How does my tank look?
Name: 54 Corner Bowfront
Type : Saltwater
Substrate: Live Sand
Size: 54 Gallons
Live Rock: 65+ Lbs.
Power Head: 1 Koralia? brand
Protein Skimmer: Aqua C Remora Pro
Inhabitants: 12 Dwarf Hermit Crabs, 3 ? Snails, 3 Mexican Turbo Snails, 1 Sand Sifting Star, A few Tube Anemones, A small colony of Zoas or Polyps, some Xenia, a Feather Duster, 1 Large Female Clown, 1 Small Yellow Tang, 1 Small Chromis, 1 Small Longnosed Hawkfish, 1 Scarlet Hawk, 1 Male Psychedelic Mandarin (Very large and fat), and 1 Chalk Basslet
Filtration: Marineland C-220 Canister Filter
Lighting: 17" 150 M.H. Pendant with 2 14 W Actinic T5's
Temperature: About 76*F
Decor: Live rock lined on back walls and live sand on bottom
Accessories: Wooden Stand
Food: Frozen Brine, Flake, and occasionally live brine
It is a year old, and it doesn't look bad at all. I use Tropic Marin, and I do 5 gallon water changes weekly BTW.
Upload some pics and I'll let you know... ;-)
All your specs look good. Do you have a sump? How long has that Mandarin been in there? I am not a fan of that canister filter; how often do you clean it?
I don't have a sump, and I just got the Mandarin. I know the person at my LFS, Dallas North Aquarium, and he said it was a very healthy looking one, and by my research I agree. I change the floss once a month and carbon bi-monthly.
This thread is useless without pictures. ;-) (pretty please??)
I think that you should be cleaning out the filter more often, but the true tell will be your Calcium, Alkalnity and Nitrate tests. Can you post the results of these?
Here are some pics:
This is a portrait shot. Sorry for him hiding, he is new.
I can't see the pic. Can you try tinypic.com?
You might be supplementing pods for his entire stay in your tank. Do you have a sump?
Added supplements for Calcium and Alk.
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