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Old 03-13-2015, 02:54 PM   #101
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When we first got to the store, we saw a little head sticking out of the rock. Never saw him again. She shook and vibrated and twirled the rock and decided I should take it home and the fish would come out. That was 3 pm yesterday.

The tank is a 40g breeder. I didn't know Chromis would kill each other.

Did you ever put that rock in your tank? And it's not a guarantee on the chromis, but a lot of them are jerks so I would say it's a decent possibility. How about a pair of clowns? They add personality to any tank imo


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Old 03-13-2015, 04:49 PM   #102
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The rock was way too big for my tank. It barely fit in the 5 gallon bucket.
They were very nice at the store, but I think they were afraid to cross me. I did get 3 Chromis and will watch their behavior closely per what you said. I now have a credit on my account. Apparently Chromis are a lot cheaper than a Midas Blenny. I'm still gonna get a Blenny, but it will be a while now.
Wanna laugh? The guy put the rock back in his tank. My husband called me over 5 minutes later and the Blenny was peeking out of his hole.
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Oh. Clowns are cool, but I have 2 designer clowns in the Reef, so I wanted something different.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:11 PM   #104
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My Chromis and Cleaner Shrimp are doing well. It's funny watching the Chromis learning new things, like picking up pellets from the sand (one got a mouthful of sand trying to do it and blew it all out) and figuring out how to sleep all together in a cave. I now have diatoms. No prob. Will try to get pictures today.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:09 PM   #105
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I know I said diatoms were no problem, but is your entire tank, walls, rocks, sand...everything supposed to be rust red? Seriously? I'm even skimming rust red. Are fish and shrimp safe in there?


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Can you take a picture? That is very strange...
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Old 03-19-2015, 02:28 PM   #107
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Ok. Honestly, I don't know how to post a picture, so I have to get my husband to do it. I will try to do it late this afternoon. Now I'm really worried. I wondered if this was normal, because it wasn't like this in the reef tank.
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It sounds like cyanobacteria, but I'm not sure why you are skimming it out like that.
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I wasn't aware that I could get Cyano so quickly after the cycle. And, isn't cyano more red? This is definately rust brown. The skimmer is picking up small chunks of it. I am skimming hoping to get some of it. A post on AA stated to skim, because the dead diatoms could be skimmed out. I'm really worried about this. I am not home, but when I get there, I will get a pic and feel it to see if it's slimy like cyano. Would diatoms be slimy, too?
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Diatoms are not slimy. Slimy is either cyano or dinos. Really need to see a picture.
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