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  1. My clownfish started pooping a long, whitish looking thing, as thin as a strand of hair. Does this look like parasites?
  2. Thanks! Yep. I'll definitely be keeping this stock, and just transferring them to the new tank once it's set up. I will probably be adding a bunch more corals to the 25 though, as it will have a better light (nano box duo). As of now, I'm mixing my own water with distilled water and IO salt crystals. My salinity sits low (about 1.023) at the moment, because that's what the clowns were kept at at the fish store. I will be slowly bringing it up over the next month. Thanks a bunch!
  3. Hello everyone, this is my new 5 gallon reef set up. I’m planning on it being a mainly Lps and soft coral tank, depending on how well the light sustains everything. It’s been set up for about a month and a half. I just added 2 new captive bred clowns about 2 weeks ago- they’re about a year old already, and doing great! I have yet to do a water change since adding them, and my water is perfect thus far. While I understand that it’s very controversial to keep clowns, especially 2 in such a small tank, I’m planning on upgrading to a 25 gallon tank in about 8 months (I already have the tank, just no where to set it up). I also added 2 very small mushroom coral frags a few days ago. Thanks everyone for viewing! Equipment: Fluval Evo V Theo 50 watt heater Hydor Koralia 240 powerhead Unknown thermometer from amazon Stock light Stock return pump InTank media basket Aquamaxx dry rock (about 4 lbs) Caribsea “live” sand Bahamas oolite (about 5 lbs in tank) In media basket: Chemipure Blue InTank filterfloss Livestock: 5 gallon snail only clean up crew from reefcleaners 2 Ocellaris clownfish 2 Unknown mushroom corals
  4. Wait until nitrite reaches 0 before you add any more ammonia.
  5. Thats what I figured. Thanks for all the help!
  6. Hmmm, I guess I'll be doing a good rinse of the lid and everything surrounding the tank then. Thanks.
  7. It's when I stick my face right over it after I remove the lid. lol. Tested my water today, ammonia is at 0ppm, nitrites 0ppm, and nitrates between 80-180; the color is too hard to discern.
  8. Thank you for all of your advice and help. Definitely not an ammonia spill, or actual cat urine, I smell it when I remove the lid to test the water. Then the smell kind of hits me in the face. I do have lots of surface agitation. As I have the stock pump and the powerhead. No ATO reservoir or skimmer cup. I was hoping that I could do a complete water change once my cycle is complete. I'd rather add livestock to a tank with new, clean water. And yes I'm topping off with fresh water, but thanks for making sure!
  9. Yes! but I have no idea how she would pee in it. She hasn't been in this room, and the tank has a plastic lid, and I've never noticed it ajar. Assuming she did pee in it, what should I do?
  10. Hopefully it's just that. Once my cycle is over, what percent water change do you suggest doing?
  11. Thank you for the advice, I'll definitely watch those videos, and look into that mix. Any other ideas as to what could be causing the smell?
  12. I actually bought the pre mixed "ocean water" that came in a box, and I have yet to do a water change. But I actually was going to use IO reef crystals! thanks for the heads up. What other salt mix would you recommend?
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