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post #31 of 36 Old 01-18-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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I retested and got

ammonia-0.0
nitrite-0.0
nitrate-1.0
ph-8.2

so I decided to add fish. A pair of clowns- lfs said they have had
eggs before. Not that I want to breed them. Will I have to keep
removing their eggs every 5 to 12 days?

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post #32 of 36 Old 01-18-2012, 07:57 PM
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sounds like the LFS gave you a long tale to sell a fish. not saying you dont have a breeding pair but these generally are expensive and harder to come by. sounds like they are a "bonded pair" and not a "mated pair" which indicates a big price difference.

however if they do lay eggs though, leave them. if for some miracle they make it to adulthood ( sorry, they wont ) youll have baby clowns to sell, or trade. unfortunately i know they wont make it in a display tank ( food requirements, pumps, predators.. ) so i would still leave them as a natural food source. a healthy natural food.
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post #33 of 36 Old 01-18-2012, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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ya most likely a tale but one is far larger than the other. The female is about 2 inches
while the other is about 1. I know the fry won't make it to adulthood but I was worried that
the dead fry would add ammonia, phosphates, etc. Once I have the time and money I would like
to set up a 10 g grow out tank. I don't plan on adding anything else to the tank so we will see what happens.
My main concern about trying to raise rotifers for the fry- does anyone know if you can buy rotifers and just add them not breed them?
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post #35 of 36 Old 01-18-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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I have seen that but how long would that last me?
Also I would really like to get a torch coral but I'm not sure what lighting to use.
Anything cheaper than this that would work?-http://www.ebay.com/itm/24-QUAD-Aqua...ht_1223wt_1122

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Thats more than plenty of light for you.
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