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post #41 of 327 Old 10-13-2008, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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i know this doesnt belong here but its fresh :)

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post #42 of 327 Old 10-14-2008, 03:07 PM
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Fantastic pictures and great looking tanks :)

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post #43 of 327 Old 10-14-2008, 03:31 PM
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I agree! I love your plants. Is the mesh on the background going to create a "living" wall? What type of mesh did you use? Are there other plants besides the anacharis that are going to be part of that "wall"? It's a very nice looking tank!

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Whoa! Somehow the thread got marked as read even though I definitely haven't seen those newest pictures. It looks really great! Your clowns seem to enjoy each others company - are they a pair? One seems a lot bigger than the other.

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i think i missed this post, so to answer.. they are not a pair i introduced them the same day same time and they are from the same LFS but seperate tanks
reason being for the significance in sizes is because clowns are all born males. the larger more dominant one will take the role as the female. so im my case, the orage misbar'd clown will remain my male if everything works out.. there is no guarentee of a pair but buying a 1/2 inch clown and putting it with a 1-2 inch clown increases chances.
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post #45 of 327 Old 10-14-2008, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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I agree! I love your plants. Is the mesh on the background going to create a "living" wall? What type of mesh did you use? Are there other plants besides the anacharis that are going to be part of that "wall"? It's a very nice looking tank!

well thank you all for your kind words.
but the "mesh" on the tank is infact no mesh at all. being 19 (20 on the 18th!! WHOO!) budget gets tight sometimes lol ..and it is actually wrapping paper on the outside of the tank as my background. yes i have the traditional laminated sheets with plant pictures on them but those are boring, and i wanted to paint the background black and use black substrate but never had a chance to.
im giving all my plants to my father eventually anyways ( gotta make room for that bigger saltwater tank :) but then again i might move into an apartment with the g/f so who knows what im doing.. )
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post #46 of 327 Old 10-14-2008, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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oh and almost forgot, my original randalli pistol shrimp i have bought awhile back had disapeared on me. . so a week or two ago i picked up another one.. and a few days ago he(unless the original came back) paired up with my goby!!!! YAYAYAYAAAAA im soo happy.. i wish i could snap some photos or a video of it put its difficult.. if you want an idea of what im talking about (that is if you think im crazy lol) youtube.com pistol shrimp
and you can see a pistol w/ goby simbiosis (<-- i think thats the correct term)
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post #47 of 327 Old 10-15-2008, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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i have also filled the larger tank with water and have it sitting outside, im going to leave it there over night to see if there are leaks. its going slow, but progress is progress
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post #48 of 327 Old 10-15-2008, 11:22 PM
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I just watched the clip on youtube. Fascinating little guys. When you say that yours have paired up does that mean they are displaying the same behavior as the two in the video? I had no idea shrimp were such excavators! Are the shrimp & goby "working" together? Or protecting each other?? Or something else all together??

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I just watched the clip on youtube. Fascinating little guys. When you say that yours have paired up does that mean they are displaying the same behavior as the two in the video? I had no idea shrimp were such excavators! Are the shrimp & goby "working" together? Or protecting each other?? Or something else all together??
well i am unsure of the video you watched, but i would imagine they are all similiar.
not all kinds of shrimp are such excavators, but i do however find all types very very interesting. like skunk cleaner shrimps for example.. generally most fish and even morey eels wont eat them (its been said eels let them even clean the inside of their mouths!!) but the shrimp set up a station in your tank where fish pretty much pull up and get cleaned by the shrimp climbing on them and picking at them, ive even heard of people having their fish line up for the service but have personally never experienced that, i guess its kind of like a car wash
anyways, the randalli pistol shrimp and shrimpgoby pair is simple, the shrimp keeps the borough clean and the watchman/shrimp goby ( there is many different species ) keeps an "eye" and protects the shrimp.. ive seen my goby lunge at my clowns to shoo them away. reason the shrimp pairs with such fish is because of their poor eye sight..people have had male/female pistol shrimp + goby share the same hole as well as male/female goby + pistol share the same hole.. i just have 1 shrimp and 1 fish in mine but i cant complain i really find it facinating and can watch my little bulldozer shrimp go forever lol
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post #50 of 327 Old 10-16-2008, 02:07 PM
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Yes, that's what I saw on the video. The shrimp was acting like a bull dozer, he was shoving major amounts of sand out of the hole. The goby was sitting in front of the hole and when another fish swam closely by the goby lunged at it, chasing it away. Makes me wish I could set up a salt water myself but I have much, much to learn before I even attempt that. One day...

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