ricordea?

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    Creben aspiring reefer

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    my tank is now a month old, and im considering getting a ricordea.
    a LFS i just found has them for cheap.
    ORANGE RICORDEA
    should i wait until my tank is more established, or can i get him now? :D
    my ammonia might be .05 but its really close to 0, as the nitrite and nitrate.
    input?
     
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    Wait until you are positive the cycle is over but you probably should wait even longer. Even when your tank your tank has finished cycling it is not uncommon for new tanks to have unstable water parms with little mini 'trate spikes and temperature jumps. When your water parms are consistently good --then add corals otherwise you are taking a risk that your expensive corals will die quickly.
     
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    Wait until the ammonia is at zero. If you are worried about the rics selling out, maybe you can pay for them now and have your LFS hold them?
     
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    Ahh ok. I shall resist :) thanks for the input
     
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    i picked up a ric today. my ammonia dropped and im impatient =]
    my LFS sold me some calcium buffer, is that good?
    i tested for KH and it came out high enough.
    what should i be watching in terms of water quality? i want to have a healthy tank
     
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    The ric should be fine. It might be a little upset for a while if the tank isn't just right, but its close. You will always want to test for the following:

    Ammonia
    Nitrite
    Nitrate
    PH
    Salinity
    Phosphates

    If you're going with a softy only tank then you don't really need to worry too much about testing for anything else. If you plan to add any LPS or SPS you will need to test for Alk, Calc, Mag and possibly dose with suppliments if necessary.
     
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    Rics don't use calcium. So don't worry about adding it. Where are the pics?? :D
     
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    Creben aspiring reefer

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    heres my setup now, although i hate the way it looks!
    the rock is really close to my light so i will leave it until the ric looks happy =]
     

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    I forget how strong your lights are, but mine always do better on the bottom of the tank...
     
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    i only have 48w HO =( should i still move them down?
     
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