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Old 09-26-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Talking Ibrahim's 25g Mixed Reef Build

So I've decided I'm going to set up a pico. I've got 7 pounds of base rock from BRS I had from my old 10 gallon that i took down because of algae issues and such and 1-2 pounds of cured live rock from my reef tank. I've got my formation/ rockscape for the tank ready. I also bought an aqueon 10-20 filter as well as 5 pounds of sand, Bio-Spira, and 2 pounds of live sand from my 2 year old FOWLR. The tank I bought is similar to the TOM's Deco 3 gallon but mines is just slightly longer and wider. The tank should arrive tomorrow according to Fedex. It comes with an 18w Compact florescent 50/50 actinics. Im planning on buying a power head and a background this week. I'm going with the fish less cycle which Im hoping shoudn't be too long because of Biospira (Had success with it before so trying it again), cured rock, seeded filter cartridge, and live sand. I can't decide between a black or dark blue background. My stock im planning for this tank is
-5 nassarius snails
-2 large nerites
-1 coral banded shrimp or Cleaner shrimp
-1-3 sexy shrimp
-5 blue legged hermit crabs
-5 red legged hermit crabs
- Emerald or Sally light foot crab
-and a clown goby.
I haven't decided on coral but i know I won't have SPS and if I do it'll probably be only one acro or monticap which should work under my lighting if on the top. Pics uploading now so......
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This is the rock, sand, and bio spira
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:40 PM   #3
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This is the stand I'm going to be using and the rock scape. I left space on the right side for the live rock which I'm adding when the tank arrives. Also don't bash on me about the gold fish as they are only there for a max of 3 days before they are eaten by my triggers and lionfish
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:41 PM   #4
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Also let me kno what you think of my stocking ideas
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:54 PM   #5
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i would get a cown
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:58 PM   #7
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Cool! A Coral Banded will make a meal of any other shrimp you have in the tank, so if you get him, make sure he is the only shrimp.
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I have a very large Coral Banded Shrimp and a Cleaner Shrimp in the same tank for quite awhile....they have zero interest in each other. Keep smaller shrimp out perhaps....
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Yea...then I may just leave the coral banded shrimp out instead add 2 peppermint shrimp
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #10
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i would get a cown
I want one real bad but dont have the space. Maybe if I get 2 B&W's and add them to my 55 when they get 1-1.5"and leave the goby and small shrimp out.
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