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Old 01-20-2009, 10:39 AM   #11
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Hmmm, well, you did pick out one that won't work and they happily sold it to you. I had a CBB and the poor thing starved. I could not get it to eat.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:48 AM   #12
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Just a tip for peace of mind...I would make-up about 20 gallons of water and keep on hand with a ph keeping the water moving...you never know when an emergency can pop-up !!!
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:24 PM   #13
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well, you see, thats the main thing that people keep telling me. they are hard to get to start eating, and they usually starve to death. but this guy, he eats whatever i put in there, and eats alot of it. he doesnt swim around picking at the rocks all day, he just swims contentedly till next feed time. see why im a little hesitant to take this guy back?
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:09 PM   #14
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It's not just a matter of getting the fish to eat. CBBs are hard to feed yes but they need a larger tank then what you have it in. I wold say with the 2 fish you have you are pretty much maxed out on the bio load of the tank. Of course keeping the fish is up to you, we cant make you do anything. We can only offer personal experience and knowledge take from it what you will.
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:16 PM   #15
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well, like i said, they will be in a 50-100 gallon within the next 2 years, maybe even this summer if im lucky. well just see how it goes
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:00 PM   #16
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on tuesday, i bought some new lights. Energy Saver Aqualight Dual Power Compact lights. for someone hoping to have a reef set up, would you say this is appropriate/adequate for my needs?
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If you're talking the 2x 65W lights, then you'll be fine for just about all LPS coral, and some lesser demanding SPS. But don't expect the SPS to be too colorful or fast growing. LPS, mushrooms, soft corals... all those will do fine.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:33 AM   #18
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so, after much persuasion from you guys and the other forum im a regular at, ive decided to take the CBB back. What would you guys reccomend as a replacement for a fish that has that much personality and is loved that much? *pouty face*
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:42 AM   #19
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also, the tank has been cycled for about 2 or 3 weeks now. how long should i wait before i put any corals in? i love the mushroom corals. what would you guys reccomend/what do you guys like?

my tank is kinda cloudy. but not like, smokey cloudy, but snowy cloudy. know what i mean? like deap sea marine snow. is this normal? how can i fix this?
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:24 AM   #20
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Did you do the major water change after your tank finished cycling? I would do all tests so you know where you stand now. It might be time for a PWC. You also might have stirred up the sand catching your fish. Do you have a filter you can put some floss in? That will help take it out...just rinse it out often and it should clear up.

I would just let your tank settle a few days before adding anything.
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