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"established Tank" Questions

Discussion in 'General Reef Discussions' started by Jay D, Aug 12, 2018.

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    Ok so how long is it before you have an "Established Tank"?

    I would rather not get some of the pickier fish until the tank is considered established and my pod/rotifer/plankton is in full swing.

    Seems like everyone is saying 1 year for an established tank online. I have been focusing more on filtration and the clean up crew than probably needed. But down the line i would love to have a nice clam in the tank and a mandarin goby.

    Pods, pods, pods of course and i am for sure focusing on them and no other stock in my tank eats them other than the occasional opportunistic eaters.

    So is 1 year the goal for an established tank or is it when all signs point to awesome?

    I hate havjng to worry about a dead clam killing the tank so i for sure will not add one until i know its ok to.

    Its big clam or no clam at all!!! :)

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    Lots of things determine time. Did you seed wirh live rock ? Lighting, water quality, current stock....on and on. Remember...a Mandarin Goby does NOTHING but eat pods. I have heard they can eat hundreds...mayne even a thousand in a day ! The wah their metabolism works, they have to eat non stop. So even a mature tank can be stripped clean in a short time. So now the size of your sump comes into play..... All tanks are different !
     
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    Gotcha, the sump is an 84 gallon that i am running at 50 gallons full. Refugium with plenty of pod zones of different flows. And pods ordered from 3 seperate locations so far. Figure in 6 months or so they should be breeding pretty strongly.

    I hate that thats all they eat but 1 mandarin and a bunch of coral is my main purpose for going saltwater lol.

    So maybe not a year if everythings going smooth? I have it doing daily 1.5 gallon water changes and ato is always on so she should be pretty stable moving forward.

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    Some pods will breed...some don't. I know Greg at Aquatic Technology in Columbia Station sells some of the best ones to reproduce.
     
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    I will have to pick some up. I have the tisbe, tiger, and apocylops so far. Plus whatever migrated from live rock
     
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