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post #21 of 80 Old 04-25-2009, 02:52 AM
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its very blury but maybe a rock/flower anemone
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post #22 of 80 Old 05-09-2009, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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its very blury but maybe a rock/flower anemone
Hey everyone, I have found out that it was a rock anemone and not a coral lol.. I am now noticing I have sponges, and my tank has fully cycled, All the paramaters are in check and where they are suppose to be!
I even have sponges now and notice that a few things are begging to develop from the rocks simple as feather dusters and what maybe Zoanthid or Paly.

Now as my tank sits I need to think of what to do next? any suggestions?

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post #23 of 80 Old 05-09-2009, 06:37 PM
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I say its time to buy some easy to keep corals. I would start with some Yellow Polyps or Green Star Polyps. These will spread quickly and really create some nice color.
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I say its time to buy some easy to keep corals. I would start with some Yellow Polyps or Green Star Polyps. These will spread quickly and really create some nice color.
I am thinking of taking out the damsels since they are known to be very territorial and is semi-aggresive.
Since I want to make this tank a community reef tank. I was thinking of getting the blind gobby/shrimp combo. The light system I have is 48" 260 watt Power Compac lighting (4-65 watt) 21" Straight Pin bulbs with led lunar lights. I just want to make sure what I put in next wont die because of my lighting system. I will soon upgrade my light kit as soon as i get some more $ :P

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I am thinking of taking out the damsels since they are known to be very territorial and is semi-aggresive.
Since I want to make this tank a community reef tank. I was thinking of getting the blind gobby/shrimp combo. The light system I have is 48" 260 watt Power Compac lighting (4-65 watt) 21" Straight Pin bulbs with led lunar lights. I just want to make sure what I put in next wont die because of my lighting system. I will soon upgrade my light kit as soon as i get some more $ :P

Any other suggestions?

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Hey Everyone, here is an update of what happened today! I took out the 3 damsels I had in the tank and left the green chromis, Unfortunately I had to take out all of my live rock for couple minutes so I can catch those damn things! I went to the pet store and donated them and got my first real fish! I just got 1 gorgeous yellow tang! I than had to re-organize all the rocks which sucked cause I liked it how I first had it lol.
Here is a question I have, At the pet store they were selling Long Tentacle anemones in various different colors and sizes which was selling for $34.99 but the lady didnt know how much light it required and neither did i, also for the Sebae anemone $22.99, and condylactic anemone $6.49. Now I need to know if my light system will be enough for these. Again I have 48" 260 watt Power Compac lighting (4-65 watt) 21" Straight Pin bulbs with led lunar lights.

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post #26 of 80 Old 05-10-2009, 09:43 PM
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You'll be pushing it to keep an anemone under those lights... if you could get it to stay high up in the tank, but you can't control where an anemone goes.

But lighting aside, this is a relatively new tank. You really should avoid getting an anemone until few months from now, to let the chemical chaos in the tank settle down, as well as be sure you can maintain your water parameters over the long-run. Getting enough bacteria to "cycle" your tank is only one part of maturing a saltwater aquarium, and anemones more than most other things really really need a stable environment to have a prayer. Hopefully others will echo my advice here.

If you are hoping to get a clownfish and anemone, and have them pair up, don't even bother with a Condy anemone. I don't think any clownfish have a relationship with the Condy (I'm recalling this from memory, I MIGHT be wrong). The general opinion is that bubble tip anemones are the most hardy for keeping in an aquarium, among other things they are less demanding of light. I'd suggest using the next few months to research all different kinds of anemones to familiarize yourself with them, since hopefully during this time you don't have one in your tank since you need to let your setup mature . Just one person's opinion!

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You'll be pushing it to keep an anemone under those lights... if you could get it to stay high up in the tank, but you can't control where an anemone goes.

But lighting aside, this is a relatively new tank. You really should avoid getting an anemone until few months from now, to let the chemical chaos in the tank settle down, as well as be sure you can maintain your water parameters over the long-run. Getting enough bacteria to "cycle" your tank is only one part of maturing a saltwater aquarium, and anemones more than most other things really really need a stable environment to have a prayer. Hopefully others will echo my advice here.

If you are hoping to get a clownfish and anemone, and have them pair up, don't even bother with a Condy anemone. I don't think any clownfish have a relationship with the Condy (I'm recalling this from memory, I MIGHT be wrong). The general opinion is that bubble tip anemones are the most hardy for keeping in an aquarium, among other things they are less demanding of light. I'd suggest using the next few months to research all different kinds of anemones to familiarize yourself with them, since hopefully during this time you don't have one in your tank since you need to let your setup mature . Just one person's opinion!
Hey bro thank you for the advice, I will hold off on the anemone's right now, maybe if anything ill go with some easy to care corals that my lighting system will be sufficient enough for. do you or anyone know of any nice ones?
Also how long am I going to have to wait until I introduce any other fish? I wanted to bring in the watchman goby and the shrimp pair? Its only the pistol shrimp correct?

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post #28 of 80 Old 05-10-2009, 10:30 PM
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i dont suggest any anemone to be honest, but if you must a bubble tip will prob. be the way to go ( farther down the road ) i would not keep any kind of nem under PC lighting.

a condy and a bubble tip can look very similiar however the condy will eat a fish and the bubble will host it. its good you got rid of the damsels but having a tang as one of the first fish in your tank can cause aggression issues to whatever gets added next, just be careful.
mushrooms, palys, zoos, xenia, star polyps ... those are all good corals to start with.
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post #29 of 80 Old 05-11-2009, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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i dont suggest any anemone to be honest, but if you must a bubble tip will prob. be the way to go ( farther down the road ) i would not keep any kind of nem under PC lighting.

a condy and a bubble tip can look very similiar however the condy will eat a fish and the bubble will host it. its good you got rid of the damsels but having a tang as one of the first fish in your tank can cause aggression issues to whatever gets added next, just be careful.
mushrooms, palys, zoos, xenia, star polyps ... those are all good corals to start with.

Hey thank you also for the advice, I will not get any nems yet as I think it is still a little early and since Im still new to the saltwater hobby!

Yes I had to get rid of the damsels cause I wanted to begin to put real fish in lol. You said I have to watch out for the tang now, because it can cause aggression to whatever I add next, what should I do to not really have this or what fish(s) should I put in to try to avoid it being aggressive. You know I already have a green chromis in their correct?
About the Corals, I found this that says these are very easy to take care of, but I wonder again will my light system support all of these corals suggested.

Easy Soft and Hard Saltwater Corals for New Reef Tanks – 15 Easy Soft and Hard Saltwater Aquarium Corals for a New Reef Tank

Please let me know!

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post #30 of 80 Old 05-11-2009, 04:33 AM
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i personally just would have waited until other fish were in the tank until adding a tang. stocking a tank properly can take months between fish and i would have added the tang as one of the last ones. i would have also used a QT as tangs are very prone to ick as they dont have the protective muscus which you find on almost every other fish.

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