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Filtration Master
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PostPosted: 2005.04.18(Mon)19:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Stock list-85G Tank

50-60Lbs Fiji Live Rock
70Lbs Live Sand
Feather Dusters&Sea Anenome

Sailfin Tang
Snowflake Moray Eel
Maroon Clownfish(Adult Size Specimen)
Flame Angel

Does this seem good. I know Clowns and eels don't match but My tank has lots of rock for hiding.
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The Old Salt
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PostPosted: 2005.04.18(Mon)22:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bio-balls?

Why do you want any live rock at all if you're just going to use bio-balls? The two are pretty much mutually exclusive. the Bioballs will produce nitrate much faster than the rock can get rid of it.

You think you can use less rock because you have lots of bioballs?
Guess what?
Now you need MORE rock than you you ever dreamed, or your tank will have so much algae in it you won't be able to see the fish.


By the way, the eel will grow. It is also a noctournal hunter quite adept at eating sleeping tankmates, no matter how much they hide. Just a heads-up for you. Here's another, since you want to use Fiji rock-- planarians.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.20(Wed)12:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats planarians? Never heard of it. Can you explain. Also I have a DSP
and other Nitrate Removers
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PostPosted: 2005.04.20(Wed)15:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Old Salt wrote:
Here's another, since you want to use Fiji rock-- planarians.


Question Whats this all about?
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PostPosted: 2005.04.20(Wed)21:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are little oval to squarish flatworms which commonly infest fiji and other pacific rock. If you let them into your tank, they can take over and make a real mess of things. You can get rid of them, but it's best to very carefully inspect your rock and get rid of them before putting the rock into your tank. That's easier said than done, but it's not all that hard, really. It's just something you don't want to learn the hard way.
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