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How long does it take to acclimate them to salt water?
What food are you giving them? What sort of feeding schedule? Water changes etc.
I wonder if you would consider making more acurate tests on your water. The ones I'd like to know is calcium, magnesium and maybe silica.
Donya wrote:Forgot to add a non-Nerite livestock list (this is important--it's what keeps the setup functional):
- 1 Margarites, eats tougher algaes
- 2 Strombus luhuanus, effectively detritivores
- 2 Strombus gigas babies (<1"), also effectively detritivores
- 1 Gobiodon okinawae yellow clown goby, the key to the tank's success, since it fuels algal growth
- Dense "forest" of Caulerpa macro algae that is home to zillions of small crustaceans
- 1 Corallimorph...this is a strange one. I didn't add it, and it was far too long in showing up to have come in on the live rock. My guess is that it came in as a larae in some LFS water.
Donya wrote:I wonder if you would consider making more acurate tests on your water. The ones I'd like to know is calcium, magnesium and maybe silica.
I may be getting a calcium test kit soon, but magnesium and silica will be difficult. I havn't seen a silica test kit anywhere locally, and the good magnesium kits (and calcium kits for that matter) are extreemly expensive per-test. The LFS will only test magnesium if the pH is off in the water sample, and will not test silica. If I'm able to get accurate reports for magnesium and/or silica I will be sure to post them.
What equipment have you got in the tank? Substrate?
I cant see that such values are imperative for breeding though since that's not "natural". You seems to have achieved an environment very rich in algae and tiny critters so I'm guessing that bioactivity and algae diversity is more important.
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