08-03-2008, 12:41 AM
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I have a 120g tank fish with around 120lbs live rock no sand/crushed coral, today I emptied all water out and tried to do complete clean overhaul of rocks and inverts, basically washed everything off with clean saltwater. Now its just the inverts in there with rocks. There are around 20 hermits, 2 emerald crabs, 1 sally crab, 1 skunk cleaner shrimp.
Fish going through quarnatine in 33g tank are, 1 -> 3" green mandarin, 2 -> 3" clown fish (nemo), 12 -> 4" green chromis.
2 ritteri anemone put in 20 gallon tank with a few pieces of live rock. Will keep them there during quarantine.
The tank itself has 2 Rio Plus 2500 powerhead/pump, aquaclear 110 filter, Octopus Skimmers RC300, Coralife Aqua Chill cooler, coralife light, heater, bubble maker.
readings are temp at 76, sg at 1.021, ph is at 8.0 ppm, Alkalinity at 9dKH,
water change once a month, i check #'s everyday, takes a few seconds.
Went back to fish store and talked to aquaintance/sales person there, he offered to give back my old Regal blue tang, but I opted out for credit, I wanna new centre piece, besides he grew over a 1ft long and was kinda cramped up in the tank, thats why I initially switched him for the powder blue last week.
For quarnatine, i read a lot of different suggestions, I think I will tough it out.... boohoohoo and wait the 90 day suggestions. But I want to buy my new fish ASAP so I can place it in quarantine asap also. So I would like a nice show fish that fits perfect for the 120g but it has to aggressive enough to make chromis shoal once in a while but not completely stress them out or even eat them like my old blue regal used to do. Any suggestions for suitable fish as tough as ol' blue-eee used to be hahaha.