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Old 12-17-2012, 04:06 PM   #81
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Because they can be punks. But true Percs are pretty aggressive. And hawkfish are very good at holding their own and finding ways out of trouble.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #82
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Ok, well I guess I will go with my original plan. Six Lines are easy enough to get. The True P Clowns are hard to find. LoL
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:47 PM   #83
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Yeah. False Percs are a lot more common.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #84
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Yeah, but I will get the True!! I am having two stores order them, so one has to get them. LoL

That is why I am doing all this the right way this time. Cycling my tank before fish, and making sure my water is perfect. I am not using my own water, but fish store water. That way I know it's good to go.

The last freshwater tank I had, I nuked. So I have been studying for months even before I got the tank. That way when I get the hard to find fish ,they won't die on me.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:51 PM   #85
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Yeah we got a pair if egg laying true Percs at my lfs going for 130$ haha.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #86
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Thanks Khij

I won't have a Anemone for the clowns, but I might get one some day.

A question about anemones. All I got is a single bright marinland LED light. Now I know that is not enough, nor does it put out the blue light it needs. A person at the LFS said that a stripe of blue light they sale for 50 dollars (LED) would put out the blue light needed to support a moderate light anemone such as a Long Tentacle Anemone, and along with my lighting already it would be fine.

I would like for my clowns to have a host anemone, but the light I wanted (the marineland LED Reef lighting system with timer) is to expensive for me right now. In your opinion would a stripe of LED lights be enough? in reality I think I am going to wait until I get a LED lighting system, but thought it might be cool to have an Anemone if I can buy a stripe of LED lights and it works to keep it healthy.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #87
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I would never put an anemone under any Marineland LED fixture or under the blue LED strip from the store. The guys at the shop are giving you very lousy advice. You need strong lights for am anemone and nothing from Marineland will suffice. Even if it did you may want to wait months before adding on. Personally, I prefer to use corals to host them. Far to many anemones die in our tanks or even just on their way to the fish shop.

Wait until all your fish are in the tank for a few months and everything is stable. Make sure you have enough light for light needy animals by growing an aquacultured coral or two, then try an anemone if you need one. They aren't cheap and they're not throw away animals. Go slow, get very strong lights and consider the fact that most of them die.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #88
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OMG, I THINK I AM READY!! :-p

Don't worry, I am not going to buy the anemone. :-p I was going to wait until I upgraded my tank for reef lights..

Hey guys, please look at my pics and tell me what you guys think. It looks like it's ready for it's first fish.

Should I get one tonight if I can?

From my test it looks like

Nitrites = 0
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PH = 8.4
Nitrates = 5.0

That is what I got. I am asking to see if you guys concur, because I might be jumping the gun because I want fish. :-p
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Do like a 5 gal water change. Then check parameters again just to make sure. Then add that fish and post tons of pics!!!!
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Did the change, and every thing looks the same as the last set of pictures. So, I guess that means I am good?

Called every darn store near where I live, they don't have a Six Line Wrasse. Had a ton of them every time I went in to look, now that I want one they DON'T HAVE THEM. LoL

So I am going back to the Reef tomorrow to pick up a Six Line Wrasse that they have. I live an hour and half away. :-/ Compared to 30 mins away from every other store. Aww well. :-p
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