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Old 11-13-2006, 09:46 PM   #11
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Cushed coral just happens to get gunk under it, which can cause issues. It's not neccesarily bad, but there are better choices out there.

Raw shrimp is a good way to jump start a cycle, and I would imagine cheaper than crab legs, but that's just a guess. I like saving money.

Clownfish and damsels are both in the same family, Pomacentridae (sp?), which contains the anemonefishes and damselfishes.
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Any kind of soft bellied critters might have problems, some snails, possibly stars, sand sifting gobies, conchs and I am sure there are others. Clowns are damsels.
sorry if im confused, but snails cant live in CC? they do fine in fw aquarium with rocks, is CC just pointier?

sd far as sand shifting gobies go, would lawnmower blennies or watchman gobies be affected. im thinking yes, but im unsure if they really dive into the CC/sand.

and turtles, im not sticking too much crab in. just a shrimp sized peice

one more thing, if anyone is familiar with those live mussels they sell in grocery stores, would those be ok in an aquarium, just if i wanted to get some, or would they attached themselves to my glass?
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It also helps to rinse the media first.

That cuts down on my cloudiness ALOT. Then, let it settle.
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It also helps to rinse the media first.

That cuts down on my cloudiness ALOT. Then, let it settle.
dont you think i did? believe me i did
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sorry if im confused, but snails cant live in CC? they do fine in fw aquarium with rocks, is CC just pointier?
Some burrowing snails won't be able to, like nassarius, llynassa, etc. Your common snails like astrea and turbo snails will be fine. Not because of the shape, but because they like to hide in the sand during the day. With the bigger particles that come with CC, they might not be able to get under there with the ease that sand allows. Stick with Turbo snails and Astrea snails, and you'll be fine.



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The goby yes, the blenny should be fine. In my experience, they like to perch on the rock more than anything.

About the mussels, someone posted a link about those before, and I beleive the general consensus was that they wouldn't be a good idea. I'll see if I can find the link for you.

Edit: You were the one that posted that question... so nevermind.
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The mussels, I believe live in cooler water, if I remember the post DT is talking about.
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Edit: You were the one that posted that question... so nevermind.
i posted that? where?

bought 7 more pounds of base rock, a sw param testing kit, and a heater today my lfs owner told me that if i just use bio spira when my pH is right (8.0-8.3) i wouldnt have waste my time with the jumpy params with the shrimp (crab meat). anyone try this, though bio spira is kinda pricey.

ohh and the tank cleared up
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Patience is the way to go.
Anything that is supposed to increase your cycle speed will cause problems later on.
No point spending all that money to ruin the tank for the sake of a week or so.
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If you wanna spend money on the biospira, go ahead. I thought that stuff was pricey though too. The same thing can be accomplished with a raw shrimp (crab meat) and much cheaper.

Here is a link to the mussels question you posted a while back.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...hlight=mussels
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