Think the advice i got was wrong.

Discussion in 'Algae' started by ninty, Apr 20, 2009.

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  1. ninty

    ninty Flamingo Tongue

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    Hello all, i was reading the newbie thread about brown algae and he said that he has fish in his new tank. I have the same problem with algae and i also have two saddleback clowns and a green anemone as well. The people at the shop told me i would need them in to get the biological filter up and running. They have been in for over two weeks now and they seem to be doing quite well. Is there anything i need to keep an eye out for.

    Ninty.
     
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  3. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    How old is your tank? Do you use tap water or RO water?
     
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  4. bwalker9801

    bwalker9801 Zoanthid

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    They told you to cycle with two saddlebacks and an anemone? Maybe i am misreading your post.could you clarify? If that is the case i don't think i would get anymore advice from them!
     
  5. reef84

    reef84 Feather Duster

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    i was thinking the same thing when i read the initial post.

    i dont understand why they would tel anyone to cycle with 2 clowns and a nem
     
  6. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    If you are cycling with them, the anemone needs to go back to the store ASAP.
     
  7. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

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    Sounds like the store you're going to has some misinformed employees, I wouldn't get any more advice from them. The anemone will kill the tank off when it dies during the cycle.
     
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  9. ninty

    ninty Flamingo Tongue

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    The system is just over three weeks old, i use R/O water. When i went to get my live rock i told them that i had put red sea nitrobac in to start the filter. The woman there suggested that i dump all of the water and start again:confused:. You are not misreading pharmrjohn.
     
  10. whippy

    whippy Sailfin Tang

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    Oh my, stop going there.
     
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  11. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

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    Yea, that sounds like a bad store.
     
  12. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, definitely. Wow.