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Old 04-23-2010, 07:39 PM   #21
 
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Yay! I'm not alone :) :) :)

Trukgurl, what were you planning for your 10 gallon tank? Just curious.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:12 PM   #22
 
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There is no such thing as a reef safe crab? I thought blue leg hermit crabs were reef safe. Did you mean there is no such thing as a reef safe snail? I thought astrea snails were reef safe too.
I meant crab, just like I said. Hermit crabs will try to rip snails right out of their shells, even if they don't need them. Other crabs will prey on anemones and fish. So if you enjoy the "wild world of nature" going on in your living room, crabs are the way to go...
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:31 AM   #23
 
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I think half the fun of aquariums is expirementing, figuring out on your own what works. Not listening to people and having them tell you what to get lol.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:18 AM   #24
 
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I think half the fun of aquariums is expirementing, figuring out on your own what works. Not listening to people and having them tell you what to get lol.
I agree with this to a point. I don't think that spending $80 for a fish just to watch it get eaten by another fish is a good experiment...

I personally keep red-leg and blue-leg hermits, turbo and nassarius snails, and peppermint and scarlet shrimp. I watch as the hermits try to take over the snails. Sometimes the snail gets away...

That camelback shrimp is not reef safe either. I watched a camel I had devour a starfish one leg at a time...
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:38 AM   #25
 
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Well, I am definitely going to do a fowlr till I get used to the saltwater, and can upgrade my lighting.

As far as stocking goes, I definitely want at least 1 clown, possibly one of the ones that is black and white instead of orange.

I want to have 1 more fish....
either a yellow watchman Goby (http://nemospets.com/images/view.aspx?productId=2115)
or a fire fish (http://nemospets.com/images/view.aspx?productId=2108)
These links are from the LFS that is about 2miles from my house... they are seriously geared at Saltwater! I am going to be getting live rock and sand from them as well, and they carry coral frags and all KINDS of stuff not listed on the website.

BTW, what is everyone's opinions on a clown and one of the above fish together? I haven't asked them yet at the store.

ETA: I usually get a lot more thorough advice here than at the store LOL :) I love this site!

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Old 04-24-2010, 09:47 AM   #26
 
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Oh, I'd also like to get a fire shrimp (I think thats what they are called, they are super bright red with a bit of white dots on them) and some type of starfish for a cleanup crew? Does this sound ok?
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:39 AM   #27
 
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I am going to start my own thread on this so I'm not hijacking yours! ;)
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:26 PM   #28
 
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Don't worry about hijacking mine, I find the questions you are asking useful. We can be like 10 gallon nano FOWLR buddies :) lol

I never thought about watchman gobies, they look reallly cool :)
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:46 PM   #29
 
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Haha! Thanks :D

I think they are neat to watch. When I go in their store they have a ton of display-only tanks. I sat and watched a watchman goby when I was there a long time ago, he was really cool. Everything I've read abt them says they are ok in small tanks like 10g. But I haven't seen anything that told if they got along with clownfish or not. They were in a tank with a bunch of inverts at the store.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:10 PM   #30
 
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It is so cool how to watchman gobies share burrows with pistol shrimp. It's like a little friendship going on between them. I heard yasha gobies do the same thing. I think i will go with a yasha goby.

Also, I recently came across a light fixture that fits a 10 gallon tank and has two bulbs for 100$. I think it's a good price. It was a T5 HO light fixture with one T5 bulb and one of those blue ones. I have a normal hood that has a clear plastic place, could I put this fixture over that space?

Ok now, so if crabs and snails don't work and camel shrimp will kill reefy-things, then I think I will once again reformulate my stocking list:
- 20 lbs live rock
- 2" live sand
- 2 ocellaris clowns
- 1 watchman or yasha or orange spot goby
- 1 pistol shrimp
- 1 banded coral shrimp
- 3 nassarius snails
- 3 cerith snails
- 2 astrea snails
If I get appropriate lighting then also:
- 1 kenya tree
- 1 colony of button polyps
- 1 brain coral
- 1 taro tree coral
- 1 green fluorescent mushroom

Sound good?
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