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Very interesting that marine aquariums are declining in japan. Is it being offset by a rise in freshwater, or is the hobby overall decreasing in popularity?
I haven't checked the numbers professionally, but I think the hobby of seawater is decreasing as a result of the experience.And the number of shops and magazines are also decreasing.The cost of seawater is high and in Japan may be affected by the earthquake.There were several big earthquakes in Japan.

In comparison, aquatic plants are popular in Japan, and I think the number of plants here is increasing.Thanks to Mr. Amano's achievements, the Nature Aquarium's know-how on using soil and CO2 has been established, so it is now easy to do.

Seawater is decreasing, while water plants are on the rise, and I think the total number of hobbyists as a whole has increased due to the influx of light users. I do both, so I see an opportunity for users starting saltwater from freshwater, and I want to increase the population of reef aquariums.
 
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I used citric acid to clean the water flow pump, the first time I've cleaned the water flow pump in earnest since I started it up in January.
In addition, the power cord was not designed for maintenance, so I improved it.

The citric acid treatment took about an hour, but I was very concerned that the water flow in the tank would stop while I was cleaning it.Do you usually have a spare pump or other equipment available?I thought about washing multiple pumps in rotation, but it would take a lot of time and effort, so I worked on all of them at once... I don't think the water flow stopping for an hour or so probably won't affect it, but what do you guys do?

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It's so refreshing!
 
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I took some recent photos of the tank.Several corals have been bleached, taken apart and replaced.

We also welcomed a Black Ocelaris for a clownfish that has been without a partner for a long time.But, sure enough, the old clownfish attacked the Black Ocelaris, so I moved it to a cube tank.Is there any way to get them to get along with each other?

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I took some recent photos of the tank.Several corals have been bleached, taken apart and replaced.

We also welcomed a Black Ocelaris for a clownfish that has been without a partner for a long time.But, sure enough, the old clownfish attacked the Black Ocelaris, so I moved it to a cube tank.Is there any way to get them to get along with each other?

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Looking great, keep it up!
 

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I took some recent photos of the tank.Several corals have been bleached, taken apart and replaced.

We also welcomed a Black Ocelaris for a clownfish that has been without a partner for a long time.But, sure enough, the old clownfish attacked the Black Ocelaris, so I moved it to a cube tank.Is there any way to get them to get along with each other?

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I took some recent photos of the tank.Several corals have been bleached, taken apart and replaced.

We also welcomed a Black Ocelaris for a clownfish that has been without a partner for a long time.But, sure enough, the old clownfish attacked the Black Ocelaris, so I moved it to a cube tank.Is there any way to get them to get along with each other?

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First off, this tank is a jaw-dropper. It's AMAZING lol (joke from another thread)! I think the issue is they're both females. You should try getting the smallest clownfish you find at the fish store and get it to pair with your established clown. This way you know for sure the clown is a male that hasn't transitioned into a female.
 
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First off, this tank is a jaw-dropper. It's AMAZING lol (joke from another thread)! I think the issue is they're both females. You should try getting the smallest clownfish you find at the fish store and get it to pair with your established clown. This way you know for sure the clown is a male that hasn't transitioned into a female.
Haha.Thanks for the compliments.
The old clownfish (8cm) is female, but the black ocellaris is smaller in size (4.5cm) so I think it's probably male.I don't know, but I wonder if you can tell the sexes apart by appearance?
 
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Haha.Thanks for the compliments.
The old clownfish (8cm) is female, but the black ocellaris is smaller in size (4.5cm) so I think it's probably male.I don't know, but I wonder if you can tell the sexes apart by appearance?

Lol, yeah that's what I get for making assumptions about the size of the fish based on pictures. The only way I know to sex them is through size, that's why it's preferred to get two juveniles at the same time and let them establish dominance in a smaller tank. Based on the size of the black ocellaris, I'd assume it's a male (can't be certain), but sometimes clowns just won't pair. You could try putting them in a separate tank with an egg-crate between them, then wait a few days before pulling out the egg-crate. If the fighting gets too crazy put the egg crate back between them to save the loser. I'd try this twice over two weeks, if the smaller one doesn't submit you should accept that it may just not work out.
 
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Lol, yeah that's what I get for making assumptions about the size of the fish based on pictures. The only way I know to sex them is through size, that's why it's preferred to get two juveniles at the same time and let them establish dominance in a smaller tank. Based on the size of the black ocellaris, I'd assume it's a male (can't be certain), but sometimes clowns just won't pair. You could try putting them in a separate tank with an egg-crate between them, then wait a few days before pulling out the egg-crate. If the fighting gets too crazy put the egg crate back between them to save the loser. I'd try this twice over two weeks, if the smaller one doesn't submit you should accept that it may just not work out.
Thank you for explaining this in detail.It's very helpful.

I have a tank full of corals and it's hard to partition them off with egg-crate.
At the moment I'm moving my old clownfish to a separate tank, so her territory is being taken away.Once the newcomer, Black Ocelaris, gets used to the tank, I'll try to match them up. In the event of a violent fight, the old clownfish is completely pining for me and can easily be hand catch.

I don't know if it will work, but I'm going to try it again several times.
 

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Thank you for explaining this in detail.It's very helpful.

I have a tank full of corals and it's hard to partition them off with egg-crate.
At the moment I'm moving my old clownfish to a separate tank, so her territory is being taken away.Once the newcomer, Black Ocelaris, gets used to the tank, I'll try to match them up. In the event of a violent fight, the old clownfish is completely pining for me and can easily be hand catch.

I don't know if it will work, but I'm going to try it again several times.

That sounds like a solid plan, I felt like I didn't give enough details haha.
 
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My Coral introduction 01
Acropora tenuis lime green
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I bought this Australian lime green tenuis from Coral Monster that is famous shop in japan at the beginning of March.It has grown a lot since I bought it.
It's been in this place in my layout since the beginning of SPS.I think it is the main coral in my layout because of its bright fluorescent color.The green color has been lost by low nutrient salts and now it has become a beautiful yellow color.

I have the impression that it's difficult to keep the bright color of this species, but this type of Aussies Tenuis is easy to keep the color.and This acro doesn't need a lot of so much strong light.(My lime green "millepora" faded quickly turned brown and die)
The polyps at the growth point tips are bright blue and beautiful, but the polyps are not coming out very well.It's growing, but it's light color, and maybe it's being weak .

In my tank tenuis tends to gradually stop blooming polyps.I think there is something wrong, but I don't know what it is. I'm feeding a fair amount of coral food, but the refugium seems to be working too well and the nutrients are quite low.This may be the cause, but I'm not sure.

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