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post #21 of 89 Old 03-22-2010, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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I understand to take it slowly and i dont plan on having hard coral for a VERY long time, if ever.

Could someone please explain CUC to me? I understand it cleans up after all the algea blooms, but does it stay in the tank forever. what can i do to have a good looking CUC not just an average snail that is just grey. i would like some colors or something interesting and different if this is posible. could somone also give me some suggestions as to what i should put in a CUC?

Could somone also give me some suggestions about what fish i could put in this tank? i only want 1 fish in the tankk, so i would like a unique fish, not nemo or dory please. and i prefer not to have an average joe goby either. thanks!

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #22 of 89 Old 03-22-2010, 09:58 PM
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If money is not an issue you could try a Helfrichi Firefish, they are beautiful and active. And a Purple or Red Firefish can provide similar personalities. The Bicolor Blenny is also a great option as it jumps from rock to rock. If you can find the right Royal Gramma they are another great option. I am trying to find a tail spot blenny right now for my 12G.

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post #23 of 89 Old 03-22-2010, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so ive been searching and from a quick search this is what i like. i will most likely get 1 fish and 1 crab or shrimp. From fav to least fav

Crabs:
1. teddy bear crab (fits my name )
2. arrow crab
3. pom pom crab
4. porcelain crab

are any of these possible?

Fish:
1. sand flounder???
2. clown goby
3. red spotted sand perch
4. longnose awkfish
5. scooter blenny
6. diamond goby
7. lawnmower blenny- orange spotted.

please tell me which ones are possible, iffy, and no-noes. Also i would like to know why not or why so so i have knowledge to pass on

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #24 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 09:11 AM
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Fish:
1. sand flounder???
2. clown goby
3. red spotted sand perch
4. longnose awkfish
5. scooter blenny
6. diamond goby
7. lawnmower blenny- orange spotted.
I have never kept a flounder. I do not know their tank-size restrictions or care level. The Clown Goby is a good selection. The sand perch and lawnmower blenny are out as they need more live rock to have a good home than a 10 gallon can provide. For that same reason I would say no to the longnose hawk. The scooter blenny has a very similiar diet to the mandarinfish, and I would not suggest anything short of 100 lbs of Live Rock for these inhabitants with a good-sized fuge for backup pod populations. That leaves the diamond goby. That would probably be a good fit for your tank.

So the Clown Goby or Diamond Goby. I would say get a Pistol Shrimp and hopefully they will pair up (more likely than not in a tank so small...)



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post #25 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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ok so my next question then, can the thrimp live with a crab? i just love the look of the crabs so much.

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #26 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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(stars mean i like lots)
more fish:
Cave Transparent Goby
Gold Neon Eviota Goby
Hi Fin Red Banded Goby
Red Striped Goby
Yasha White Ray Shrimp Goby
Yellow Stripe Clingfish **
Two Spot Goby

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Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #27 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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More lol:
Tiger Watchman Goby
Rainfordi Goby
Tiger Goby
Eyelash Lawnmower Blenny
Pinkbar Aurora Prawn Goby
they are blue and different sizes because i was to lazy to type so i copied and pasted.

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #28 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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more.....
Black Sailfin Blenny
Panda Bear Goby*********** <-- really like this one
Golden Lightening Goby

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #29 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 12:05 PM
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I have heard quite a few times: "There is no such thing as a reef safe crab." I have first-hand seen that crabs can be very pesky. That being said, I do believe that those crabs can live with Shrimp with no real problems.

As far as your fish list: Stay away from the blennies. They will not be comfortable in a 10 gallon tank. Most of those gobies are probably going to be ok, except for the Pinkbar Aurora Goby; I think this would get too big for a 10 gallon. Just be careful in selection of those gobies; make sure that they stay relatively small, 2-3" max.



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post #30 of 89 Old 03-23-2010, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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ok so anything under 3" will be good.

i might try a crab, and if it starts to pick at the corals then i will take it back to the store. as for the shrimp i will be looking at those today and ill have a list of the ones i like to pick from. oh boy now its time to pick my favorite goby :( i wish i could have them all XD

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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