Clown fish hiding or still adjusting?

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  1. The Newbie

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    Hey guys,so i collected my tank(stocked second hand) this weekend,set it all up and all went well,water is good got it tested at exotic pets,i have 1 damsel and two clown fish-my problem comes in with the clown fish,they are staying behind the live rock and wont come out,the one comes out now and then but stays around the area but the smaller one has still not come out at all,he comes to feed but not often?what is wrong here or are they adjusting to the new surroundings,he stays close to the back board on the tank(boyutl550).
    Your guys advice and help will be greatly appriciated
     
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    I am correct in assuming, you purchased a running tank and moved everything this weekend?
     
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    Hi,yes that is correct.
     
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    You are probably going to have some "die offs"...watch you'r Ammonia BIGTIME...get some Bacteria in there...like Seachem Stability or Special Blend...other than that I put the Fishy's behaviour down to the Tank.... that they are adjusting to the new surroundings and just give them time...but watch them closely now, as you have housed them in a Tank which might do a mini cycle...
     
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    Ge yourself some special blend and dose it to help dead with the die off from the move, also skim heavily and do a large WC on the weekend.
     
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    Alright,what do you guys mean by die offs,the way i transported it was 30 percent water out tank and added new water when i got home,i will post some images in a few.
     
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    Die off refers to the bacteria that is involved in the nitrogen cycle that dies. By simply moving the tank you can expect die off, the longer the move the more die off can be expected.
     
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    Okay i understand now,thanks i will go get some today,another thing is that i have plants in the tank that have routed around the live rock,can i take plants out and keep rock or should i buy new live rock
     
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    Can you not house you'r Fishy's at another Reefer for a while...?
     
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    Hi,thanks for all your info,is this something i should consider and why?
     
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    Yes....
    Ammonia will kill you'r Fish....seriously get Bacteria and add to you'r Tank..
     
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    Here are some pictures of the tank



    [​IMG]Tank Setup in my place
    [​IMG] Front View1
    [​IMG] Front view2
     
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    Maybe this works
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    okay so how do i load images,Created a photo bucket account and they are on there?but cant seem to het them here.
     
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    Okay so i have tested water and all seems fine,but i will look into asking a friend to,if they cant i will need someone in Boksburg area to please do me a favour?
     
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    dude,you have an infestation of calaurpa:eek:

    IMO i would remove all the infected rock, and let it dry out ,give a good scrub down and then add a phos remover to tank... that is a good macro algae for refugiums but not DT's... you surely want to add some corals etc and that is going to get in the way.
    when you posted pics,until seeing the clown,i thort it was a planted FW tank :lol:
     
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    Hi,thanks for the info,what is calaurpa?
     
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    It's what you have in you'r Tank...
    Macro Algae : Your Source For Quality Marine Plants and Macroalgae
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