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post #41 of 289 Old 10-01-2009, 07:33 PM
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Two different shrimp I believe. As Pasfur mentioned, formula two is what I'm gonna start using tonight. Got some today, I feed my fish frozen mysis, the formula 2, squid, and a little seaweed. The seaweed usually being defaulted to all the snails and crabs.

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post #42 of 289 Old 10-01-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Will check it out this weekend, as mentioned I only plan on having the one clown, the crabs, maybe a cleaner shrimp and a couple of mushrooms, I will definately buy the seaweed, not sure if I have seen squid though, and will have to look for the pellets, any knowledge on the porous white rock from cuba ? I'd really like to put it in the tank, but am holding off until I know it's safe
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post #43 of 289 Old 10-02-2009, 07:47 AM
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On the rock from Cuba issue...

I suggest that you mix up a batch of saltwater and place the rock inside. Add a powerhead or air stone for circulation. Wait a few days and then test for ammonia, nitrite, and pH. If all 3 of these levels have not changed, then add a couple small hermit crabs. Again, wait a few days, and see how the crabs are doing. Again, test for ammonia, nitirite, and pH. If everything is still going well, then you are probably fine to add the rock.
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post #44 of 289 Old 10-02-2009, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Good idea, cuz it smells kind of fishy
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post #45 of 289 Old 10-03-2009, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Going to get a light:

Current Nova Extreme T5 Aquarium Light

Two 24 Watt SlimPaq 10K T5 HO
Two 24 watt 460nm Actinic Blue T5 HO
Dimensions: 24" x 8" x 2.5"
96 Watts/.84 Amps
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Performance driven electronic ballasts. Independent control over 10K and Actinic lamps.

This is strong enough for corals, right?
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post #46 of 289 Old 10-03-2009, 06:17 PM
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Yes, this light should be fine for most corals you will be keeping. You will need to avoid some of the more high-light demanding corals, such as Clams and Acropora colonies, but for the most past you should be fine.
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post #47 of 289 Old 10-03-2009, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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picked up the light second hand, in great shape, like new! what are the 2 tiny led lights, are these moon lights? they are always on if plugged in, the others work off switches
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post #48 of 289 Old 10-03-2009, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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the small led lights are blue
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post #49 of 289 Old 10-03-2009, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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and another query, should I keep the fan running at all times (while the lights are on of course)
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post #50 of 289 Old 10-03-2009, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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sorry, yes they are lunar lights, I just read about them
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