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post #21 of 87 Old 11-07-2006, 12:00 AM
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You know what the definition of hobby is: something of interest that is going to cost you lots of money!
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post #22 of 87 Old 11-07-2006, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE 11-7-06

Today I went and picked out a few pieces of Live rock from my buddy's * 150 Gallon* Saltwater set up. Along with a bunch of snails, a shrimp, a starfish, some plants, and a featherduster. Overall I need some more live rock in there. Ive just sort of set them in there for the moment as the sand is still clearing up. I have hooked the filter up and just got a cartridge from my 55 gallon filter ( new of course ) and folded it in half both ways just so it filters threw something to help clear the water up. It's clearing up nicely too. also the filter gives the top of the water some movement which you need. Just letting everything pretty much settle through right now. Not posting a pic yet as it looks like crap! Just giving an update :D

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55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #23 of 87 Old 11-08-2006, 12:10 AM
Aw come on Nick, post a pic. Don't make me beg 8)
A starfish? Free?? Man, you need to tell me who this *buddy* is.
Glad to hear it's all going well :)
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post #24 of 87 Old 11-08-2006, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Ya i didnt pay ANYTHING for this WHOLE set up. He was buying sand for his big tank so he just bought an extra big bag and i got a bunch of sand. He gave me the live rock, shrimp, starfish, snails, featherduster, plants, EVERYTHING to make thsi work. Including salt...Its pretty sweet! Sorry but im not posting a pic yet! When im satisfied with the rocks where they are and when it clears up more then i will! Definetly tomorrow! And plus its nothing really special...Just a little first project type thing.

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #25 of 87 Old 11-08-2006, 12:22 AM
If you post a pic we can make suggestions on how to arrange your rocks...

Come ON you can't make us wait! You're killing me!
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post #26 of 87 Old 11-08-2006, 12:34 AM
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Ya i didnt pay ANYTHING for this WHOLE set up. He was buying sand for his big tank so he just bought an extra big bag and i got a bunch of sand. He gave me the live rock, shrimp, starfish, snails, featherduster, plants, EVERYTHING to make thsi work. Including salt...Its pretty sweet! Sorry but im not posting a pic yet! When im satisfied with the rocks where they are and when it clears up more then i will! Definetly tomorrow! And plus its nothing really special...Just a little first project type thing.
That's how this salt thing generally works. People that have spent thousands of dollars and countless hours on their tanks love bringing in new recruits. I know I give away extra equipment and corals all the time.

What type of star did you get? As far as plants go they are all really macro algae. Large plant like algae. Some are caulerpa, red fern, hylameda, bottle brush, grape, cheato. They grow ultra fast. Theonly one that doesn't is the hylameda (or money plant) and it needs a lot of extra calcium.
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post #27 of 87 Old 11-08-2006, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Hey,

Yeah well I sure did get drug into the salt bizz! haha but i love it! Not sure the exact name of the plant but all they are are a few algea plants nothing to much though. The featherduster is doing great. It is a chocolate starfish, I think theres an exact name but I know for a fact its a chocolate starfish. I will be posting pics after school dont worry!

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55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #28 of 87 Old 11-08-2006, 10:55 AM
I should not be reading this thread! Lately my sister has decided to get rid of her small nano salttank. For some reason, this has suddenly gotten my interested in saltwater. I don't know why, I was never interested in it when she had it, but now I'm obsessed!
Must...stay...away....
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why stay away? if she's getting rid of it...she would prolly give it to you! then you can be a SW fanatic too! that wouldnt be so bad!

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post #30 of 87 Old 11-08-2006, 02:07 PM
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why stay away? if she's getting rid of it...she would prolly give it to you! then you can be a SW fanatic too! that wouldnt be so bad!
I would more than happy to take it off her hands!!
The only problem is she lives 1 and a half thousand miles away.
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