Brand New 8 gallon bio cube

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  1. Katrina71

    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    My favorite quote for the new year. "No one can make a fresh start. Anyone can make a new ending."
     
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    Happy New Year!!!
     
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    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I would like input on rbta. How long would you let a tank mature before adding one? Differing opinions locally. Just curious about actual experience with them.
     
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    Found they do best the liver the tank has been up. But if everything is pretty stable, and has been stable for some time. I would say 6-8 months
    -Zack, who has 3
     
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    Ok. I was thinking minimum 6 months, leaning toward a year.
     
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    ugh i only have one chromis left.. love wasting money. ;)
     
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    The Highlander fish - There can be only one!
     
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    and one of my kenya trees looks weird... its like a light color and not opening.. i just did a water change yesterday and ill see if its better today
     
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    katrina has that guy ever re-paid you for ruining your tank?
     
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    Here is my goal of what I want to add to my tank within the first quarter of this year- 1. Trumpet Coral 2.Duncan Coral 3. 2 banggi cardinals (replace the 2 chromis) 4. Something to help shift through sand. weather that be a goby or whatever. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS MAKING SURE THESE ANEENOME THINGS ARE GONE :) (So far only 1 has grown back. SMH)
     
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    after I do all that.. I will need to buy a bigger tank to keep adding :( $$$$$$
     
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    Just remember will. Only bad things happen fast in this hobby. Patients is crucial to long term success. Take your time, and enjoy your tank every day. After all. That is why we keep our fishy friends, right?
    -Zack, who is feeling wise tonight
     
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    lol.. yesss
     
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    More times than I can count. The tank is ok. Actually some of coral looks better than ever.
     
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    Yesterday Gonzo the Pike Blenny went MIA. He didn't come out for food. Pretty sure he's...:(
     
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    Oh no! Hoping for the best.
     
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    Thanks. That little dude had a heck of a life. I think it always makes me second guess having a tank at all when your favorite dies. @TikiBird you are not alone.
     
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    I'm working toward parameter stability and flow. A few things have been more more challenging in the 29 than in the 8 gallon. Yes, the 8 was easier. Isn't that shocking?
     
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    @Scurvy you are going to see some things improve in this tank. Please feel free to suggest things. Y'all have knowledge that will take me years to catch up on. Had to put my tank on hold for a bit to get my son's up and running. I don't regret that. He spends hours watching it.
     
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    @Mikedawg your kindness could not have been timed any better. Rough day.
     
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