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Old 09-04-2015, 04:12 PM   #1
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Garden Eels by dingusplease

So I picked up a 120 long with stand, return pump, 20g sump, plumbing, and sand a few weeks ago for $100. After about a month of thinking and researching, I finally decided that this tank will be for...

Garden Eels!

I'll be updating this thread a ton today, and I'll have the current supply list along with explanations here by the end of the day.

I am aware of the extreme difficulty of caring for them, and am preparing for it in lots of ways. Im also consulting a professional diver/collector, the Shedd aquarium in Chicago, and a marine biologist in the Bahamas.


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Old 09-04-2015, 04:38 PM   #2
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This tank will be so cool if you go through with this!


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Old 09-04-2015, 05:03 PM   #3
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Thanks I'm pretty serious about it at this point found out about lots of the obstacles, but I'm already talking to the public aquarium about a captive breeding program I might be able to source some juvenile eels from.


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Good luck dingus, this should be a nice challenge. I'll be following


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How deep of a sand bed were you thinking? What size grains?
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Thanks red, looking to create one of the first "success stories" with this species lol


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How deep of a sand bed were you thinking? What size grains?

Twelve inches. 0.2-0.25mm silica sand, top two inches 0.5-0.8mm aragonite. Based on the endemic H. hassi range in the indo- pacific. Appreciate any input, X


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I already have the three grains of sand I'll be using, and all of it I'll need. If it turns out I need more, I won't hesitate, and will definitely assess the sand dispersal once mixed in the tank, with water and flow.


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To add on to the sand question, I'll be designing a custom "flow plan" for the tank, to circulate the various foods I'll be feeding the eels. I basically want to create a stable flow pattern, that changes slightly throughout the day, and will consistently bring suspended particles past the eel bed.


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So, there's only going to be about 12 inches left after the sand. Will you have any other fish besides the eels?
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