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Old 08-12-2014, 12:27 PM   #21
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Upgrading sux Try to buy the best equipment you can right from the start. The upfront cost bites but it pays off in the long run.
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:38 PM   #22
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i got this system from someone that was getting rid of his aquarium. thats why im looking to upgrade and when i pick out my new equipment it will be for the long hall not just a temp fix.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:39 PM   #23
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well my tang was not very nice to my wrasse. i ended up today taking him back to the LFS and trading him in for a attenata lionfish. couldnt be happier with him just sucks i had to get rid of the wrasse. but i didnt want him to die in my tank because of the tang. anyways i know these are crappy blue pics but this i what i have so far for my new addition
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:06 PM   #24
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did another water change today. found out my skimmer while i was away yesterday decided to spring a leak and pour 5 gallons of water into my carpet. lets say im less then pleased. but on the plus side i needed a water change....so did a nice 15% today and the water looks CRYSTAL. and per ALOT of you guys out there, the tang is no longer with me and i am now looking for a new algae controller in my tank. suggestions? i have my atennata lionfish so it cant be a small guy.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:47 PM   #26
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Margarita snail (Margarites Pupillis). Eates algae and coral safe.


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Old 08-19-2014, 07:20 PM   #27
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Drop John an e-mail he will help you out. Reef Cleaners| Clean up Crews and Macroalgae - Reef Cleaners
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i was hoping more of a fish idea, but ill be picking up more cleaners tomorrow when i head to the store. looking at a new skimmer as well. i think mine decided to go splat :/
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:07 AM   #29
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ice fishes 55 gallon journey

I kept my yellow eye tang in a 55 just fine. The yellow eye tang is one of the few tangs that can go into a smaller tank than most. A 75 gallon is more Ideal for a yellow eye tang, but I have seen worse than a 55 for them. Heck some people put Yellow Tangs in their 29 gallon tanks. (Which is just a very bad Idea!) I should note that I moved both my yellow eye tang and my yellow tang to my 120 from my 55. I knew I was upgrading so I bought both before the upgrade. Tangs are just hard fish in general to keep because of ICH outbreaks for random reasons. My yellow eye got ICH and died in his 120 gallon home for no reason! My Yellow Tang is doing awesome thou. So go figure! Had them both in my 120 for 4 months with no issue and out of no where the yellow eye tang died.

Honestly with that Lion fish in your tank and plus what you already have, I would say your stocked. You need a skimmer as lion fish really make a huge mess in your tank. Get a good skimmer!

The Reef Octopus BH-1000 is what I have and I would recommend that for your tank.

I would honestly slow down a little and wait a few months (4 at the lest!) and see how the fish are doing that you already have. You should be ready for more after. Honestly the Lion should have been the last fish in, being anything you put into your tank now will be considered his food.

Lions tend to not eat pre-existing tank mates, but new tank mates are fair game to them.




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Also sometimes fish just fight for a few days to establish their territory. It could take a week before it dies down. Just watch and make sure their is no really bad damage or a TON of aggression. Some chasing is normal.


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