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Old 09-18-2011, 12:20 PM   #31
 
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thanks for the input about swimming room and size of fish. what would u recommened about the aiptasia, cut them down then have the little shrimp in to eat the leftovers? kinda want to save the rock cause it have alot of other sea life in it. ( claim, starfish, and dozens of little krill like creatures)
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Shoot em in the mouth with lemon juice.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:46 PM   #32
 
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thanks for the input about swimming room and size of fish. what would u recommened about the aiptasia, cut them down then have the little shrimp in to eat the leftovers? kinda want to save the rock cause it have alot of other sea life in it. ( claim, starfish, and dozens of little krill like creatures)
cutting them will spread them, that is if you could even cut them before they retract into the rock.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:10 PM   #33
 
ok so short of cutting them which sound slike its gonna be impossible because of the way they retract. i'll have to do something like the lemon juice.

side note tho

what type of creatures should i have in a tank like this to keeep it clean. im new to the salt water game so any help would be good. ive heard that turbo snails are good for cleaning stuff in the water. how many of them should i get for a 20g tank and whatelse do you guys think it needs?
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:36 PM   #34
 
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what type of creatures should i have in a tank like this to keeep it clean.
water changes, good feeding patterns....


a good mixture of snails is what i use on my tanks and i like to have a cleaner shrimp (usually cleans large size fish and goes after food scraps, not a tank maid )

theres not much that should be added to fix problems, just to create another problem. a good example would be adding those peppermint shrimp for aptasia... ( or cats to get rid of a mouse problem )


if it was a larger tank i would prob. also have a sandsifting cucumber along with my mixture of snails. i am not a fan of crabs, including hermit crabs. i also dont really enjoy mexican turbo snails due to their large size and clumsy driving skills. ( they love to knock over loose frag plugs )
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:24 PM   #35
 
just got the light bulbs in today. gonna have them on the tank by wedsnesday morning. the two lights are power glo 18k light, and a marine glo high output actinic light. both are the T5 HO lights and look cool so far. i'll have a pic of the tank with the new lights on wednesday night. cya till then.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:59 AM   #36
 
here is the new lighting system with some better shots of the whole tank.

P9201804 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - clown in the new light

P9201802 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Front view of my tank

P9201803 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - clowns around the live rock

P9201805 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - photo that my wife took

what do you guys think so far. the chasee is an alluimin eastroff spreay painted black with duck work tape ( not duck tape) to help with reflecting the light back down to the tank

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Old 09-20-2011, 03:48 PM   #37
 
also i notice now that the clowns have only stuck to the middle and top lay of water and havnt ventured down. is this normal for clowns cause the one looks like he has a problem with his dive glan.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:54 PM   #38
 
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also i notice now that the clowns have only stuck to the middle and top lay of water and havnt ventured down. is this normal for clowns cause the one looks like he has a problem with his dive glan.
Hard to tell.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #39
 
k my clowns seem to be doing better today. they spent most of the day in the middle of the tank. i have a question tho and i know this could be open to many different answers but what type of anemone should i get for the clowns to live in? any suggestions and why the one u suggest?
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:11 PM   #40
 
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k my clowns seem to be doing better today. they spent most of the day in the middle of the tank. i have a question tho and i know this could be open to many different answers but what type of anemone should i get for the clowns to live in? any suggestions and why the one u suggest?
Its up to you. Its the coloring that most go after, so you get to choose. RBTA are expensive, so I went with a White LTA. But thats just me. Carpet Nems are really neat and colorful.
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