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i need a daily planner of things i should do

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  1. James Lawson

    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    I would like to see one of their tanks last more than 2 years. Goes to show you don't believe everything you see on tv. Stupid fake coral set ups.
     
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    have you heard of Oceans direct? its in florida bout a mile from where i live. they have alot of nice stuff just very expensive
     
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    Not a stupid question, post a pic they are always helpful but you are probably just seeing some Bactria or diatom growth all part of a new tank.
     
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    2 years hell, those fish won't last 2 weeks with the way they pack them in there.
     
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    +1 @Aquarian. New tanks go through all kinds of crazy (normal) stuff in the beginning.

    Most likely what you're seeing is diatoms. They're ugly but harmless and go away on their own.

    A bit more information about your system would be appreciated. What do you have for equipment?
     
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    I wish they would do a recap in their builds to see where they are today.....
     
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    MT 36"L 17"w 18" T. API 55g canister filter. 40lbs carib sea "live sand" 30lbs live rock 36'' coralife t5 HO light 4 blue green chromis domino and yellow tail blue damsel 3 hermit crab. had a starfish something ate the crap outta it
     
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    Those are diatoms, don't worry, they're normal. Lose the YT blue devil, they get the devil name honest. If you're going to keep a deep sand bed in the main tank, I'd add more. Fosters and smith have the best price on substrates and 2 bags nets you free shipping or look on Craigslist for some that has been out of a tank for a while, I get a little skeeved about buying it directly from someone's tank. If you're going to DILIGENTLY clean that canister filtre you can keep it, otherwise they're nitrate factories.
     
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    its completely covered my sandbed now. thats normal?
     
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    Yeppers
     
    mariobrothersleeve, Aug 2, 2014
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    Blennys LOVE diatoms, just sayin. They're usually the first fish I'll add to a system. There isn't many fish they can't hold their own against. My Starry and the mimic used to swim laps around the wavemaker.
     
    ReeferRob, Aug 8, 2014
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