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post #11 of 45 Old 04-20-2010, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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So when I do water changes d I have to buy more saltwater?

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29 gallon-
- 2.3.0 Kribensis
- 1.0.0 CAE
- 1.2.0 Swordtails
- 1.1.0 Dwarf Gourami
- 2.6.0 Black Phantom Tetra

10 gallon-
- 1.0.0 Beta
- 1.1.4 Peppered Cories
- 6.12.10 Guppies
- 1.3.0 Amano Shrimp
- 2.0.0 Zebra Snails
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post #12 of 45 Old 04-20-2010, 04:16 PM
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post #13 of 45 Old 04-20-2010, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Wouldn't it be easier just to buy a large bag of marine salt and just make saltwater for when I need it? If I do 20% water changes every week, I would only have to make a 2 gallon saltwater mix. That isn't much salt and if I buy a big bag, I will have enough salt for a long time.

Aquariums
29 gallon-
- 2.3.0 Kribensis
- 1.0.0 CAE
- 1.2.0 Swordtails
- 1.1.0 Dwarf Gourami
- 2.6.0 Black Phantom Tetra

10 gallon-
- 1.0.0 Beta
- 1.1.4 Peppered Cories
- 6.12.10 Guppies
- 1.3.0 Amano Shrimp
- 2.0.0 Zebra Snails
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post #14 of 45 Old 04-21-2010, 03:28 PM
Please reduce the number of snails to 1 or 2. Snails eat lots of algea. Saddly your snails would starve to death do to lack of algea.
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post #15 of 45 Old 04-21-2010, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so 2 astrea snails would be better?

Recap of stocking list:
- 2 ocellaris clowns
- 2 astrea snails
- 5 hermit crabs
- 2 skunk shrimp

Sounds good. I just assumed 10 because I have 2 nerite or zebra snails in my 10 gallon now and they don't eat algae quick enough or efficient enough so I needed amano shrimp and cories to help them out. Since I am not going to get a protein skimmer, will I have to do weekly water changes or will bi-weekly water changes suffice? I was thinking 20% water changes every 2nd week but I don't know if that will do.

I somewhat looked into lighting for corals and the T-5 and halide lighting were sooo expensive. I saw some that said 'starting at 249.99' and I was very discouraged. I am assuming if I wanted to have corals I would need to entirely upgrade my lightin system, a.k.a. buy a whole new top or lighting system.

Aquariums
29 gallon-
- 2.3.0 Kribensis
- 1.0.0 CAE
- 1.2.0 Swordtails
- 1.1.0 Dwarf Gourami
- 2.6.0 Black Phantom Tetra

10 gallon-
- 1.0.0 Beta
- 1.1.4 Peppered Cories
- 6.12.10 Guppies
- 1.3.0 Amano Shrimp
- 2.0.0 Zebra Snails
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post #16 of 45 Old 04-22-2010, 07:26 AM
nerite and bumble bee eat more uneaten food in the sand than algea on the glass.
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post #17 of 45 Old 04-22-2010, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Would you recommend adding any other clean up crew members like nerite snails for example? Also, just to be sure, 2 clowns will be the only fish in the aquarium? I am pretty sure the answer is no, but would it be possible to add a clown goby or firefish after the clowns pair up or is the tank already at the stocking limit?

Aquariums
29 gallon-
- 2.3.0 Kribensis
- 1.0.0 CAE
- 1.2.0 Swordtails
- 1.1.0 Dwarf Gourami
- 2.6.0 Black Phantom Tetra

10 gallon-
- 1.0.0 Beta
- 1.1.4 Peppered Cories
- 6.12.10 Guppies
- 1.3.0 Amano Shrimp
- 2.0.0 Zebra Snails
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post #18 of 45 Old 04-23-2010, 08:08 AM
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Maybe a Yasha Goby would work as a third tankmate. Yeah, I would like that addition.

You will find that maybe three or four nassarius snails will help in cleanup of the substrate. I would throw in half a dozen hermits (remember, there is no such thing as a reef safe crab, so there will be an issue with snails...), and maybe three or four cerith snails. I would wait on the ceriths until the tank is mature.



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post #19 of 45 Old 04-23-2010, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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There is no such thing as a reef safe crab? I thought blue leg hermit crabs were reef safe. Did you mean there is no such thing as a reef safe snail? I thought astrea snails were reef safe too.

Stocking list recap:
- 2 ocellaris clownfish
- 1 yasha goby
- 6 blue leg hermit crabs
- 4 nassarius snails
- 4 cerith snails
- 3 camleback shrimp

Does this sound OK? I will start the tank out as a FOWLR and then maybe eventually upgrade my lighting to accomodate corals.

Aquariums
29 gallon-
- 2.3.0 Kribensis
- 1.0.0 CAE
- 1.2.0 Swordtails
- 1.1.0 Dwarf Gourami
- 2.6.0 Black Phantom Tetra

10 gallon-
- 1.0.0 Beta
- 1.1.4 Peppered Cories
- 6.12.10 Guppies
- 1.3.0 Amano Shrimp
- 2.0.0 Zebra Snails
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post #20 of 45 Old 04-23-2010, 06:21 PM
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I just want to say thanks for this thread. Its helping me with my 10g too!! :)

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