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Old 12-18-2010, 06:48 PM   #21
 
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:D that fine fishboy

thanks for you input guys. As far as using cable tie I don't wont them to be seen
so would it not be better to use Marin silicon?

and haw big of a cave should I make?
You can strategically use the cable ties on the back sides of the rocks, out of view. My entire 180 is tied together with cable ties and you can't see any of them. Without them, I would have never produced the overhangs and cave effects that I have.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:21 PM   #22
 
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cool beans

doesnt a pair of clowns make the tank more alive.they look real nice.once they are settled in what do you plan to add..
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:02 AM   #23
 
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2 or 3 shrimp. as this is only 13G tank,

one of my LFS said I could feed Ben & Jerry "Brine shrimp AKA see monkeys" I also got sum frozen pellets as well.

can you over feed your fish? or as long as they keep eating it's ok?

if you have had the changes to see the video what do you think of there behaver? do they look stressed still or is there behaver looking normal.

I ask this as I have reading other ppl post and there clowns have just stayed in the top corner for the 1st 2or 3 days?

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Old 12-19-2010, 08:10 AM   #24
 
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I watched the video and the Clownfish appear to be doing great. Yes, it is possible to overfeed. Your fish should look full in the stomach but not fat. If you notice food dropping to the bottom or that food remains suspended in the water after your fish have lost interest in the food, then you are over feeding. Probably not an issue.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:24 AM   #25
 
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thanks Pasfur.

my wife and i are both fascinated by Ben & Jerry we love the new life they bring to the tank :)
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:39 AM   #26
 
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if you are doing frozen brine shrimps i recomend investing a couple extra dollars in the spiralina enriched brine shrimp...just a recomendation for a little better nutritional value..
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:45 PM   #27
 
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I don't think I like the frozen brine shrimp, I prefer the live. and I am going to try dryed food as well later this week.
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:51 PM   #28
 
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hmmm

even if you are cultureing your own it is benificial to feed them spiralina.and when you decide it is to much time, work and money to raise your own you may opt for some frozen variety..after all variety is the spice of life.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:06 PM   #29
 
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even if you are cultureing your own it is benificial to feed them spiralina.and when you decide it is to much time, work and money to raise your own you may opt for some frozen variety..after all variety is the spice of life.
I couldn't agree more with this post. Feeding a wide variety of foods is critical to a successful marine system. I feed 5 or 6 different frozen foods, 2 flakes, 3 pellets, freeze dried Plankton, and algae sheets to my 180. The variety ensures that the fish get as close to a natural diet as possible for the purpose of keeping a healthy immunity.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:05 PM   #30
 
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yesterday I was pretty much given 12 disc anemones 3 line the one in photo and 6 green and 1 blue and sum others but I can really make out there colours and I cant get a good photo of them yet.

Also sum polyps frags they look a bit like this, but they are not fully opening up yet. sum are orange and others are green.

could sum one tell me what I have to do to take care of them.

also are they ok with hermit crabs being in there?
as some times I see the hermit crabs climbing over the polyps.
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