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  1. #31

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    My mistake.

    I just looked back in your thread and saw the eel was 19 inches already. If he is not already full grown, he is very close to it. At some point when the water parameters more closely match his natural envirnment, he behavior might also change to which is closer to how eels act in the ocean.

    I would still say you should not get smaller fish that could fit in his mouth. They are preditors and would hate to suggest a fish that could become lunch after your family become attache to them
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Not to chime in over to cliff here but it really is alarming to me when a LFS suggests adding additional fish when they KNOW your water parameters are not stable. Just because a fish MAY survive that aclimation while you are doing your changes (and trust me, I commend you and your kids for doing better than the fishman), it means nothing if that fish dies and you are in the hole more $$$. I would strongly suggest waiting until you stabalize your glass habbitat before adding anything else to it. Additional live rock and other pieces could also cause fluctuations so I would strongly recommend you stabalize what you have with propper maintenence prior to additional purchases.

    Though these fish stores are knowlegable, they are also a business. Sometimes money gets in the way of proper care and long term health of the animals. Be wary of them.
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  3. #33

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    +1 to the above

    Timing can be very important as well.

    You have nothing to loose by waiting a little longer until your nitrate levels are lower as you have already stated is your goal

    Thanks for picking up on that Sandz
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Thanks. We have already decided to wait to get the new fish. We were hoping for sometime around the end of April. But since it's Italy and there aren't alot of choices on where to get the fish from, we need to think about what we'd like now so that the fish man has time to procure it and acclimate it in his shop for 6 weeks before we even think of taking it home. Our goal is to at the very least get the nitrate levels down to 5 before bringing anything else new into the tank. I did think that I might see if I could try putting some cleaner shrimp in this week and see if they help. The fish man said the eel will eat them, but I've also read that with cleaner shrimp the eel realizes they're helpful and doesn't bother them so it might be worth the risk since we don't have any cleanup crew in there.

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    Better choices for your clean up crew would be some snail or some crabs. Most of what the shrimp will remove will be uneaten food. Snails and crabs will do that as well, but also remove algae and help you keep the tank clean. Two Emerld crabs would be a good choice along with around 12 snails, margarita and asteria snails would be good choices.

    You might want to wait a little bit before adding them as well
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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