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Old 08-30-2009, 8:53 AM   #1
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newbie? maybe

just joined. glad to be a part of the club.i work at joan glancy rehab where a 75 gal.was donated by the club.i became fascinated with it and decided,with the help of member amberjack, to start a 12g oceanic AIO tank,i am so loving this hobby. i have gotten my whole family involved and they are as excited as i am.had to quickly learn the word PATIENCE though.and still learning it.
started the tank july 23 09. since then i have 25 lbs LR , 20 LBS LS Koralia nano. false perc,scooter blenny, blue devil, haitian condy.they all seem to be doing fine.ive quickly learned that i cant skimp on things like water changes though.im going to try a small protein skimmer to help with the nitrates. any good ones out there?

thanks sensei

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Old 08-30-2009, 9:26 AM   #2
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Welcome to ARC! You are going to love reefing.

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Old 08-30-2009, 9:30 AM   #3
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Welcome to ARC. This place is filled with knowledge and helpful folks who have been through alot of ups and downs so they talk through experience. As you mentioned, you learn patience and just take your time. It's an incredible hobby with a lot of rewards when you go about it right. Great to have ya...and good luck.
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Old 08-30-2009, 9:40 AM   #4
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Welcome to ARC.

Just an FYI... the Scooter "blenny" is not a blenny at all. In fact, it is a Dragonet. (Huge pet peeve of mine in the industry, that dragonets are deliberately mis-labeled as blennies or gobies).

A 12-gallon tank is too small to support a Dragonet. They do best in tanks of 75-gallons or more, with 100 or more pounds of live rock, which have been well established, and have little or no competition.

Dragonets typically only eat live copepods and amphipods which live and breed in the live rock. In smaller tanks, the pods cannot reproduce quickly enough to keep the Dragonet fed, and it will slowly starve to death.

You may wish to return the Dragonet or find it a more suitable home, before it's too late. When they become obviously skinny (with sunken belly) they are usually too far gone to recover.


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Old 08-31-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:51 AM   #6
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Holy Hell!!!! Russ back from the dead!!

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Old 09-01-2009, 10:18 AM   #7
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Holy Hell!!!! Russ back from the dead!!
LOL same reaction I had.

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