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Old 04-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #361
 
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What are your parameters.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #362
 
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I do not know right now, I have not checked since the lights out and WC with new salt. I wanted to do my second WC with the new salt and then I will dose if necessary to reach proper LPS range. Salinity is at 1.025 and temp is between 78-80 due to the strange weather around here. One week was 40 degrees the next week was 80, where did spring go?

So yea after my WC Sunday Ill update my parameters
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:39 AM   #363
 
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Cool.

We are having the same weather up here in New England...
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:21 PM   #364
 
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Yep its stupid. But the built in fan on the RSM130 has kept the tank no hotter than 80.Something even with the lights on. My fresh water on the other hand went up to 85 :/

This happens every spring/summer and fall/winter when the AC is not on yet but the weather is super hot. Never had an issue with the FW tanks but salt was scaring me. Seems all will be fine.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:05 PM   #365
 
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It will be. Short periods of temperature increases are not that dangerous. It is when it fluctuates a lot, or stays above 85 for an extended amount of time that you need to worry. I know that there were points where my 46 would get above 87 and stay there for days (obviously not nights) at a time before I get Central Air. I never really saw any negative effects from it...
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #366
 
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Hello,

I have had a busy few weeks with work and family emergencies. Good news is, cyano has not came back. Honestly I have not checked any of the parameters other then sg and nitrates recently. I also won't be getting corals for some time. I need to save money. But the cyano is gone so I'm happy.

Unfortunately I didn't check the sg of a WC I did on my qt and the sg was up to like 1.030. All the cyano in that tank turned green and the hermit crabs and mushrooms died. So I guess I need to recycle the qt before I get new fish.

Also the 6 line disappeared in my RSM. I'm pretty upset about it. Can't find him anywhere.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #367
 
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Sorry about the sixline. And sorry about the qt.

I am glad to hear your cyano problem has been worked out. Time for some pictures!
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:47 PM   #368
 
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Hello There

So family health issues have been keeping me held back from doing anything except water changes. Cyano has not returned. There is some red growing that may not be coralline but it does not come off like cyano. Ill post pics later.

Anyway, I only have the two clowns and yellow watchman so I really want to add more fish. I went to the LFS and I was going to get a royal gamma and I was looking at another 6 line wrasse. The guy at the store suggested I stay away from the 6 line as I may not be so lucky and get a calm one like I had, as a lot can be bullies. He suggested a few other wrasses but they looked to be too big for the tank, even though he said they would be OK:

Red Fairy Wrasse (not sure what kind exactly)
Blue sided fairy Wrasse (to big)
Flasher Wrasse (not sure what kind exactly)
Regular Fairy Wrasse

So since I could not get specifics I decided to wait before I went ahead and bought something. Any thoughts? I think wrasses are super cool but I don't NEED one.

Anything else that would work? I do really like the royal gamma, but I was hoping I could add one or two more fish in total. I like firefish and cardinals but they may not be active enough for me. hmmmmmmmmmm.......
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:41 PM   #369
 
I would definitely recommend the royal gramma. Mine is the tank manager. He's always cruising through the rocks watching what my clownfish are doing. Only time he's grumpy is at feeding time every once in a while he will try and intimidate my female clown. Other than that he's really a cool fish.

I also have a firefish and he's a pretty timid fish but without boisterous tank mates mine hangs out in front of the powerhead most of the day. They have a reputation for jumping, which I think they only do if they get spooked or chased, so you'll want some type of top on your tank.

The cardinals aren't very active per say but I believe they like to be out in the open. I personally think they're really neat the way they just hang in the water. They look almost fake. Plus they're a nice easy fish to keep. I think they prefer to be in pairs.

Those are all really good choices.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:06 PM   #370
 
I forgot to mention before but I think the wrasses you mentioned are generally recommended for larger tanks because they are very very active, hard swimmers. Not positive on that though
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