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Old 05-28-2013, 04:12 PM   #201
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Put most in the fuge and some in the tank. I do it once every 3 months.
And your mandarin thrives? I unfortunately could not sustain a proper environment for a Target Mandarin in my 55, but would like to give another mandarin a shot someday in this tank...

I guess with all this, I'm just trying to see what the best way to maintain a healthy pod population is, and what/when to take action such as adding more...
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:18 AM   #202
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Yes, my mandarin is still doing well. I'm trying to find out when I added him. It might be over a year now. I used to restock every other month with the bogo deal. 2k pods is a lot and I'd sometimes get more. I stocked it up bi-monthly and just started slacking back with it.
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Yes, my mandarin is still doing well. I'm trying to find out when I added him. It might be over a year now. I used to restock every other month with the bogo deal. 2k pods is a lot and I'd sometimes get more. I stocked it up bi-monthly and just started slacking back with it.
Ok thanks for the input. I just may have to add a mandarin back to my possible fish (in a year from now)...
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Just do it smart. Try to avoid other fish that would actively wither away and out compete the food supply, like 6 line wrasse.
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Just do it smart. Try to avoid other fish that would actively wither away and out compete the food supply, like 6 line wrasse.
Whelp, a 6 line I already have... Looks like no mandarin lol.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:21 AM   #206
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Back to some flow thoughts... I can't afford an MP40, and I'm still a bit iffy on the WP40. I'm considering running both of my Koralia 1400's constantly 24 hours a day, and putting 2 Koralia Magnum 6's on my wave maker, alternating every 15 minutes, and also which will turn off when the lights go out to let things calm down at night. Does this seem like a decent idea?
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You don't need the wave maker at all. Let them all run full time.
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You don't need the wave maker at all. Let them all run full time.
But doesn't alternating them help "stir things up a bit"? By the water essentially moving around the tank in one dominant direction, and then the opposite way...? Or is this an incorrectly perceived benefit? Also, will my bubble tip be overwhelmed by this much flow?
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Pointing 2 power wads directly at each other the flow still ends up chaotic. It will be just fine.
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All power heads on, is going to stir things up better than half of them on, half of the time. The more flow the better, as far as keeping particulate matter suspended.
As far as random turbulence, water never goes in the exact same direction twice, so like Hank said, aiming two power heads at each other will make some fairly random flow, if that's what you want.
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