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Old 03-14-2014, 02:47 PM   #41
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Would clown be good with damsel ?

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Old 03-14-2014, 02:53 PM   #42
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Honestly if your going to put a clown in a 10 it should be the only fish
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:21 PM   #43
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:14 PM   #44
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My First Saltwater Nano

Update Day 3

Got the rest of my live rocks
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:52 PM   #45
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Awesome how many lb you got know??
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:20 AM   #46
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Did you add an ammonia source? Im not sure if I missed that? You most likely will not find much of a spike in parameters as you started with all live rock. You only need to test for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate during your cycle, nothing else needd to be eetsted, even the ph.
You can bust up some of those rocks too with a towel wrapped around a rock and a hammer, maybe get a few smaller pieces for your small inverts to eventually call home.
I have had several pairs of clownss and non host anything. i had one set that hosted an elegance coral, but so badly I had to rehome the coral, they almost killed it.
I like the possuum wrasse idea or even that orange striped goby above, he is adorable. lol
I'd concentrate more on the corals and inverts than fish in a tank that size. But you can make it look amazing, you'd be surprised how great such a small tank can look.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:38 AM   #47
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Not sure I'm pretty sure it's about 12lbs a little over 10 lbs. I added some fish food pellets also just in case, will that work? I would like to break the rocks up, just wasn't sure if I could. I also decided to poor some of the water from the tank at the store with the rock if that helps.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:40 AM   #48
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Also I tested the salinity and it was 1.208. Should I add water?
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:51 AM   #49
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You mean 1.028?
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:52 AM   #50
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1.208? That's extremly high unless you mean 1.028 then that's alright 1.025 is like the norm for reef tanks
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1.028 sorry and temp at 80
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Should I add water or leave it alone
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:51 AM   #53
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Are you topping off with ro/di? You want your sg at 1.023-.026
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Yeah, it's too high. Replace some water with ro/di water.
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Don't have unit but I have API tap water conditioner so I'll use my tap
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:11 AM   #56
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I'd get a unit as fast as you can.

I did a test on two tanks, one conditioned tap water, one RO/DI.
The tap water didn't fail, but the RO/DI parameters were much better.
Although, my tap water has extra filtration, that we installed a long time ago.
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If your using tap be prepared for algae problems down the road. And also hope there's no copper in the water
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:39 AM   #58
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I personally, have never had problems with algae in tap water. It is very common. I used 4 conditioners, when I didn't have RO/DI and I was fine.

I STILL WOULDN'T RECOMMEND IT. Just because I did well, doesn't mean you will.

Test your tap water for Nitrates, Phos, and Copper.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:44 AM   #59
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You can purchase ro/di water from your nearest supermarket for about 75Ę
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Ok if I can purchase it made already that's good ill pick some up
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