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Old 08-14-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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my little project

my 2.5 gallon bow front has opended up and my female betta has left to go other places, (friends tank)

so i was thinking hmmmmm... how bout a 2.5 gallon nano reef, so i did it well half of it any way , there is abotut 8lbs of live sand in there with abotu 3-6 lbs. of live rock, and for filters i am running a whisper HOB filter rated for 10-15 gallon tanks, and a small powerhead that came off teh filter that came with the tank when i bought it. and a 25 watt heater...

so i know there is no room for fish (or is there), but coral will raine supreme in this tank and maybe a peppermint shrimp for a while then put it in my 15 gallon.

what is everyones thoughts

any likes or dislikes

for light i have 1- 10 watt 50/50 compact flourescent bulb
(any other lights, people recomend i want to keep zoos, shrooms, maybe soem leather, and xenia
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:23 AM   #2
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IMO, most fish will not be too happy in that size tank. You may be able to get away with a tiny goby....sometthing like a green bang goby that stays very small.
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:48 AM   #3
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well i dont really watn any fish in there anyway, btu is that light ok for what coral i want (zoos, shrooms, leather, xenia and maybe
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Old 08-15-2004, 02:48 PM   #4
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to add some movement i think a flowing coral or an invert would be good. How about a tube anemone placed in water movement? A conch or nassarus snail would stir the sand and add intrest, or perhaps some mini brittle stars? If you did get a tube anemone it might pose a prob to your filtration, they require frequent feedings and tend to be messy.
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Old 08-15-2004, 03:03 PM   #5
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i jstu saw this and was wondering should i get it

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...&N=2004+113176

is this worth the money or should i get the 10 watt 50/50 screw in CF bulb
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:06 AM   #6
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I've used the 15 w mugul PC. They work well but tend to lose the spectrum rather quickly and appear yellow. I upgraded to the 2x9w on my 5 gal bow and have been happy with them so far. I currently only have softies in it though but all are growing and doing well.

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Check this fish out: Catalina Goby. Reef friendly, GREAT color, stays very tiny. It coul be the best fish you could put in that tank.

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Old 08-16-2004, 11:18 AM   #8
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naw, i dotn watn any fish in there anyway, thanks scuba steve will get that light
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:21 AM   #9
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Catalina Gobies should not be kept in a warm environment such as a reef. They are a cooler water species.

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Old 08-16-2004, 11:39 AM   #10
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thanks again steve, but no fish in the tank! (lol)

do you think 18 watts over 2.5 is good enough for leathers, xenia, stuff like that
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