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Old 02-14-2009, 10:06 PM   #51
 
I think damsels are cool! What do u have against them?
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:08 PM   #52
 
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They are notorious for being aggressive.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:40 PM   #53
 
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i don't know much about saltwater...why all the sand and anyfish planned for it? i;m interested in it's size what kind of filtration? lighting?
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:11 PM   #54
 
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I think damsels are cool! What do u have against them?
As stated, they are the Devil's fish. If you don't think so, let me show you a few threads on them on different forums.

Fordman, all the sand was used to create a DSB (deep sand bed) which is part of the filtration process. A DSB takes nitrates and turns them into harmless nitrogen gas.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:15 PM   #55
 
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i don't know much about saltwater...why all the sand and anyfish planned for it? i;m interested in it's size what kind of filtration? lighting?
You need fish for the bio of the tank. It'll help keep the cycle ongoing in it, rather then it causing another big cycle and creating an ammonia spike and killing my corals and as cody said, the sand is used for filtration as well as the live rock. The tank is 2.5g, but with the sand and rock i'd say it's more around 2g with 3lbs of LR and .5lbs of sand (I've removed most of the sand to allow the light to dissipate in the tank better and to maintain the tank with small (a cup) water changes.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:25 PM   #56
 
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I'm thinking of getting some frily, purple and red mushrooms and perhaps a candycane... and thoughts?
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:24 PM   #57
 
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super bright neon green candy cane is awesome, red mushrooms are pretty cool to. i dont think im familiar with frily unless theres another name for it?

what i would do is jam pack this bad boy with corals and just let everything grow out. actually i would cheat and plumb it to my display tank and then jam pack it and forget about it for awhile only to come back to a nice grown out tank. if its plumbed to the main tank you only have to worry about params in the main as they will be the same in this one, but we already talked about this and you said your not doing it. i can dream cant i?
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:18 PM   #58
 
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correct i'm not doing it, but i've thought about it.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:23 PM   #59
 
Maybe I should start off smaller and work my way up.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:23 PM   #60
 
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You could, but the problem with smaller tanks is that they require a lot of attention. If nitrates go bad, then it happens really quick. Same thing with SG, if i evaporate just a little, then the Salinity is going to be very incorrect, so you have to pay very close attention to those details.

Yes, it's far less expensive, but there are more things that can go wrong very quickly... "the solution to pollution is dilution"

If you do decide to go small... feel free to ask anything, i'd be more then happy to assist in anyway possible, but i'd say go with a 55g or something around that size. They are great starter tanks. If you were closer, I could give you a tank (55g) for free... if you don't mind a bit of travel, the offer is on the table.
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