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post #11 of 20 Old 05-16-2009, 12:10 AM
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you need to get a better light right away, nothing will survive with 30W in a 55 gallon, you will begin to loose your corals, and your fish and your anemone, everything will die, you need to buy proper light ASAP
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post #12 of 20 Old 05-16-2009, 11:23 PM
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It means their feelings get hurt real easily, so don't yell at them...

LOL that's harsh kells...


Sensitive as Pasfur used it means strict requirements on water parameters, tank stability, lighting, and other environmental stuff. Basically, tough-to-keep animals. The anemone is a prime example.

Since you mentioned the tank is cycling, it was probably set up very recently? Anemones shouldn't be kept in anything but a mature (6 months to a year old) reef tank, with pristine water conditions.

By the parameters you listed, your calcium is very low... calcium should be between 400-450, and alkalinity should be 8-12 dKH. I'm not positive of the units you used for alkalinity, I know you showed kh, but the 161.1 is way high and I'm not familiar with straight kh for Alkalinity. The following is a list of conversions between common Alkalinity units:

To convert meq/l to ppm CaCO3, multiply by 50
To convert meq/l to dKH mutiply by 2.8
To convert dkH to meq/l divide by 2.8
To convert dKH to ppm multiply by 17.9

The only reasonable unit I could see 161.1 applying to, is ppm... assuming you meant 161.1 ppm, then that translates to 9 dKH.

At any rate, it seems that your tank is very new, has very low calcium, and does not have enough liverock for the tank size (1 lb/gal - 2 lb/gal is recommended), thus that's my guess at Pasfur's comment regarding not keeping sensitive/hard-to-keep animals in the tank right now.

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post #13 of 20 Old 05-17-2009, 09:53 PM
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Hey can you update us with your tank! thanx
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LOL that's harsh kells...
They know i was kidding

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post #16 of 20 Old 05-21-2009, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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yeah dkH and the calcium has gone up to 420 my alkalinity is about the same phosphate and nitrate have gone to zero

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55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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post #17 of 20 Old 05-22-2009, 08:19 PM
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hey firstsalt how is the tank going? how are the fish doing and the anemone?
Did you get light kit yet?
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post #18 of 20 Old 05-22-2009, 11:18 PM
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Is there any type of opening in the top of your tank, and do you have a cat? Fish kept disappearing from one of my small tanks and I couldn't figure out how there could be gone so quickly. Way to fast for them to decompose or be eaten by the other fish. Then I caught the cat getting them from the opening by the filter. The cat lives outside now...


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post #19 of 20 Old 05-23-2009, 12:25 AM
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is there any type of opening in the top of your tank, and do you have a cat? Fish kept disappearing from one of my small tanks and i couldn't figure out how there could be gone so quickly. Way to fast for them to decompose or be eaten by the other fish. Then i caught the cat getting them from the opening by the filter. The cat lives outside now...


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post #20 of 20 Old 05-23-2009, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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well i have a dog but it cant get upstairs and the only opening is where the filter is

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55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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