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Old 01-25-2010, 09:32 PM   #11
 
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so wat should i do??? i really want to make my tank work
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:49 PM   #12
 
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so wat should i do??? i really want to make my tank work
I feel your pain, I want discus but my 29g tank isn't big enough... That being said, you should settle for something else. I was actually recently considering getting a 3-5g tank for a betta, they are beautiful fish. Freshwater, but hey you can only do so much with 3 gallons. A plant, a snail, and it can be a beautiful tank.
I'm no saltwater expert, but I'm pretty sure there arent any fish you could keep in a 3g tank.
Another thing with saltwater and why people don't recommend setting up smaller tanks is that the smaller they get the less stable they are and much more difficult to maintain. 30 gallons is considered "small" with regards to saltwater, now what would you call 3 gallons?

Not to rain on your parade, but you will just be heartbroken everytime you add a fish, so save yourself the headache.. and heartache.. and money.. and do something that is actually possible (which isn't much, sorry to say)
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:59 PM   #13
 
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You're trying to put a Ferrari motor in a Kia. It ain't gonna work. Don't torture any more salt water fish messing with a 3 gallon tank. Get some small size gravel, a plant, and a Betta and sit it on your desk and enjoy. A challenge is a challenge but there is no excuse for this in a 3 gallon.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:22 AM   #14
 
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Another wonderful freshwater setup would be White Clouds. A small school of 4 or 5, with some easy to keep plants would be a wonderful setup. I had a desktop with White Clouds some years back that was very enjoyable.

For further advise on the concept of appropriate live plants for this setup, I would suggest you turn to the other area of this forum, which you can find much more experienced advise on this topic:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/aquarium-plants/

Hopefully they don't disagree with me.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:22 AM   #15
 
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i have to make this work thanks for everyones thoughts about this kind of tank but i really would wish sum one could kinda walk me threw this. i say this bcuz iv seen tanks just like mine work and even have live corals,clown fish etc. i have the money for it i just need the rite stuff. umm i dont really like fresh water tank they are so boring but really thanks to all that has tried to help me thanxs but i would really want sum one to help me with the situation i have thanks
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:51 AM   #16
 
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i have to make this work thanks for everyones thoughts about this kind of tank but i really would wish sum one could kinda walk me threw this. i say this bcuz iv seen tanks just like mine work and even have live corals,clown fish etc. i have the money for it i just need the rite stuff. umm i dont really like fresh water tank they are so boring but really thanks to all that has tried to help me thanxs but i would really want sum one to help me with the situation i have thanks
You are asking to attempt the most difficult possible saltwater setup. I would personally not attempt this because I lack the experience to pull it off with a high possibility of success. Sorry, I really can't help.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:17 AM   #17
 
I agree you are probably wasting your time, money and lives but will try to see if I can help. Sure you cant do a small 10 or 20 gallon? Your chances of success would raise significantly and they are still tiny tanks.

1. Quit adding fish

2. Anyway, you have a heater, some LR, and aragonite sand? Turn it on and let this run. You should have enough die off from the rock that you dont need to subject a fish to this. If anything toss in a piece of shrimp and let it decay.
--The brown stuff is a normal first stage of tank cycling, get used to it and it will be there a month or so but will eventually die off.

3. You NEED a skimmer. There are several small skimmers available for pico tanks. Never having used one I have no idea how effective they are, but one is needed, ask your LFS or look online.

The only thing I can come up with on the salignity thing is either yours or your LFS's hydrometer is off. If its one of those cheap plastic ones(I use one too) odds are its off as they are notoriously inaccurate.

Have you read any books on this subject? There are alot of good books describing every single aspect of this hobby, unfortunately rarley will you find them at B&N, those are usually crap books that give you horrible advice like saying cleaner wrasse are needed for every tank or mandarins are easy. The Consciencous Marine Aquarist is a bible of the hobby, you should get it, read it, learn it.

There are very few fish that will successfully live in this tank and puffers of any persuasion are not one them. Even clowns you are limited and they wont live their whole lives 10+ years in something that small. There are a couple gobies that might work if they eat flake. Citron or clown gobies, or maybe a bicolor blenny. At most you will have one fish. Sorry, that small a tank, its what you are stuck with. Personally I wouldnt even bother with this, but if I was, I would not have any fish. I would stick with a pair of fire shrimp or a coral banded shrimp and some hermits and snail or two.

Buy, at a minimum, a kit for measuring saltwater Ammonia, Nitrite, and nitrate. Only after all three have spiked and all three are back to zero should you even consider adding any fish. On a 55 it takes about a month for the initial cycle to be complete. Note that i say initial as a tank will not be completely stable for 6 months to a year. While you may not be able to measure whats off, if you have SPS coral, you will find out real quick when it is.(dont even think about SPS coral, it was an example)

What kind of lighting over the tank?

Sounds like you have chaeto macro algae in your filter? Why in your filter? Is there a light over it so it can do the photosynthesis thing? If it has no light, it will die.

Again i think you are wasting your time and money but if you refuse to listen to all the cautions we have given you and go ahead anyway with it, then hopefully you will listen to something I have said and it will help you.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:52 PM   #18
 
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yes i have LR, heater, and Live sand, im also should be getting in this power filter/oxy skimmer, and the algae is in my filter and does get some light. the local pet store gave it to me and told me it would help wit my tank but its green and hard but looks like little strings. the light i have on it is a 9w 50/50. and about the Shrimp you talked about what is it for? and does it need to be a dead shrimp like the kind you you eat? ill post sum pictures up about things and how my tank looks. also will i need a power head?
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:20 PM   #19
 
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you can go to see my tank and there you will find sum pictures of it later i will add a video
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:25 PM   #20
 
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There are a couple gobies that might work if they eat flake. Citron or clown gobies, or maybe a bicolor blenny.
I'm sure it was just an oversight in the excitement of typing, but just a reminder that Citron Gobies are a cold water species.
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