Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 38 of 38
  1. #31

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    That stocking in a 37 gallon with a anemone could work keeping only 2 or 3 chromis, but that would depend on the personality of the chromis. There would be a risk of some aggression between them in lower numbers. Don't forget they are from the damsel family. I once placed 5 chromis in my 40 gallon QT tank and I ended up with two left due to aggression. I personally would not try it, but it certainly could work.
    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/"]

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Ok I don't know if you have gotten live rock yet but I recommend getting some from tbsaltwater.com you can read about it on the site but it is awsome .
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
    do as I say, not as I do- William
    Sandy hook, need lest we forget- steeler58
    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    A lot has happened since I posted in this journal! The plan has changed to are reef-capable 56gal column tank with a 20gal sump. However, since I didn't have enough time to set that up this summer, I'm now doing a bare bones set up in my 37gal to mature a bunch of dry rock, which will then be used in the 56gal when I set it up next summer.

    I bought 37lbs of eco-friendly dry rock and seeded it with 8lbs of live rock I bought from my friend's reef specialty shop. I have two Koralia 425 power heads and an AC50 for circulation, and I'm running Seachem Matrix Carbon and PhosGuard in there as well. The heater is an Eheim Jäger and the light is just a 24" 18,000K T8 fluorescent in the stock hood.

    I added a pair of ocellaris clowns at the same time as the live rock (on August 25th) as the ammonia source. I had a very minute cycle (ammonia and nitrite both peaked at 0.001ppm), but that was over in two days. I'm just starting to see some brown diatom algae now.

    My friend who gave me the rock and fish keeps the non-coral tanks at 1.018 SG, so that's what my tank's at right now. I'm considering preparing some brine and slowly raising the salinity over a period of a month or so because I want to add a cleanup crew and I've read that inverts need water closer to 1.025. Any advice on this front?

    My pH is stable, going from 8.04 in the morning to 8.1 at night and alkalinity is a constant 4meq/L. Temperature is 79F.

    I named the fish Julio and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. They're so cute!! Here's a video:
    https://vimeo.com/106126369
    Joseph Granata
    My decommissioned 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My current 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

  4. #34

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    WOW, is all I can say. Brackish water has a salinity of 1.014 to 1.017. The vary low salinity level that you have right now would also explain the lower pH. The salinity of the average depth and temperature of our corals reefs (were the fish we keep come from) is 1.026. I don't see any good reason to keep your salinity any lower than that.

    How are you currently testing your alkalinity and salinity ?
    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/"]

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I'm using the Seachem pH and Alkalinity Test kit for alkalinity and an Instant Ocean Hydrometer for salinity. I know a refractometer would be more accurate but I figured that keeping the salinity stable is more important than keeping the salinity at a specific value in my case so I think I'm doing fine with the hydrometer.
    Joseph Granata
    My decommissioned 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My current 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

  6. #36

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have tried 3 different Instant ocean swing-arm hydrometers and found they consistently gave me inaccurate readings by as much as 0.003 at times (as verified by both our SW LFS and a friend with a refractometer). I would never trust any swing arm hydrometer in any of my set-ups. I would suggest to have your readings from your hydrometer double checked to make sure you are getting the correct readings. And yes, stability of water parameters is very important, but not more important than keeping the correct parameters. You'll need to focus on both.
    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/"]

  7. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Well in that case...
    Joseph Granata
    My decommissioned 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My current 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

  8. #38

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I'm only trying to help you avoid some of the mistakes that I made, nothing more.

    At the end of the day, it's your tank and your call

    Good luck
    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/"]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •