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ok now that my water clearity is back to normal (my parameters have always been good) i want to know what i can and can not do........besides the yellow tang i have my only other plans for fish are a flame angel, yellow watchman goby, and a clown fish............but the coral ..............now my first move is going to be either polyps or mushrooms..............which one is better first and how long should i wait of is now ok................and the last two fish im going to get............my thought is to wait on them since they will of coarse decrease my bio load...........

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1) which one first polyps or mushrooms
2) is now ok
 

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its a 45 gallon high with 196w PC ...96w 10,000k and 96w atinic...very good water movement.............and live rock pilled half way up
 

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in the future i am doing leathers and other soft corals too ........this lighting should be fine right?
 

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Both shrooms and zoos are pretty close to the same; very easy, and will grow like crazy.

Wait at LEAST 1 month after your final nitrate spike. It's best to wait a good 3 months like Tim said.

Waiting so long allows all the mini cycles to get down to a safe level so corals won't get too stressed.
 

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Andre , I have been working with m saltwater tank for the past 9 months. It has been hell to maintain but great to watch. I consider myself an intermediate collector. Well enough talk. I just got all my nitrates, ammonias, and ph down to zero. I have 2 yellow tangs, 2 clown fish, sea urchin, 1 snail, and two hermit crabs (1 small and one big). I just placed a rock/coral in the tank. The rock has lots of green mushrooms on it. They also have opening up and look like they are spreading already. I am jut wondering what coral I can add next and will any of my fish mess with my green mushrooms. I saw my snail by it yesterday and got really nervous...Is it ok for the sea urchin or snail to be in the same tank as coral .
 

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adperkin said:
Hello Everyone,

My name is Andre , I have been working with m saltwater tank for the past 9 months. It has been hell to maintain but great to watch. I consider myself an intermediate collector. Well enough talk. I just got all my nitrates, ammonias, and ph down to zero. I have 2 yellow tangs, 2 clown fish, sea urchin, 1 snail, and two hermit crabs (1 small and one big). I just placed a rock/coral in the tank. The rock has lots of green mushrooms on it. They also have opening up and look like they are spreading already. I am jut wondering what coral I can add next and will any of my fish mess with my green mushrooms. I saw my snail by it yesterday and got really nervous...Is it ok for the sea urchin or snail to be in the same tank as coral .
Hello Andre, welcome to TRT! :wavey:

Yes, it is alright to keep the urchins and snails in the tank with your shrooms and other softies and LPS.

I have personally had a bad experience with an urchin and SPS coral; where it ate the tips off a colony.

What type of lighting do you have? What size of tank? Tell us all the pertinant information so we can help you as much as possible. :)

Also, to start your own thread, check out the main forum "General Reef discussion" in this instance, and click "New Thread" at the bottom of the list of threads. :)
 

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I have no experience with urchins but my snail cleans over my mushrooms without doing any harm they dont even seem to notice. Always nice a fluffy.
 
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