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Old 11-01-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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How is everyone doing?

My name is Ian and I'm in the new York army national guard. I have a 20 gallon set up right now with 2 ocellaris clowns and two emerald crabs, I've had the fish for three weeks and the crabs for one. I hope to learn as much as I can from this forum as I am new to saltwater aquariums.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, you picked the best one on the internet. LOL

Do you have a full tank shot or maybe some other photos? We love pictures here.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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Here are a couple of shots of the tank. I have an officer in the unit that has a reef tank, he's donating some coral in a month or so.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
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Welcome to AA!

Nice start. Thanks for serving.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:31 PM   #5
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Nice little tank you got there. Clowns are adorable! lol

Planning on some more rock or anything ?
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:38 PM   #6
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I'm going to get some more live rock. In a few months I'll try an anemone and I have someone donating coral frags. Maybe one more small fish, looking at a chalk bass. I may even get a bigger tank, I'll probably need it.
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Welcome and as a fire chief I want to thank you for what you do for our country and our freedom! Bless you!

Stay safe.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:44 PM   #8
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Thanks guys, it's the fishes safety I'm worried about. They are like my kids.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:50 PM   #9
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What kind of light do you have now? Most likely you will have to upgrade in order to house an anemone. They require pristine water, and high lighting.
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Right now it's not big, the same guy who is donating coral is going to sell me an older light he has. The fish have been in the tank for three weeks and ph is 8.4 and all other levels are zero. Slowly increasing the bio-load to see what it can handle.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:19 PM   #11
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Welcome! I like your tank, it looks nice and clean!
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:24 PM   #12
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I have a diatom problem but I work hard to keep it clean. I'm told that the diatom problem will go away?
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:38 AM   #13
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Fixed the diatom problem, added snails shrimp and a new fish and the rest of the live rock I wanted.
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Update. The tank is doing awesome. The last fish and shrimp that bought where killed by the clowns. I now have an anemone but that's a different thread. I just want to say thank you for all your help, soon I will have the experience to answer question on here myself.
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