for the tank. if you are going for a more reef then fowlr you might want to double the amount of rock in there. check out liverocks.com there price is a lot cheaper then what you will pay at the lfs and will look a lot better.

but he is right that if you add copper to the tank that live rock will not be live. so you might want to set up a q tank. and on this web site we have a good articles section that tell you a lot of stuff that you may benefits from reading. click on the article link at the top of the page. hope this helps some.
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Old 03-07-2004, 08:22 AM   #15
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I'm a little confused on the bio-balls thing. If I was doing a FO tank, would the bio-balls be good or bad? If you remove the bio-balls from the filter, what's left for the filter to do? The water would only be moving around from the tank to the filter and back to the tank. Would the water be passing through any kind of medium? Anyone got an aspirin?
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I'm a little confused on the bio-balls thing. If I was doing a FO tank, would the bio-balls be good or bad? If you remove the bio-balls from the filter, what's left for the filter to do? The water would only be moving around from the tank to the filter and back to the tank. Would the water be passing through any kind of medium? Anyone got an aspirin?
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Old 03-07-2004, 09:05 AM   #17
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If you have a FO then yes keep the bio balls. You have to have some filteration. If you are going with fowlr then if you have enough lr then it will do your fitlering for you. HTH
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Thanks! It does help. Give me the parts to a computer and I'll build it blind-folded. Give me an aquarium and I'll sink like a rock..
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Old 03-07-2004, 10:01 AM   #19
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Give me the parts to a computer and I'll build it blind-folded. Give me an aquarium and I'll sink like a rock..

Me too. I'm still learning about fish.
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