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post #61 of 85 Old 08-03-2011, 08:37 PM
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thanks reefing madness for the links!! i never knew how cheap i could get them,with these lights will i be able to grow any corals i want or just soft?
With those that I listed above, you can keep...... Anything ..... Either of thoes lights puts you wll over 5watts per gallon, and for a Reef, thats plenty.
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post #62 of 85 Old 08-03-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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cool thanks ill add that later on to the bigger tank,did you see the post on the lion fish ? can you help me out?
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post #63 of 85 Old 08-03-2011, 09:22 PM
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cool thanks ill add that later on to the bigger tank,did you see the post on the lion fish ? can you help me out?
My bad, I must have missed the post on the Lion Fish. And I went back and still could not find it??? Is it in this thread?? Sorry.
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post #64 of 85 Old 08-03-2011, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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ok guys,my local fish store has a lion fish grow out tank they are babies now only about 1"-3" long,i asked him if it would be ok to start them in a 20 long tank and then upgrade as they start to get bigger,he said that would be fine although babies are really hard to take care of especially when it comes to feeding,now that my tank will be fully cycled friday i wanted to get your perspectives on it,if you have any experience on lion fish,what i would like to do is keep this 20 long going and upgrade hopefully before xmas to a 55-65 gallon nothing over a 75 gal, and skip the corals at first and do a fowlr with kind of a predator tank going!I've seen some vids on youtube and already decided my stocking and live rock formation.Let me know what you guys think as far as the lionfish.

btw it's a russells lion fish not a volitan,really cool fish!
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post #65 of 85 Old 08-03-2011, 09:42 PM
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ok guys,my local fish store has a lion fish grow out tank they are babies now only about 1"-3" long,i asked him if it would be ok to start them in a 20 long tank and then upgrade as they start to get bigger,he said that would be fine although babies are really hard to take care of especially when it comes to feeding,now that my tank will be fully cycled friday i wanted to get your perspectives on it,if you have any experience on lion fish,what i would like to do is keep this 20 long going and upgrade hopefully before xmas to a 55-65 gallon nothing over a 75 gal, and skip the corals at first and do a fowlr with kind of a predator tank going!I've seen some vids on youtube and already decided my stocking and live rock formation.Let me know what you guys think as far as the lionfish.

btw it's a russells lion fish not a volitan,really cool fish!
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I would personally not do it. I've had one, they grow rather quickly, and 20g is really small even for a baby. Let the LFS get them to eat prepared foods first, you upgrade your tank and when they get to 3-4" then you get one.
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post #66 of 85 Old 08-03-2011, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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So your saying wait to get one till i upgrade my tank and get one thats not a baby?the guy at the stOre said its difficult because you have to introduce them to lots of foods and see which one they like the best, and he said not to feed them goldfish i thought you can feed them live gold fish???
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post #67 of 85 Old 08-03-2011, 11:38 PM
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So your saying wait to get one till i upgrade my tank and get one thats not a baby?the guy at the stOre said its difficult because you have to introduce them to lots of foods and see which one they like the best, and he said not to feed them goldfish i thought you can feed them live gold fish???
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They don't want you to get them stuck on them. I on the other hand had one for some time and fed him goldfish. HE GOT BIG. He never had trouble, but I had to get rid of my Agressive tank guys because they really cost slot to feed. I had Puffer, Lion, Spotted Grouper and a Snowflake Eel. They all ate gold fish, none of my fish had issues with them. They want you to feed them none live foods, they are actually better for the fish, but its hard to say whether they will take to the processed foods. Thats why I say let them rear the fish first, then its alot easier on you that way. And the size of the tank will make it easier on the fish.
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post #68 of 85 Old 08-16-2011, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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ok,i got a 55 gallon tank about a week and a half ago it came with snails,hermits,clownfish x2,horseshoe crab so last weekend i went into the lfs and got a baby volitan lionfish!! being a baby lionfish i know for a fact it won't harm my clowns so i set up a nano tank downstairs to put the clowns in im pretty stoked about the fowlr 55 gallon my stocking plans are 1 lionfish,1 picasso trigger,yellow tang,convict tang,angel fish?? of some kind, or anything else i can find that i like

the only problem is i can't seem to get my lion to eat?? i just got him last saturday and the guy @ fish store said they will basicly starve themselves for a couple days then start eating but im a little worried its been about 3 days and i try everyday im feeding him sliver sides which i have to cut up for him to eat he won't even pay anttention to them any tips?? the silversides im giving him are HUGE their heads are bigger than his head! are they too big??
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post #69 of 85 Old 08-16-2011, 09:37 PM
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ok,i got a 55 gallon tank about a week and a half ago it came with snails,hermits,clownfish x2,horseshoe crab so last weekend i went into the lfs and got a baby volitan lionfish!! being a baby lionfish i know for a fact it won't harm my clowns so i set up a nano tank downstairs to put the clowns in im pretty stoked about the fowlr 55 gallon my stocking plans are 1 lionfish,1 picasso trigger,yellow tang,convict tang,angel fish?? of some kind, or anything else i can find that i liek


No way. Can't have those fish in that small of a tank. Lion Fish. And thats going to push it, wait til you see how big he gets.


the only problem is i can't seem to get my lion to eat?? i just got him last saturday and the guy @ fish store said they will basicly starve themselves for a couple days then start eating but im a little worried its been about 3 days and i try everyday im feeding him sliver sides which i have to cut up for him to eat he won't even pay anttention to them any tips?? the silversides im giving him are HUGE their heads are bigger than his head! are they too big??
Try the small live feeder fish, see if this just perks his interest. Next time you buy a fish though, tell the LFS guy to feed him right in front of you, so you know he is eating.
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