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Old 12-08-2008, 03:23 PM   #31
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Mandarin is not a goby and won't be a good choice in a young tank. They eat only copepods and the tank needs to mature for almost a year with decent amount of liverock to sustain them. Otherwise they die slowly but surely. No clowns???
I thought everybody wanted a clown in their SW tank.

Prolly start off with a handfull of hermit crabs and snails. Some may say less depending on the rock. I see you've got 30lbs. As the tank matures and you have more fish, then you can increase you CUC.
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Hahahha, were you surprised that I don't have clownfish on my wanted list? I kinda pity them if I don't have anemone for them to play on, so that's why I want to avoid having it, but we'll see.

What's is CUC by the way?

I heard astrea snails is better than turbo snails, is that true?
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thanks Melosu.

Do you know what is CUC?
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Ahhh, it's not listed in the Acronym, I think it should

Thanks Melosu , btw luv your pinkspot goby...

OOH no, I come home today and when I was about to pick up the shrimp as it turned yellow, my rocks now start turning a little yellowish like it has an algae, I'm not sure what it is, should I remove the shrimp still?





Please advise :| - I'm confused
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Thanks Melosu , btw luv your pinkspot goby...
Thanks, He`s a camera hog.

Your rock will most likely have diatoms on them soon. This is a brown dusty type algea. Dont worry it will be gone a few weeks down the road once the silicates in your tank get used up. That`s why it`s looking yellowish and brownish.
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Woah... thanks for the fast reply Melosu, so do you think I should continue with the cycle or remove the shrimp completely?
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Yes you must continue with the cycle. How about telling us what your ammonia and nitrite readings are today?
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Readings for today

12/08/08

PH: 7.8
Ammonia: 1.0
Nitrite: 0.25
Nitrate: 20
Sg: 1.023
Temp: 80F

Removed the shrimp cause it's start to get smelly and Innovator in the other thread told me to remove it just like austindad, so how should I continue with the cycle?
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