Originally Posted by caferacermike
I'd try a frozen food from H20 Life if you can find it. It's called coral cuisine. You'll need to feed VERY lightly to avoid green algae problems. Everything you'll need will be in that cube.
That damsel will prevent you from getting any other fish. Keep that in mind. They are vicious in a 100g tank and will repel any new additions. In a tank that small I'd pick 1 clown fish and 1 small goby like a Tiger goby, yellow spotted watchman, or a barnacle blenny. If you like that little fish just plan on keeping the tanks livestock as it is. And that is a coral band shrimp. They will also prevent you from adding any new shrimp to the tank. They are very mean and are known to eat fish and inverts. You may want to trade him out for a fire shrimp (very expensive though), peppermint shrimp (great at eating aptasia anemones AKA glass anemones), or a pair of pistol shrimps. the pistols will make tunnels all under your substrate. I wanted to say your live rock looked to be of excellent quality. Use it as a reference if you ever buy more.
Thanks for the impute,
First off, the Coral Band Shrimp was just a give away from my buddy. That was the reason he helped me start up the tank because it came from another buddy of his and he wasnt interested in it so instead of him flushing it, I took him off his hands. I know it has a tendacy to eat other fish. In fact, it had eated 2 of his fish because of the shrimps nasty claws. But one of there defense thingy's is when there in danger or getting captured there claws fall off. and when he was netting him, well thats what happened! So he doesnt have claws no more so im safe so far.
The Damsel, This is just a starter fish for me. Was the first ever fish and it was the cheapest at the store. Thanks for letting me know about him I had no idea. I will be planning on getting 1 clown fish and I'm not sure about any others. If the Damsel is being aggressive the first thing I'll do is take him out of the tank deciding what to do. Also same with the shrimp
Live Rock: Yes the rock is very very excellent! Has so much stuff on it I cant even count everything! Like little bugs and sponges and baby starfishes etc...
I bought a package of the cuisune brine shrimp cubes. I feed just barely any off the cube since I only have 1 fish. The featherduster will eat the little micro organisms which the food puts into the water and etc...Well thats just what I've heard.
Watts per gallon: There's a total of 20 Watts of lighting in the tank. So that tells me I have 2 watts per gallon? I might be wrong i really am bad at math and its about 1 in the morning lol.
Type of lighting: It is a 50/50 fluorescent bulb...Errr I'm not sure of the brand. I will have to dig up the garbage package.
Yes that is a coral Banded Shrimp.
How much money has this costed me so far? Um...about 40 dollars. that is just for the food, the new lights, and the fish. Pretty much everything else was a given.
That sucks about not being able to even set up a salty tank. Not even a decent Salt water store! Argh thats frustrating...But If you really really wanted it later on then Im sure you will find a way!
That is weird we have a few things in both our tanks that were the same..Pretty cool!
I guess I did get it easy...It would be pretty hard to start from scratch...
to everyone else thanks I appreciate the kindness!