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Old 05-05-2013, 09:13 PM   #111
 
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You might have been a little hasty here. Hopefully new the editions don't send you back into a cycle.

What kind of coral is it?

EDIT: I see they are zoanthids. What kind of light do you have?

Your light schedule might be promoting that hair algae you have. Dial it back down to eight hours for a few days...
Can do, its half 10,000k daylight and halide Also, the damsel is being rehomed tuesday, only a few days with the extra load should be fine i think.

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Old 05-06-2013, 02:22 AM   #112
 
I don't understand why you came to this site for help when you continually ignore it. An 8 gallon tank isn't enough for either of the fish you have let alone the both of them. It's a shame that that clownfish will probably slowly succumb a slow death because you continue to ignore anything anyone tells you and do the oppsosite. And by the poor quality pics you posted, I dont think thats a zoa, it looks more like a torch coral. Sorry to be harsh here but your playing with fire in a tank this size.

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Went to a local expo and got a clownfish and a zoanthid
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:34 AM   #113
 
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Can do, its half 10,000k daylight and halide
Do you mean half 10,000k and half actinic? Is it flourescent, halide, power compact or LED?

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Also, the damsel is being rehomed tuesday, only a few days with the extra load should be fine i think.
These are the crucial days, at the end of a cycle. If there were to be a relapse, now would be the time. The longer the tank has to establish the beneficial bacteria needed for the nitrogen cycle, the better off you are.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:53 AM   #114
 
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Do you mean half 10,000k and half actinic? Is it flourescent, halide, power compact or LED?



These are the crucial days, at the end of a cycle. If there were to be a relapse, now would be the time. The longer the tank has to establish the beneficial bacteria needed for the nitrogen cycle, the better off you are.
I found him somewhere today. Now its just the clownfish
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #115
 
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I don't understand why you came to this site for help when you continually ignore it. An 8 gallon tank isn't enough for either of the fish you have let alone the both of them. It's a shame that that clownfish will probably slowly succumb a slow death because you continue to ignore anything anyone tells you and do the oppsosite. And by the poor quality pics you posted, I dont think thats a zoa, it looks more like a torch coral. Sorry to be harsh here but your playing with fire in a tank this size.
It is a zoa. And i have taken all advice given to me. I take the advice, think about it and make a decision based on what i know, opinions of multiple people with varying advice and experiences, then i make a decision. Just because i dont take one or two pieces of advice, doesnt mean that i havent listened. And i dont appreciate you saying such aweful things to me about how my fish is gonna die. Its unnecessary.

AND if you would have read, the damsel was not staying the tank. And it was rehomed today. I KNOW they cant be in the same tank.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:49 AM   #116
 
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Update

Everything is holding at less than 10 nitrtate, 0 nitrite, and 0 ammonia.
I got some DT's Live Marine Phytoplankton-
Premium Reef Blend .
** Moving up to a 10 gallon in a few days**
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:46 PM   #117
 
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Update photos

Can someone id the 2nd pic pleaase
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:48 PM   #118
 
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Refugium

Finally made my refugium, I have purigen, fluval foam, and macroalgea (seaweed)
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:01 PM   #119
 
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Clean that sponge daily. Maybe twice a day. That sponge will result in the breakdown of organic material into nitrates and start to overpower the system, ultimately depleting alkalinity at a rate faster than you can keep up with.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:22 PM   #120
 
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Clean that sponge daily. Maybe twice a day. That sponge will result in the breakdown of organic material into nitrates and start to overpower the system, ultimately depleting alkalinity at a rate faster than you can keep up with.
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It wont kill the bacteria in it if i do that everyday?
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