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Old 06-26-2009, 09:09 PM   #21
 
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Looks like a good stocking list. Inverts count, they are part of the bioload in a tank. They contribute to waste and use minerals sound in the water. For example, shrimp use iodine found naturally in seawater to molt. But I don't think that this looks overcrowded at all. Definitley add a pair of clowns. And I think you should add the Gramma last. The firefish might jump, I already had one jump from my tank, along with another type (bullet) goby.

I haven't heard anything about the Visi-Therm, but I have used the Seaclone, and was happy with its production; I only upgraded to the superskimmer because I wanted a needle wheel skimmer. But the Seaclone 100 definitley did the job I needed it to do: skim waste.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:08 AM   #22
 
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What do you think of the Visi Therm protein skimmer? It's really small and compact and it's rated up to 75 gallons I think. The SeaClone I have now is 100 gallons and is actually moving my sandbed, only the part where the water goes back into the tank.

About the livestocks. Is this too much for the tank? My tank is more of a community tank. Do inverts even count?
1 - 2 Clownfish
1 Royal Gramma
1 Firefish Goby
8 - 10 Blue Leg Hermit Crabs
1 - 3 Cleaner Shrimp
The Visi Therm is horrible. I am not joking. I can't believe this piece of junk is still sold in the pet shops, much less produced by the manufacturer. I find it insulting to the hobbyists that this skimmer even exists. The SKILTER 250 will outperform the Visi Therm, if that tells you how bad the Visi Therm is. It might make a good door stop or paper weight.

By the way, you need to IGNORE THE RATINGS on a protein skimmer. The ratings are set by the manufacturer in an attempt to gain your purchase. The SeaClone 100 is adequate for a 38 gallon FOWLR aquarium at best.

If the SeaClone is moving your sand bed, then I suggest replacing the power head. You could slow down the flow rate, and then use your existing power head for additional water movement.

The stocking list looks good to me.

By the way, have you set up your Quarantine aquarium yet?
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:36 AM   #23
 
As I mentioned earlier, my tank will mainly be a community tank. I wanted to add a three striped damsel, but people said that damsels are aggressive and that they might nip at my community fishes fins. What are your thoughts on this? I also wanted to add a mandarin dragonet, but people said that they are difficult to care for. Do you think I should go for it or no? I'll list some others I had in mind. Can't think of them as for the moment.

As for the Quarantine Tank, I have not set one up yet because I will leave it the way my tank is for now until I come back in August. I'm just doing the set up and the cycle sort to say. For the moment, I'm just asking questions and researching on what I can stock. I will post pictures on my set up and progress in the specific thread as to how well or how bad I'm doing. Haha! More inputs please! Thank you!
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:21 AM   #24
 
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As I mentioned earlier, my tank will mainly be a community tank. I wanted to add a three striped damsel, but people said that damsels are aggressive and that they might nip at my community fishes fins. What are your thoughts on this? I also wanted to add a mandarin dragonet, but people said that they are difficult to care for. Do you think I should go for it or no? I'll list some others I had in mind. Can't think of them as for the moment.
This is accurate information. The Three Stripe Damsel is extremely aggressive and would almost have to be kept by intself in your tank. The Mandarin Dragonet is extremely difficult to keep and is downright impossible to keep long term in aquariums under 75 to 125 gallons, preferably larger. This is a dietary issue that call for HUGE quantities of natural foods from the sand bed.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:01 PM   #25
 
Pasfur, you mentioned earlier about a Wrasse to complete my setup. What do you think about the Cleaner Wrasse? How is the care level of it? I was thinking one should be more than enough since it feeds off other fishes bacteria. Thanks.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:15 AM   #26
 
After a long day at work today, I came home to see that one of my clownfish's lower fins is ripped. I don't know why, but maybe it's from the humidity we've got because the temperature right now in the tank is 82 degrees. I wouldn't expect any aggression since I put them both in the tank at the same time. I also checked the parameters and they're pretty much the same since Sunday besides the temperature rise. Any solutions besides a chiller? They're very expensive the last time I checked.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:37 AM   #27
 
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attach a fan
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:30 AM   #28
 
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When I added a fan to my 54 reef the temperature dropped 4 degrees F. Inexpensive and simple.

I have mixed feelings about the Cleaner Wrasse. I have personally found them to be rather easy to keep, but this fish has received a lot of criticism for its difficulty of care, due to dietary concerns.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:28 AM   #29
 
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and that fans on a controller so it only turns on when it needs to, just like my heater.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:14 PM   #30
 
Long story short. I just returned from Michigan for vacation. Lo' and behold I see a Blue Regal Tang in tank. I was happy and in shock at the same time. Apparently my uncle bought this for me while I was gone. I didn't want to tell him I couldn't keep it so I kept it until now. It has been in the tank for about 2 weeks now. It seemed fine when I came home and monitored its health. One morning all of a sudden the Tang is covered with Ich and now my two Clownfishes are too. Is there anything I can do to save them? The Clownfishes look fine meanwhile the Tang is not doing so great. Poor thing looks like it's hyperventilating. Please help! I hate LFS who just tries to sell their products without proper information. I have two Clownfishes which I bought from day 1 and never added anything then until I came home to a Tang. Help!
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