Aqueon 36 gal Bowfront

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  1. BrianJ

    BrianJ Peppermint Shrimp

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    One sounds like aptasia that is an unwanted pest. Pictures would really help though.
     
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  3. bwahaha

    bwahaha Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    They are in kind of an obscure part so pictures would be tough. and theres also these fat white tube things
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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  5. bwahaha

    bwahaha Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Helpful links! Thanks. I do think the worm type things are feather dusters after viewing the pictures, but the brown thing does not appear to be Aiptasia...
     
  6. bwahaha

    bwahaha Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I tested my water (lots of nitrates, or one of the "trates" anyway...), did a 25% water change with RO saltwater from my LFS, and tested it again, and we concluded that the tank had cycled. I couldn't resist, I bought a little firefish :D he's acclimating now. I'll post pictures once he's settled in, probably tomorrow.
     
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  7. bwahaha

    bwahaha Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Firefish is in the tank! He's found a nice little hidey hole and keeps poking his head out. I've caught him out and about in the tank, but usually he darts back in when I walk by. Very excited! I had some shortcomings about buying livestock from Petco, but they redid the aquatic section by my house and the tanks are WAY cleaner and healthier, so I gave it a shot. No regrets yet!
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

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    I sure hope you're cycled :) Makes me nervous when you say high trates, one of the trates at least - if it's nitrites you're in trouble.
     
  10. bwahaha

    bwahaha Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I'm fairly certain it was nitrates. The LFS guy said "so that means you're definitely cycled." Anyway, the little guy is swimming all over the tank, he's a really cool fish and looks real happy and healthy. I have some brine shrimp eggs, I was wondering if it'd be a good idea to put some in and see if a little food population takes off so he has some stuff to chase after?
     
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  11. bwahaha

    bwahaha Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    As promised, here are a few pictures of my little guy. He's still doing terrific :)
     

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  12. bwahaha

    bwahaha Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Should I add the Royal Gramma next? I've read that you should add any shrimps and other fishes before adding the RG because it will harass later additions