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Old 11-20-2011, 10:33 AM   #31
 
I had Coralline Algae on my LR when I got it from LFS, It has all turned a light grey/white color. whats going on?

Note: This was before I added any additives to the water.

I moved a few pieces of LR around today because there were some that werent being used to fully take advantage and get as many pathways and arches as possible.






So I dont need to add anything right now? Since I already started should I keep adding them? A aquatic store in houston called CityPets told him he should add them. I dont know, I'm getting advice from everywhere. I am going to add coral hopefully friday or saturday IF I'm cycled by then which I hope to be.

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:38 PM   #32
 
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I had Coralline Algae on my LR when I got it from LFS, It has all turned a light grey/white color. whats going on?

Note: This was before I added any additives to the water.

I moved a few pieces of LR around today because there were some that werent being used to fully take advantage and get as many pathways and arches as possible.






So I dont need to add anything right now? Since I already started should I keep adding them? A aquatic store in houston called CityPets told him he should add them. I dont know, I'm getting advice from everywhere. I am going to add coral hopefully friday or saturday IF I'm cycled by then which I hope to be.
If your adding coral right after the cycle, your going to have to be sure your parameters are good, or your going to lose them. Also, your brother is getting advice from someone trying to make a sale, I'm not here to sell you anything. I have a 240g tank with some corals and dose nothing except Phyto once in awhile. And no, I would not continue using stuff that isn't going to help the tank, and could possibly harm the tank.
Pics again look good.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:44 PM   #33
 
The LFS warned that I should'nt add a Black Clown and a Perc in this small of a tank? If thats true, Then Would a 3 Stripe Damsel be acceptable? I know they are quite nippy but If I add him last would that be ok? I just want a fish thats black and white because I think it looks quite nice. Also, Here are a few pics of my tank, I took a flat LR piece from the back of my display and added it to the front as a place for my Frogspawn next week. (Hopefully)




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Old 11-20-2011, 12:48 PM   #34
 
Stiil looks good to me.
Damsels are just flat out mean fish, no matter when you add them. But, then again they all have their own personalities, you may get a nice one....maybe. you could put 2 of the same Clowns in there.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:45 PM   #35
 
I'm gonna try the perc and black clown and see how they react, maybe if added at the same time they'll be fine?
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:09 PM   #36
 
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I'm gonna try the perc and black clown and see how they react, maybe if added at the same time they'll be fine?
Tough call, the tank might be a bit small for the 2 different ones. You never know though.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:44 PM   #37
 
Oh I see, if not I'll take one back to the lfs
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:17 PM   #38
 
Any reason why the coralline went pale?
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:19 AM   #39
 
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Yea, that happens inthe move and cycle process. Should come back.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:24 PM   #40
 
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i wouldnt add anything either, def. not at this stage.
once there is a good number of corals further down the road a 2part like b-ionic but that may not even be needed in this size tank with a weekly to bi-weekly partial water change. if i went this route i would start a weekly routine and really UNDERDOSE it, and making any changes if needed. its alot easier to add more of something, also never dose for what you dont test and at the minimum i suggest testing for alk, cal and mag. those 3 are the main concern, the traces will be replenished with new water.

the clowns will work fine as long as they are the same species, regardless if they are black, naked, or platnum white, they must be the same species, esp. in a tank of this size, you will most likely end up with one dead clown if they are not. keep in mind with any clown species, the larger ( female ) clown will go after the smaller ( male ) clown. i personally wouldnt add any damsel.

i suggest waiting atleast a week or two, checking your water params, and if they check out with no ammonia, nitrite and a little nitrate reading doing a small water change and starting with a few different snails. maybe 5 nassarious, 5 astrea, 5 nerite, 5 cerith and starting there, patience is key in this hobby and nothing good seems to happen fast.

i really do like the rock scape. i think the more open-ness in the rocks will also help with the flow of the tank.
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