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    Sounds like I will be firing up my scrubber and water changing bucket when I get home.... I feel like the guy from The Mask when he walked into the garage that had been screwing him over... "Hold onto your lugnuts boys, it's time for an OVERHAUL!!" I do want to get some pics up so I can identify my little buddies...
     
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    So here is a photo of the tank and most of the culprits are in there... Would like to know about the kinds of fish (granted I can get close ups of them) How much more rock I should have.. etc...etc... This is the day after I got it home and the first Scrubbing.... I had to scrub on it for hours to get the glass clean, but now the algae is coming back... as you can see I need your help ;)[​IMG]
     
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    I want to see your little buddies also :D
    EDIT: We posted at the same time! LOL I see a chromis, and either a blue chromis or a blue damsel or both.
     
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    holy smokes that thing came through big... Sorry guys... let me know if you would like a smaller version...
     
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    I see two damsels, a chromis a tomato clown, something purple and the back end of another orange fish.
     
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    the back end of the another orange fish is another smaller clown.... The "purple/pink" one I will try to get another pic of.... So about the rock, how much more do you believe is needed. Seems like nothing compared to a nice established tank...
     
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    Oh yeah and the Chromis is named Chubbs... that thing eats a lot!!!! So we named him Chubbs ;)
     
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    I could see it being the Purple Dottyback, before the other. I will try to coax her out when I get home... and will add more rock to my list of gets...
     
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    The purple fish looks alot like a bicolor pseudochromis. Just by the lighter pink coloring I can see. I could very well be completely wrong though.
     
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    I am looking at getting rid of my air stone, will a power head do the trick? If so what kind will I get the most bang for my buck?
     
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    I am really liking the Koralia powerheads I have. You definitely need powerheads in a reef tank. You want them the push about 30x your water volume. For a 35G tank, that's 1050 GPH. A lot of people like to do two or three smaller ones as opposed to one big one.

    EDIT: In before that's what she said :p
     
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    Awww, at least give us a fighting chance to get it in! :mrgreen:
     
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    Really, let us have some fun too ;). I will look into those, scrubbing seamed to help out, now I just need to keep up on water changes.
     
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    And that's what HE said! :mrgreen:

    Welcome to the site!!!
     
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    Well played, Erin. Well played. :h5:
     
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    :bowdown: :mrgreen:
     
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    And we have a winner LOL !!!
     
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    In order to replace my air filter wont I need special type of head, or is any really ok as long as the gph's are higher? Also because I have a tall octogon, what would be a good placement on that so I don't create a tornado simulator?
     
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    air filter?
     
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