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post #11 of 15 Old 02-01-2011, 04:33 PM
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ahh

looks like some nice coral skeletons..these will be key placement points for encrusting corals if you so choose .

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post #12 of 15 Old 02-01-2011, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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I might get a Tuxedo urchin in afew months (when I get some more algae growth). Someone said that the urchin might knock over anything that isn't secure. Would the skeleton anchor, or will I just have to put it in a safe place where the urchin wont tip it over?

I think I might try to find an emerald crab, and get one of those. There aren't any SW LFS within 60 miles of here, and I have never been to one.

I think I will take the damsels to my lfs. I love the damsels so much, but I want clowns, cardinals (I haven't done much research on cardinals) gobies, and a Royal Gramma. I will work more on the stocking later, but I think I will just use the damsels as "practice fish" over the next month or more. I'll figure something out. It is the humbug that I am really going to miss!

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post #13 of 15 Old 02-09-2011, 11:46 PM
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Hey small fry thanks for linking me the tank looks great :) now im going to have to get one and some clowns etc lol how much is upkeep etc also does 1 inch of fish = 1 gallon still count... Thanks for the pics

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post #14 of 15 Old 02-10-2011, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Jbb421!

Getting started, of coarse is the biggest cost, but there are afew things that you have to buy every once and a while. Price Synthetic Marine Salt. I use InstantOcean brand salt. It can be kinda expensive, depending on how you look at it.

Also, alot of people you only distilled water from the store or RO unit. I have used distilled, and I used tap when I was in an emergency. I know alot of people who just use tap, and some of them have the nuisence algae under control.

1" per 1g doesn't count the same with SW. If you want to develope a stocking list, AqAdvisor.com is a great site to do it on. They have a Saltwater Advisor as well as a freshwater. This is the saltwater advisor; AqAdvisor - Intelligent Saltwater Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor

For clownfish, alot of people say 20g is possible 25g is the lowest they would like to see clowns in and 30g is good.

If you want to start a thread on Saltwater stuff, I'd love to help! Just PM me the link.

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FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

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post #15 of 15 Old 02-10-2011, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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I went to a fish store that sells Saltwater fish for the first time today! It was incredable! I loved the store! They had TONS of SW fish! Lionfish, triggerfish, clownfish, damselfish, eels, gobies, dragonets, blennies, hawkfish, starfish, cucumbers, etc.! It was great!

Anyway, I bought SW invertebrates for the first time! I got some kind of turbo snail ($2.50) and a Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab that is SO cute! I will try to get some pics of the inverts up later.

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FireOasis - 3g
Zachary the Halfmoon Plakat

CichlidHaven - 55g (under construction!)
0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

BreedingProjects
x1 Convict Cichlid Pair (actively breeding)
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