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Old 01-23-2012, 10:07 PM   #321
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Should I add any more shrimp cubes yet? I am having some trouble acquiring some pure ammonia, lol.

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Add another six but keep it in a net in the water. First add 6 cubes in a net then rinse in fresh water until it thaws. This removes the phosphates from water the shrimp was frozen in. Then add the shrimp into the tank with the net to avoid a mess
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #322
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Just tested my ammonia levels, they are .25-.5. What do you all think? Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:25 PM   #323
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Yea you need more. How much more I don't know how to figure out. I used the pure ammo not cubes.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #324
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:49 PM   #325
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are there still bits of the cube in the tank? could always go to the gstore and buy some table shrimp like 2-4 big pieces. once they are gone (dissolved/decayed) you should be close to done.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:50 PM   #326
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you also have a fair amount of lr in your tank right? thats where some of your ammo could be going too.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:01 PM   #327
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I have a quick Tang question.

Since the Yellow Tang is more aggressive than the Scopas, when I order, should I order a small Yellow, and a medium Scopas?

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Old 01-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #328
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That sounds like a good idea. Keep in mind the medium might be quite large and their version of small is usually really small. lol
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I have a quick Tang question.

Since the Yellow Tang is more aggressive than the Scopas, when I order, should I order a small Yellow, and a medium Scopas?

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You can get both at the same size. Release the scopes into the tank 2 hours ahead of time and you should be fine
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:06 PM   #330
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Just tested the ammonia, and it is pretty low again, probably between .25 and .5.
Should I add more cubes?

Alos, I haven't gotten my sump up and running yet because we lost an adapter to the pump.

I am going to try and look online for another right now.
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did you add any more the last time you checked? are they decaying that you can tell?
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #332
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did you add any more the last time you checked? are they decaying that you can tell?
I added six cubes last night.


I think they are decaying because I can't see them in the tank anywhere.

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Did you lose the attachment for the return pump? Youshould be able to get a replacement at home depot. I think it would be slip to barb or female to barb.
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Another fish question!

Will Gobies eat Coral Banded Shrimp? I ask because for shrimp I am planning on having one coral Banded, that is it.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #335
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Also, I know Gobies can fight with conspecifics, but will that still happen in a 125g?
How many would you all be comfortable adding without worrying about fighting?
I was thinking 2 would probably be the limit, not sure though.
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I suspect my pink spotted goby of killing 5 cleaner shrimp and 6 peppermint shrimp. So far my coral banded has been fine.
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Thanks! I really like the Randals Goby (I think that is what it is called).
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #338
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Questions galore tonight! LOL.

Why is the Black Bar Soldier Fish labeled ref safe with caution? Does it eat shrimp, not coral?


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Oops just noticed that it says that it will eat crustaceans, that is why.
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Yep, the soldier and squirrel fish are the same, they can eat shrimp and hermits to I read. :-(
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