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A thread discussing and updating my tank
Well this is going to just going to be about my tank. What I should do with it, what I will and what I have done. So here it is!
I have a 28 gallon saltwater tank. Pictures are added to my aquarium when needed. I currently have 3 pieces of live rock. A live sand bed. A refractor for salinity testing. I have 6 species of coral (zoa, frilly mushrooms, xenia, Blastomussa, toadstool leather, alevopora) I have a black clownfish who had ich but survived with me dipping his food in garlic juice and some garlic got on it which he directly ate. A fire shrimp who is very aggresive when its time to eat (he swam to the top of the tank and grabbed all the food once). 2 mexican turbo snails. and A red footed hermit. Just yesterday I got quite a bit of new fish. I received a small yellow tang (who i plan to keep once I get and cycle a 125 gallon tank) and quite large (4 inches long maybe) diamond watchman goby who currently has a black dot on his chin. Both quickly took to the tank, goby made his area and the tang swims all around. With them we also got an emerald crab and nassarus snail. We also put in a full bottle of 2000ct coepods to hopefully grow in my system. Thats it. For pictures please refer to my aquarium "start of reef"
Questions, comments, concerns?
I have a question. What do I feed the yellow tang? The lady gave us the plant he ate off of but it was only a piece. I only have tropical fish flakes for my freshwater and mysis shrimpy for the saltwater.
First and foremost, I would get some more live rock going in there. It will help your overall system with filtration. The tang I'm sure you are aware needs to be in at least a 100 galloon system. It may be ok temporarily in there. You need to find some dried seaweed sheets and get a clip to feed it. Petco/petsmart sells the clips and they suction to the glass for easy feeding. JUst cut off a piece and clip it in your tank.
Again, the biggest thing I see is more live rock. Things look like you're off to a good start.
Okay for now he likes the zooplankton and frozen mysis shrimp. so bon appetit! And more live rock..my problem is placing...where would I put it? I am not sure..should I just restructure my entire rock system? And as to the tang I am definitely sure. My dad plans to buy a 125 gallon very soon, but if the tang gets too big we will sell him back to the store. As to the 125 gallon tank I have some questions. It will be a live fish only tank with no coral (or maybe a few but 3 at most since we want more variety of fish). We want to know everything to get for it. Since it will be custom made we have our choice at anything. So any brands and their pricing and quality would be MOST appreciated. A full scale tank setup (the stuff not what goes inside like the fish or rock) would be nice. A good sump and stuff would be liked as well to know
I am just going to add my freshwater tank.
So my black clown did a nemo and jumped in the filter and messed up his gills (dying shortly after). I liked him so much. Everytime I put my hand in he would go near it and swim around. I also housed a yellow tang who died mysteriously while i was away. Leaving 6 snails, 3 nassarus snails, 5 hermits, 1 emerald crab, 1 fire shrimp, and now my only fish a diamond watchman goby. Take away that everything is ok. Water parameters are fine. 1.025 on the refractometer so changing water soon. It gets quite a lot of algae every week so thats a problem we have been working to fix (suggestions?) We are planning to glue down the frags since the emerald crab is a menace and keeps climbing over them. We have a power blower to keep a current (and try to control algae growth. Questions, comments, concerns?
Doing good as well. Never any algae. The tiger barb doesn't bother the other fish at all! I plan on buying a cave for them to hide in. There is 1 longfin zebra danio, 1 tiger barb, and two marigold platies. All at peace in their homes. I want more "grass" for the tank and and i need new lights. These fish are the only ones i am keeping in there. No more additions even if they die. Just more plants and decor, though i do feel bad for that lone danio...QCC?
Thanks for your time!
Also how do i keep the "grass" rooted?
Been a while since anything has changed.
SW: So about a week ago the goby was seen being eaten by the hermits, I tried saving him, but was too late and he died. So we went to a new fish store. It was amazing. We are buying a 150 gallon tank and making it a FOWLR tank. I'm so excited so for the mean time I bought a percula clown, another diamond goby, a bicolor angel, and sailfin tang. Now before you start lecturing me about the size problem they are short visitors and will me moved to the 150 soon.
FW: Nothing new
Wow. So much has changed since I last updated my saltwater, if you want to check it out go to my aquarium "start of reef". Seriously EVERYTHING except the fire shrimp and nassarus snails are new. Questions comments and or concerns? I'm still here :)
This thread... Is in dire need of some pics.
Well here are the main players for the most part then
(keep in mind i just fed them seconds ago)
Any pics of the percula clown, diamond goby, bicolor angel, and sailfin tang?Maybe some corals perhaps? Is this the 150?
(ID needed) Red Sea Fan?
Zoanthid and (ID Check) Green Hairy Mushroom?
(ID Check) Blastomussa
(ID Check) Toadstool Leather Mushroom
(ID Check) Xenia
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