New tank- beginner here 20g

Discussion in 'Welcome!' started by Wyatt Naschke, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Supporting Member

    with regards to that shell, maybe take it out. Not sure if this scenario is likely, but it may slowly dissolve, and add phosphates to the water. Not a huge issue, but why deal with it?

    Also, it takes up precious space that you can use for coral growth.

    BUT ultimately, it's your aquarium, if you like it keep it, just (as with all my advice) maybe google if it's OK to have in there.

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  2. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Even if the abalone shell did dissolve, I think shells are just made of mostly calcium carbonate. It'd be a free source of carbonate and calcium for your tank.

    If there's a lot of dead organic material on it, that's a different story.
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    I figured you would say that, so decided to hook up the sump finally. Hid the lines with the shell. I used pex pipe to run the lines I used a Tee side up so that the chances of a clog are less ? I don't know it took me a few hours to get things right, well operating half way correctly we will say that. Everyone seems way more active now that the skimmer is out of there. Interesting ....

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  4. Bout to take that rock out.

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  5. Thanks, yeah I blast him 2-3 times a day directly with oyster feast and the roti...Damn It was my first time in the store to actually buy a few things. I'll let you know if I murder it.

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  6. The voice of reason. Appreciate it.

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    They are opening. I read I have to teach them when to feed. Roti, Oyster, then mysis

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  9. Open with reef roids.

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