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Old 09-06-2011, 08:13 PM   #11
 
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It depends on which one you really have in there. But yes, they are nasty. Once you get live dusters or polyps growing of any kind, the Aiptasia will sting them.
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k ive made up my mine about killing those little buggers (aiptasia) but i have a question. do they sting humans? ive been trying to look up if they do or not and cant find anything.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:13 PM   #12
 
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k ive made up my mine about killing those little buggers (aiptasia) but i have a question. do they sting humans? ive been trying to look up if they do or not and cant find anything.
They do, but you are not ever going to know it. Your to big to notice. So get in there and grab the lil buggers out.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:00 PM   #13
 
does anyone have any opinions on what substrate i should use. live sand or crushed corals? its going to be a basic tank with a could of clown fish so which should i use? also i just finished building my light fixture but i need to find a way to build a cheap but not ugly light stand to hold it any thoughts on that as well?

thanks for the input. pics coming soon
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:11 PM   #14
 
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does anyone have any opinions on what substrate i should use. live sand or crushed corals? its going to be a basic tank with a could of clown fish so which should i use? also i just finished building my light fixture but i need to find a way to build a cheap but not ugly light stand to hold it any thoughts on that as well?

thanks for the input. pics coming soon
i suggest sand over crushed coral as the crushed coral ( and even gravel ) will allow debris to fall into the nooks and cracks and allow it to break down over time, causing excess nutrient issues. the sand ( unless its very large size grains ) does not allow this to happen and your water flow will help keep the debris in suspension allowing more time for a skimmer to pull it out.

what kind of lights did you go with?
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:35 PM   #15
 
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i suggest sand over crushed coral as the crushed coral ( and even gravel ) will allow debris to fall into the nooks and cracks and allow it to break down over time, causing excess nutrient issues. the sand ( unless its very large size grains ) does not allow this to happen and your water flow will help keep the debris in suspension allowing more time for a skimmer to pull it out.

what kind of lights did you go with?

thanks for the input on sand and gravel, i have ordered zoo glo 18k coral light, and a marine light that bring out the colours in fish. dont know the exact name of the light but the guy at the fish store spend alot of time talking to me about these lights.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:20 AM   #16
 
just got the sand in my tank last night. it looks great but i started to notice that there is a white froawth or bubbles strating to appear on the surface near the edges. anyone know what this is?
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:33 AM   #17
 
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just got the sand in my tank last night. it looks great but i started to notice that there is a white froawth or bubbles strating to appear on the surface near the edges. anyone know what this is?
Yup, its normal. No worries. It will calm down. You could net the junk out.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:48 PM   #18
 
just got two clowns ( Ocellaris ), they seem to be managing well for the most part picts coming tomorrow!
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:02 PM   #19
 
another question if one of u aquaruim experts could answer for me is how much current should one have per tank size? right now, the tank im using is 20g long, with an aquaclear filter which puts out 200gph. is that two high? low? what is the ratio of tank size per gallion to the amount of water flow per gallion?
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:26 PM   #20
 
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another question if one of u aquaruim experts could answer for me is how much current should one have per tank size? right now, the tank im using is 20g long, with an aquaclear filter which puts out 200gph. is that two high? low? what is the ratio of tank size per gallion to the amount of water flow per gallion?
Fish only tank you would start the flow rate at 10x the water volume, so your right there. You don't want any dead spots in your tank, you may end up with 2 powerheads, one in each corner, keeps the dead spots down better than just one.
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