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bndrinkin 03-28-2008 10:33 PM

tank readings after 4 5 days
 
ph 8.4
ammonia .25
nitrite .25
nitrate 5

dallops_of_polyps 03-28-2008 10:36 PM

lookin good i ould put damsels in in a day or two

bndrinkin 03-28-2008 11:23 PM

dont want an aggressive fish since i will be doing clowns

Cody 03-28-2008 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by bndrinkin
dont want an aggressive fish since i will be doing clowns

Good choice, good choice. Clowns in pairs act much more calm and behave better. The params are all good.

Dallops, adding a Damsel is a very bad thing to do. To remove it, you have to catch a very fast, sneaky fish whcih can mean taking out everything. Or if you leave it in, all of your other fish would suffer from attacks.

bndrinkin 03-29-2008 11:04 AM

i was told at the lfs that if is want to do 2 ocellaris orange and white and 2 ocellaris black and white clowns that i would have to put all 4 in at once

Cody 03-29-2008 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bndrinkin
i was told at the lfs that if is want to do 2 ocellaris orange and white and 2 ocellaris black and white clowns that i would have to put all 4 in at once

That is correct. Clowns are territioril when a new Clown is added to the tank, so to reduce this you have to add everyone at the same time for little hassels.

Pasfur 03-29-2008 07:40 PM

Just a quick comment. If you want to cycle with the Damsels, they are easy to remove. Every time you feed your fish, use a net to place the food in the tank. Within a couple of days your Damsel will be jumping into the net for you. :wink:

bndrinkin 03-29-2008 09:28 PM

nah

i will pass on the damsel's

Cody 03-29-2008 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bndrinkin
nah

i will pass on the damsel's

Good. Cycling with Damsels in a SW enviroment is not the smarest choice out there.

bndrinkin 03-29-2008 10:11 PM

how will i know when it has cycled
ph 8.4
ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 5???


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