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post #11 of 36 Old 12-22-2006, 08:02 PM
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Any fish that can outgrow a 10 gallons even if they are slow growing will still need tank upgrading in the future. Unless you have plans for future upgrade, I wouldn't stick to fish that can outgrow the tank in time.:)

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post #12 of 36 Old 12-22-2006, 08:06 PM
For a tenner I'd look into getting a small goby. A goby and shrimp team would be great for sucha small tank. I can't think of any other fish I'd recommend.
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post #13 of 36 Old 12-22-2006, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies. I made a mistake up there though i actually have a topfin flter. I've made a few decisions and ill show u guys when i get it set up.

P.S how do i keep the corals in place on the rocks and what kind of salt do i use.
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post #14 of 36 Old 12-22-2006, 08:21 PM
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Well there are glues you can get from the LFS to use on the corals, they are almost like super glue.
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post #15 of 36 Old 12-22-2006, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Do i have to use em to keep the corals in place?
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post #16 of 36 Old 12-22-2006, 08:56 PM
I use actual super glue. Depending upon what you get you may need to glue them, rubber band them, or even just pinch them with other rocks. Like a lot of things in life there are many approaches.
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post #17 of 36 Old 12-22-2006, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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how do i glue under water though? And when i clean the tank do u take the fish out and everything? and what kind of salt do i use?
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how do i glue under water though?
You have to glue the decors outside the water and let them dry. Glue is toxic to the fish.

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But i didnt think the corals could sevive out of the water?


Anyway you could show me an example.
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post #20 of 36 Old 12-22-2006, 09:18 PM
No Blue it is not.

2 part epoxy sold in stick form at the LFS and at Hdepot is non toxic and is commonly used to mount large pieces.

Super glue is in fac so non toxic that it was originally invented to make instant sutures during WW2. After the slaughter in WW1 the Govt. spent money trying to figure out quick ways to stanch excessive bleeding in soldiers. Many soldiers would simply bleed to death from "minor" injuries. Super glue was born. I still use it for that purpose.

To glue underwater is tough. Generally you will pat dry the frag and apply a heavy gob of super glue GEL to the base. Then carefully smoosh it into place in the tank. It's an art because it is easy to damage the coral with to much smooshing. Underwater is possible as well. You only need a bit of patience. The glue tends to want to bubble to the surface. With practice there is nothing to it.
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