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    Question corals and bioload....question...

    Since my tank had a ammonia spike almost 2 weeks ago, things have settled down and I was going to replace everything today which Azonic is holding for me. I was wondering if corals put much bioload on a tank? I have a 35g, going back will be a coral beauty, cleaner shirmp, small mushrooms, frag of green star polyps and a small devils hand. So i guess what im asking is if i should only put some of this in at a time or could i put it all back in?

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    With that list and if the tank is stable, you could put it all back at the same time.

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    put it all back in but watch the heavy feedings for a while. the CB wont need too much food. i little mysis or brine should be ok once a day IMO. corals should'nt be hard on your system. just go slow to avoid spikes. :thumb:

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    ooops...forgot my feather duster too...

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    o ya...and my BTA....anymore advice...im picking up my stuff today.

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    If it was me, I'd wait on the BTA. Anemones don't do well in unstable tanks, and since your tank has just had an ammonia spike, I'd wait until things have settled down for sure.
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    I agree with MALHAVOC on the BTA. I hope you have success with the BTA as smaller tanks can be a tad bit harder to keep stable as you see. The first thing to up and move when not happy is the BTA. Do you have a refugium plumbed in? if not, ya might want to consider that in the near future to beef up your water volume.

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    ok...i will take the rest of the stuff then and give the BTA a week or so before i put him in.

    No i dont have a refug...i was thinking about buying a CPR hang on actually.

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