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post #11 of 24 Old 08-31-2013, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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You could do a smaller tang like the yellow or the bristle tooth tnags ,maybe a even a scopas tang. I do like dwarf angels there are a number like the rusty or potters that have much orange then there are a number that are blue including the coral beauty and the cherub. Have you looked into the smaller butterfly fishes?
Could We really get a yellow tang? My wife is obsessed with that one in particular. I've hear 90 gal is a bare minimum and I'd hate to have him in a tank where he doesn't REALLY fit.
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post #12 of 24 Old 08-31-2013, 05:29 PM
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A four foot tank with some forethought to having a open swim space for part of the tank then yes I think you could have one.They usually only grow to 6 inches in aquaria,the 8 inch mark is an exception unless in the ocean.

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post #13 of 24 Old 09-04-2013, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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We got the new tank and it is awesome. We already have most of the rock stacked up and it came with some interesting critters. He threw in a couple of pencil urchins and we;ve already noticed a hermit crab, a couple of snails, some baby starfish, and a bunch of coral frags. I might post a thread later to see if people can help me identify some of this stuff.
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I look forward to some pics, if there are some things that you guys have trouble identifying I will be more than happy to take a look. Exciting isn't it?

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post #15 of 24 Old 09-04-2013, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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I took some pictures while I was home for lunch. One is of some tentacly-looking thing living in a crack that came with the live rock I got. The tentacles suck in when I get close just like how I've heard corals do. another one is one of the baby starfish. Probably too soon to determine species, but I would prefer it isn't one that will destroy my tank. Another picture is of one of my pencil urchins. I've heard varying stories from people about how destructive these guys can be, but they're fun to watch now. I've also taken a picture of a little polyp, of whihc there are many. They move around the tank constantly, which is not something I thought corals did. This makes me think they might be anemones. Bad news? I have a few good chunks of what I'm almost certain is frogspawn, but I couldn't get pictures since they're sitting in a little cup that sticks to the side of my tank and if I move them they will retract.
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post #16 of 24 Old 09-04-2013, 04:19 PM
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Firts pic is a brittle satrfish in its crevice\home
second is a majano anemone,not good.
third is a asternia starfish,a good scavenger.
and fourth the pencil urchin, I have had only one out of 10 be a little unruly with a sinularia after he ran out of algae,othr than that I consider them pretty reef safe.

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Firts pic is a brittle satrfish in its crevice\home
second is a majano anemone,not good.
third is a asternia starfish,a good scavenger.
and fourth the pencil urchin, I have had only one out of 10 be a little unruly with a sinularia after he ran out of algae,othr than that I consider them pretty reef safe.
Good to know. I went through the tank and killed all I could see. the ones on the rock I couldn't actually remove, so I just rubbed them until they disintegrated. I hope that doesn't help spread them or something. My wife tested the water today and she got .25 ammonia and 0 nitrites. We're going to test again tomorrow.
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post #18 of 24 Old 09-05-2013, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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I got 0 nitrites and the ammonia may have read 0. Yesterday is was .25 and today it was definitely better. I'm going to take a sample into a fish store near me to be sure. The tank was set up with the sand and running for years before he tore it down to deliver to me and the live rock practiaclly went straight from another functioning tank to mine. I think my tank might have basically come pre-cycled. The critters that came with the sand seem to be doing pretty well. Also, I don't think the one is a brittle star, since it has a stalk. It's extended out a lot more today and my wife took a better picture of it.
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post #19 of 24 Old 09-05-2013, 05:06 PM
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Yeah your right,now that I can see the whole thing I can say that it is an aptasia anemone and those can be problematic like majanos.

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Yeah your right,now that I can see the whole thing I can say that it is an aptasia anemone and those can be problematic like majanos.
I was hoping that's what he wasn't since he's kind of cool and stripey. Oh well.
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