I think it couldn't hurt to try one, I just think it would be both interesting and adorable to watch them together.stella1979 said:There's all this advice out there about designer clowns being having been bred in captivity, and so may have no idea what to do with a nem because they've never seen one. It's true that a clown doesn't need a nem... but that doesn't keep mine from trying to make friends with my torch. I think the nem's a great idea and the only concern I have about it is how it will walk around your tank, finding it's perfect spot, and your corals will be in danger in the meantime. This is always the risk when introducing a nem to a reef tank though, and the risk is ongoing since they do like to take walks sometimes. Yet, people do it all the time. Just be aware of the risks and take any precautions you can. Oh! Don't forget to cover pumps and powerheads. as nems too often find their way into them and get chewed.
I think I'd also like a lettuce nudi. My hold up is reports saying they don't tend to last long. Much like a nem, pumps present a danger to them, as might nippy fish, and idk, but perhaps they just don't thrive in aquaria. More research is needed here, as my knowledge thus far is limited. Though, I'm glad you brought it up. Maybe we'll learn together.
Beautiful! We had a saltwater tank a few years ago. Definitely more challenging than freshwater but it was fun! Yours looks great!HappiestCamper said:School has been kicking my BUTT gearing up for the first round of clinicals, here's an update!
All is well currently!
Added a new light about a month ago, started switching to RO/DI yesterday.
Rehomed a pistol shrimp who turned out to be a murderous JERK.
1 watchman goby
1 green BTA
1 pin cushion urchin
1 short spine urchin
1 tuxedo urchin
3 (?) Emerald green crabs
2 types of snail...I don't remember
We're still loving it and of course learning from mistakes along the way. Had a power outage that took out some inverts. But other than that its been suspiciously smooth sailing!
Seeing coral growth is super exciting! The anemone is pretty new to us, of course we're hoping to convince the clowns to check it out
Ill look into that coral! What did you pistol take out???stella1979 said:The tank looks great!.
I have a story about a murderous pistol shrimp too. Someday we'll have to swap.
Hmm, I think the unknown SPS might be a pocillopora, aka the cauliflower coral.
That right! I just couldn't remember, from what I've seen it should add a nice pop of color and textureCulprit said:The pink coral is a montipora setosa. One of my fav SPS. Lots of color!
The tank is looking great and I love that clam. A clam is deifnitely on my buy-next list. What lights do you have now? Is it an AI Prime?
IMO... If you have the equipment already and cost will be little enough yuo can manage it easily then yes. A 40 breeder has a fantastic footprint for a reef tank. You would love it a lot more then the 25, the extra depth and width makes a huge difference.
It is an urchin! One of three that we have if I remember correctly that one is a pin cushion.... we started calling him "jack" they're fun to watch AFTER you glue everything down or they really are bulldozers our [tuxedo/royal urchin] Duke decided to pick some Zoas as a fancy hatPhish_Phan said:Is that an urchin? What kind? Looks cool under the lights
How hard are clams to keep healthy? That thing looks awesome too
Oops my bad! I thought it would pop up a shortened link like it usually does. Just search bashsea reactor and its the blue and black one.HappiestCamper said:Is the picture working for you? Its a jumble of a TON of letters on the mobile app.
Did you notice much of a crash with your process?
Did you do the thing where you wrap it in lights? Or do you run as is?Culprit said:Oops my bad! I thought it would pop up a shortened link like it usually does. Just search bashsea reactor and its the blue and black one.
Nope, no crash at all. By the next day the tank had cleared up (there was a ton of crud on the sandbed), and corals were all out and happy. A week later and you would never know anything happened. No deaths.
Thank you My clowns are my weakness I just wish I could do more than one pair I want them allagsansoo said:Keep up the great work Happiest ! I need to see more photos of your clownfish.
We have a nem but they don't seem to care about it silly clowns. Its hard to picture them not being tiny some day! But I could absolutely see cheeks being that bold.Culprit said:Awesome, I think you'll love it for nutrient export. Your pod population should boom as well.
That clown is so freaking cute. Watch out, if you get her a nem to host once she grows up more she'll get even worse. At work I've had clowns try to jump out of the tank at my hand