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post #141 of 279 Old 02-23-2013, 10:14 AM
You would be ok with a Sixline, they tend to be more on the peaceful side of things. They can get out of hand, but no where near the Damsel aggression.
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post #142 of 279 Old 02-23-2013, 10:27 AM
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Hey Reefing
Any experience with the Six-Line Wrasse? What ive read, they seem like Yellow Tail Damsels in terms of aggression. Plus they jump...

I really liked the one i saw at my LFS. Was thinking of getting one for my 50g once the hyposalinity treatment is done (can't wait wait for it to be done). Of course I would have to get a nice cover.

I've been checking craigslist for another tank. My 50g is a breeder style and the lighting seems like (in lack of a better word) crap. There was a 46g bowfront a while back but i didnt have the funds at the time.
I had a Sixline in a 46 bow with a Fairy Wrasse, some Fire Gobies and some clownfish. That sixline chased everyone except the clowns around (and eventually out of) the tank day and night. I tend to think they are a very aggressive fish and should only be kept with specimen larger than itself and it a large tank, such as a 75 minimum.



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post #143 of 279 Old 02-26-2013, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone!
No pics of the tanks at the moment, but it looks like I will be moving across state in the near future. I wanted go trade my 50g breeder for a 46g bowfront, but I might be downgrading to another 29g for my second tank (our new place would probably be smaller).

It also looks like I will be setting up my other 10g as a quarantine tank.
What is necessary for a quarantine tank?
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post #144 of 279 Old 02-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Not much. Pvc pipe for hiding places, and a filter.
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Reefing can you give me a run down on Deep Sand Beds? I was thinking of doing it for my next tank.
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Oh. Nevermind! Found an old post. Took me a bit.
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post #148 of 279 Old 02-26-2013, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ah see, thats exactly what i needed to read. I wanted to do a deep sand bed to house burrowing fish like the Yellow Head Jawfish. Is there a work around? liveaquaria's profile asks for at least a 5-7 inch sandbed.
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post #149 of 279 Old 02-26-2013, 08:38 PM
Over 6" and your in. But, burrowing fish is not what you want in a Deep Bed, as these critters can get in a release the Hydrogen Sulphide in the deep spots. This is a bad thing. The gas pockets that get released can kill the tank. And its advised not to have burrowing critters if you plan on keeping one. Deep Sand in spots in the tank, for a burrowing fish to hide out is ok, being as he will keep that spot turned up, so the gas pockets don't get going to begin with.
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post #150 of 279 Old 02-27-2013, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Tank Transfer

So tomorrow is probably going to be the day that I transfer my 50g into a 29g to increase space for my potential move later this year. I have the quarantine set up at the moment to house my 4 inhabitants (two clownfish and two reef chromis). The quarantine tank is a 10g (one of the reasons im posting... i know its going to be a really small space).

The only thing being transfered is the live rock (as it was my first saltwater tank i made the mistake of using some play sand with live sand.)
Should I also transfer some of the water? This tank has ich and is in its second week of hyposalinity treatment. Would it be safe?
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