Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: What next?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    82

    What next?

    OK my tank is cycled. :bananadan

    Algae is under control (I think?)

    Lot's of diatom on the glass? (Not enought snails?)

    I have 13 snails and 3 hermits.

    Can I add anything more or should I wait again?!?!

    I'm getting my PH and Calcium up to par. But when it's there...

    Fish first or easy corals?

    Need guidence from the pros.
    P.S. I'm french so I never make any typos......they are actual mistakes :sorry:
    I'm not in a rush.....but I am on a budget! :bigcry:

  2. #2
    Senior Member StephG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,103
    I'm a big hermit fan myself. My blue legged hermits are always cleaning the sand/rock and the glass that they can reach. I'd say throw a few more hermits in there. You just have to make sure you throw a few empty shells in the tank so they don't fight.

    As for corals ... easy corals that are really nice looking in my opinon are candy cane, xenia, zooz and toadstool coral. My first coral was a candy cane frag. The corals I mentioned get most of their energy from light so you won't have to feed. If you decide on a candy cane coral you might want to spot feed it to make it split faster.

    Good luck,

    Steph

  3. #3
    Senior Member Swimfins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    897
    I lost my first fish a chromis (ich) from too high nitrite.
    I'd go with a hardy fish if its been over a week of stable levels
    o amonia, o nitrite and low nitrate.
    Your tank needs an amonia source to feed the nitrifying bacteria. I'd rather lose a less expensive fish, than a pricier coral. Although I'd rather not lose anything
    Canons shooting coconut creme
    40 guns in a steady stream. :coolmad:

  4. #4
    Senior Member Bram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,971
    what size of tank is it?
    Who says Dogs are the only creature that's happy to see you?

    Pics --> http://aquariacanada.com/PhotoPost/s...r=1248&cat=500

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    82
    20g
    P.S. I'm french so I never make any typos......they are actual mistakes :sorry:
    I'm not in a rush.....but I am on a budget! :bigcry:

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    82
    Are emerald crap safe for a 20g?
    P.S. I'm french so I never make any typos......they are actual mistakes :sorry:
    I'm not in a rush.....but I am on a budget! :bigcry:

  7. #7
    Senior Member StephG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,103
    Yes they are. I've got on in my 10G and he gets along with everyone. Very interesting to watch also

  8. #8
    Moderator cres's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    1,963
    I've read that they can become a problem as they get large, but, mine has been fine (at bit of a buldozer, but, fine). Mine is about 1" across the body and closer to 2" with its legs out. I don't see any bubble agae since adding this crab.
    Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    82
    My wife want a lawnmower blennie. While they get along?
    P.S. I'm french so I never make any typos......they are actual mistakes :sorry:
    I'm not in a rush.....but I am on a budget! :bigcry:

  10. #10
    Moderator cres's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    1,963
    Yes. The crab will not bother the Blennie. Unless the Blennie lies still and looks like bubble algae. But, in a small tank, you will need to feed the Blennie lots of greens to keep it healthy.
    Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

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