JBJ 28 gallon owners thread.

Discussion in 'Fish Tank Brands and Kits' started by Corailline, Feb 6, 2011.

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  1. Hippocampus

    Hippocampus Astrea Snail

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    Well thank you. I just love seahorses as well as the mythical hippocampus.

    Anyway, I wasn't aware I really needed more flow, but if I do, I'll get some. I plan on having some mushroom corals and maybe some small polyp corals. Example: the nano mushroom starter pack, and the nano polyp starter pack from LiveAquaria. i just looked into them and would the Koralia Nano 425gph work?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, sounds perfect.

    Not enough flow for sps but a nice lower flow to move polyps, such as cloves, green star polyps, kenya.

    Either this package
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597 2790 2033&pcatid=2033

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597 2790 2614&pcatid=2614

    You can also just buy those individual corals that appeal to you. I use Liveaquaria A LOT!, I am very happy with their customer service and product. A tad expensive but worth it ime.
     
  4. Hippocampus

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    Bought the Koralia Nano 425. It's due to be here on Tuesday. So that means my lighting and everything should be good for the corals? I haven't done anything with but take the bioballs out and put a heater in.
     
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  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes you lighting will be fine for those corals.

    Have you gotten test kits yet? For Ammonia and nitrates you can have the LFS test, I do not personally buy those kits because I typically only use them during the initial cycle. Let the tank run for at least 2 weeks before adding corals. Products that state they instantly cycle the tank are misleading. As our leader Matt would say

    "Go slow and let it grow" or my favorite " Nothing good happens fast in this hobby".

    You'll need a refractometer, ca, alk and mag test kits for corals.

    On Nano tanks you really need to do the routine water changes until the tank stabilizes around the 6 month to 1 year mark.

    Avoid over stocking with fish, you can add a lot more corals than fish. I typically kept a pair of clowns, or one or two damsel types, or one or two Citron Gobies.
     
  6. Hippocampus

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    I have an ammonia test kit, as well as a five in one test kit: pH, alkalinity, hardness, nitrites, and nitrates. I will have to buy Ca and Mangnesium test kits. The refractometer is on its way.

    I'm planning on a pair of clowns, and MAYBE a royal gramma. I also would like a good cleaning crew (some hermits, shrimps, and snails), although I'm not sure what kinds yet.

    I have some experience in freshwater, and from that I definitely know that nothing is instant. I plan on waiting a couple days-weeks just to test out the water parameters to see if the cycle is happening.
     
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    Well, she's all set up. Now it's the waiting game lol. Can you see the piece of shrimp? Haha

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    yep! there's the shrimp :)
     
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  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very cool. Moving right along!
     
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