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Old 11-06-2009, 05:17 AM   #201
 
If I can see it again, when I turned the lights on, it went under the rocks to hide, and it is very small, but I will try to take a picture if i see it again
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:50 AM   #202
 
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I saw this today and think it is a very nice design for a UV sterilizer. You should consider this as part of your aquarium budget over the next several months. Submariner UV Sterilizer - Clarifier - 9W | UV Sterilizers | UV Sterilizers | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:57 AM   #203
 
will definately make it part of my budget, anything else you suggest? I am probably getting my tank today, going there after work.

thanks
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:00 PM   #204
 
PS I bought the tank today !!!!, going to pick it up tomorrow, will post some pics, I am thinking of mixing dry rock from reefrocks.ca with live rock, what ratio should I do??
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:37 PM   #205
 
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I used about 80% dry rock, but the more live rock you use the more diversity of life you will probably see.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:01 PM   #206
 
Well got my 65 gallon today, and a nice glass lid, put the lid on the sofa....and dog broke it.
I don't want to spend more money on another lid, would plexi glass work?
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:21 PM   #207
 
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That sucks. You can just about use anything so long as the look is visually appealing to you and the light is not disturbed.

I has been spoiled by my brother who works at a glass shop. If you want to drive to Kentucky I will have him cut you a new lid.-)
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:07 PM   #208
 
yes it does suck, a real dissapointment...but I can't get mad at the dog, he didn't know....was an unfortunate accident...still pissed though...
HMMM Kentucky, LOL, with the price of gas today, don't think so...but if you and your family want to visit lovely Montreal, you can bring one by!

guess I will have to dish out another 40$$$ my bank acount is crying
or I think I'll price the plexi glass tomorrow, the lights won't burn it right? if I am correct, they don't get hot enough? is this right?
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:39 AM   #209
 
By the way, let me know what you think of my stock plan for my 65 gallon:

2 clowns (which I already have)
1 tang (not sure which kind yet, was thinking either kohl tang or hippo tang, I also really like the powder brown)
1 angel ( lemon peel, coral beauty or flame)
1 sailfin blenny
2 Firefish (the red ones) - I know they are jumpers, but I will have a lid, and I think they are beautiful fish

let me know what you think, or if you have any other ideas or suggestions.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:12 AM   #210
 
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By the way, let me know what you think of my stock plan for my 65 gallon:
2 clowns (which I already have)
1 tang (not sure which kind yet, was thinking either kohl tang or hippo tang, I also really like the powder brown)
1 angel ( lemon peel, coral beauty or flame)
1 sailfin blenny
2 Firefish (the red ones) - I know they are jumpers, but I will have a lid, and I think they are beautiful fish
let me know what you think, or if you have any other ideas or suggestions.
Looks like a good list. Naturally, I have some opinions. 8)

The Power Brown Tang is an absolute no. If you buy this fish, just don't tell me about it because I will probably throw my computer across the room and declare the entire hobby lost forever. Of all the fish most regularly seen at the LFS, this one is inexcusable. They are ridiculously impossible to keep alive, withering away from internal parasites and poor collection practices. I can't remember the last time I saw a healthy one. Bottom line, not only should we not purchase this fish, but we need to tell the LFS to please stop ordering this fish.

Of your 3 angels, the Lemon Peel is more difficult, but the other 2 are very easy to keep, and the Lemon Peels are not overly difficult if you are careful to select a good fish.

I have said before that a Blue Hippo Tang is stretching the limits, but probably workable.

Everything else looks great.
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