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  1. raytone

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    my tank is about 4 weeks old now and my supplier kept 2 fish and 5 hermid crabs for me. Now he is moving and i put the fish and crabs in my tank, i also got 2 mollys in the tank. Will the load be to much on the system? What is the best food for hermid crabs?
     
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    What are your parameters?
    What fish are they?
    Depending on size of fish and tank, the load should be alright. Hermits dont need to be fed directly and will scavage off the liverock and eat left over food that the fish didnt get too.
    Do you plan on keeping the two mollies? If not, then you should remove them before adding the two fish. Make sure that they go to a good home and if that is back to freshwater, be sure to acclimitize them very very slowly to freshwater.
     
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    poor mollies
     
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    My sentiment. Is the pet shop prepared to take back the mollies once the tank has cycled?
     
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    Mollies....as in freshwater fish in a marine tank :eek:

    Thats like putting a Human into an enviroment which only has a pure oxygen atmosphere :(

    I doubt the LFS would take the Mollies back as they would eventually die in the tank after their original "purpose" has been served?

    Otherwise what are the other two fish you mentioned?
     
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    raytone Thread Starter Raytone

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    I didn't know that you can't put mollies in a marine tank. This one guy who got a petshop sold me the fish and he said that you can change it from freshwater to saltwater. So what am i supose to do now? The other fish looks like a algae eater.
     
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    Are all the fish and hermits in the tank? And the molly's? Can Molly's live in saltwater?
     
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    Um....Im a little confused :blush:

    Do you have freshwater or saltwater in your tank right now?
     
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    @raytone I think he has a Saltwater Tank and just did a Google search...apparently you can acclimate them to Saltwater..(Sailfin Molly)..
    Saltwater Molly - Wonderfish Aquarium


    Some also mention that some are Brackies Fish...(Black Molly's)..low Salinity
    Molly - Poecilia sphenops


    I suppose it boils down to what type of Molly he has...probably Sailfin if LFS said it can be "converted"...been trying to get Links but have bloody no Internet..aaarrrrgggghhhh..
     
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    raytone Thread Starter Raytone

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    Yes its black mollies. I took them out its swimming in my tropical tank now. They are safe and still alive. I got saltwater in my marine tank. Got it from Tobes.
     
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    Sorry I can't help it. We all got saltwater in our marine tanks.:)

    Mollies can be bred in saltwater and the offspring goes as live food into the display tank. Good as a snack, but it should not be the main diet, because freshwater and brackish water species do not have the same fatty acid profile. Therefore your marine fish will lack in nutrition on the long run. There was a Banggai hatchery some where. They used Mollies to grow them out.
     
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    corals

    can i put maybe one or two soft corals in my tank or not yet?
     
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    Of course you can!
     
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    This is a funny thread... :)
     
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    aquascaping help

    hallo reefers. Can somebody please help me to aquascape my tank, and the unknown fish in my tank? What is growing on this live rock?
     
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    I don't know what kind of fish that is, but it looks neat. I think the things on your rock are Zoanthids (good things), bit I'm too new for you to listen to me. Wait for the experts. I struggle with aquascaping, but there's a thread on here about it. http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/forumdisplay.php?f=172

    Here are some helpful links to video's for how-to's for reef aquariums.
    I just ordered 2 of these aqua-mags, so I can put some of my little frags on them.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/mrsaltwatertank
    http://www.youtube.com/user/newyorksteelo
    http://www.mrsaltwatertank.com/mr-saltwater-tank-tv/
     
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    Ahhh..now I get it. Were you using the Mollies to cycle your tank faster maybe? In all honesty I did not know Mollies could survive in salt water :blush:

    Regardless good to hear all are in their own tanks now. As for corals after a month of cycling I would personally from my own experience recommend waiting another month before adding any corals. I have lost two toadstool leathers and a Kenyan Tree from putting them into my tank after only a month :(

    Rather buy more liverock during this time sir :thumbup:
     
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