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Old 01-25-2012, 06:47 PM   #101
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Getting a pretty clear sign from my tank that somethings wrong. All the live rock i bought has a "mushy" looking algae on it and all the coraline seems to be dying off and some of the base rock now has a fuzzy looking purple algae on it. My tank is only circulated by a power head right now since i have no money to fix those annoying drip leaks > plus other tiny matinence.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #102
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Im debating on taking the glass top off my 20 gallon since i dont feel like cleaning it every week or possibly less time. Are damsels known to be jumpers? Mine dont seem to jump but they might be plotting for the lid removal..
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:18 PM   #103
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I hate to rant and rave but i need someone who understands to hear this. I can not stand when people assume things are just going to "work" in an aquarium. My friend and her husband have a 42 bowfront reef. Its been up maybe a month and its crammed with corals and fish that will out grow it in no time. She "claims" her husband researches it all and i seriously doubt it. Im going to school for marine biology and science, i've dedicated my life and future to this type of stuff. I would literally go crazy if i didnt have a fish tank in my house and they assume that they can just throw stuff together and it'll be perfect.

Sorry about this just HAD to get it off my chest.
Don worry about it. Karma is a.... In time when her corals start to die and her inhabitants do as well... And their pocket book suffers and the tanks is packed up to sell on Craigslist....

They will think back and either say you were right... Or rant about how the hobby is ridiculous. Either way- karma will catch up
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:19 PM   #104
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Im debating on taking the glass top off my 20 gallon since i dont feel like cleaning it every week or possibly less time. Are damsels known to be jumpers? Mine dont seem to jump but they might be plotting for the lid removal..
Just build a mesh top is you are worried about it
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #105
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If i had the materials i would or money. Im not to worried since i could just be less lazy and clean the top haha. I just noticed my light got a little dim and how dirty the top was, my little buddies dont seem to mind either way.
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If i had the materials i would or money. Im not to worried since i could just be less lazy and clean the top haha. I just noticed my light got a little dim and how dirty the top was, my little buddies dont seem to mind either way.
I have a glass support brace in the middle of my tank and have to scrape it once a week. I know it's time when the middle of the tank starts to look a little greener than the rest. Lol
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #107
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Thats what i did when it was a fresh water. Now its my mini fowlr and i have diatoms on the lid. It was weird to me since the water was always kept a little lower to try and prevent to much growth.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #108
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I searched it up on google but what better place to learn then here at AA. How compatible are damsels with feather dusters and hermits?
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I searched it up on google but what better place to learn then here at AA. How compatible are damsels with feather dusters and hermits?
Pretty compatible. I've got 4 damsels with my hermits and feather dusters now.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:26 PM   #110
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Sweet. Makes my Reefcleaners purchase seem a little better. My damsels seem friendly though, they get along perfectly with each other, they even act like they'd spawn ( of course i cant tell of they can/will) makes the mean streak sound like a stereotype.
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