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    I currently have had a golden stripe maroon...

    I currently have had a golden stripe maroon clownfish in the past and currently have a black & white Ocellaris. I've only owned single specimens and thus have no experience in keeping multiple...
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    Sorry I must have missed this some how...but I...

    Sorry I must have missed this some how...but I noticed it after I posted my reply...mouthbrooding females don't eat, except maybe toward the very end of the mouthbrooding period (possibly acquiring...
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    Unfertilized eggs are usually rejected/consumed...

    Unfertilized eggs are usually rejected/consumed within a few days so this is very odd.

    With fertilized eggs, they develop into fry which grow a number of weeks. As they do so, the mother's mouth...
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    Your mbuna (apparently a female metriaclima...

    Your mbuna (apparently a female metriaclima lombardoi, aka 'kenyi') is mouth-brooding unfertilized eggs.

    Mbuna's will not eat during the mouth-brooding period which lasts about 3 weeks. After...
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    Different topic entirely, but mbuna's are on the...

    Different topic entirely, but mbuna's are on the aggressive side. They do much better in larger groups.

    As is, that socolofi can focus all aggression on that zebra.

    If you had 7-12 more...
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    I couldn't make out much at the 30 second mark,...

    I couldn't make out much at the 30 second mark, but from what I can see at exactly the 58 second mark as well as in the photo that you posted, that fish does not appear to be mouth brooding.
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    1. Keep all males or all females. Having both...

    1. Keep all males or all females. Having both genders will lead to procreation (possible even between different mbuna species).

    2. With that said, in a well-stocked mbuna set-up most of the fry...
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    Picture from Jan 2019 of the sump's refugium...

    Picture from Jan 2019 of the sump's refugium compartment.

    I had a pre-existing large-apple sized clump of chaetomorpha macro algae (completely obscured in the below photo), which I previously kept...
  9. Some sort of algae cleaner with a scraper blade...

    Some sort of algae cleaner with a scraper blade should do the trick. I use the Fl!pper for my reef tank to easily scrape off calcareous coraline algae, but something like the Mag-Float-30 Small Glass...
  10. Thread: The 55 gallon.

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    Hard water is ideal for lake malawi cichlids.

    Hard water is ideal for lake malawi cichlids.
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    Thanks, I am still trying to get caught up to...

    Thanks, I am still trying to get caught up to present day. That's how my tank looked a year ago.
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    I believe I use the flat end (not the prong end)...

    I believe I use the flat end (not the prong end) of a some tweezers. A 1" bristleworm the width of thin spaghetti (or less) seems to have bristles barely 1mm in length that can create a very itchy...
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    In Jan 2018, I acquired some additional fish: a...

    In Jan 2018, I acquired some additional fish: a black clown fish, a tomini tang and a horse face blenny. They joined the two azure damsels and royal gramma (all three which I've had since Sep 2006),...
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    I forgot to mention, back Nov 2018 when I took...

    I forgot to mention, back Nov 2018 when I took out all of my corals and live rock, I was finally able to capture this beast. (This pic appears earlier in this thread taken years ago in the 65gal but...
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    As my 75gal reef tank appeared in late-Dec 2018....

    As my 75gal reef tank appeared in late-Dec 2018. I elevated some of the SPS corals (With the digital cameral I have, I am still unable to capture how the tank looks in person):

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    From Dec 2018: Close up of green leptastrea...

    From Dec 2018:

    Close up of green leptastrea frag (note the pale montipora spongedes to the right, the effects of nutrient deficiency):
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    Various corals:
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    Various SPS corals: (red...
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    Back to Nov 2018... I then had the task of...

    Back to Nov 2018...

    I then had the task of relocating my existing livestock from the 65gal to the 75gal. I think I transferred 40% of my existing sandbed to the 75gal and the rest was new sand...
  18. Thread: The 55 gallon.

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    Kenyi of both genders start off as blue/black...

    Kenyi of both genders start off as blue/black vertically striped fish. The males transition from this pattern to a yellowish when they transition from juveniles to sub-adults. You may have a yellow...
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    Hybridization is always a possibility. The...

    Hybridization is always a possibility. The potential can be reduced if the species in the tank are kept in harem's comprised of several females per species.

    The potential can additionally be...
  20. Thread: Calcium

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    I've never kept jewel cichlids so I am not...

    I've never kept jewel cichlids so I am not familiar with their pH requirements.

    Calcium doesn't raise pH.

    Regarding mainganos, however I wouldn't worry too much about pH (tweaking or striving...
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    For the large part most mbuna's are compatible...

    For the large part most mbuna's are compatible with other mbuna species, with hybridization always being a possibility. Maintaining the species in harems (one male per several females per species)...
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    Attempting to catch up on over a year of updates....

    Attempting to catch up on over a year of updates.

    By Aug 2018, (well probably way earlier than that!) I was running out of space in my 65gal reef.

    The frogspawn and trumpet coral colonies were...
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    MY BOUT WITH DINOFLAGELLATES In 2013 my reef...

    MY BOUT WITH DINOFLAGELLATES

    In 2013 my reef tank became inflicted with dinoflagellates (which are protists) which persisted for several years, which took the form of a photosynthetic greenish-tan...
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    Nice acquisitions!

    Nice acquisitions!
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    You can try medicated fish flakes (containing...

    You can try medicated fish flakes (containing metronidazole).
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