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Old 10-10-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
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What to put in a small Eclipse tank...

My gf has a 5 or 6g eclipse tank that I bought her years ago and I was thinking of a small setup for our room. I don't want to buy more equipment so it would have to be something that could do without a skimmer. What should I get? I was thinking possibly an invert tank? Opinions?
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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invert tank would be nice. I wouldnt put fish in there.
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Old 10-10-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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i agree, esp if you dont watn to have to run a skimmer, but you could put some pretty cool shrimps or lowlight soft corals in there and it would look nice.
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Old 10-11-2004, 03:23 AM   #4
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Dwarf seahorses maybe?
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I have a eclipse 12 and I have some base rock in it... pretty dead though. abotu a ince sand bed, heater, Rio 50 powerhead and 2 damsels. With some herlits and snails...

I do weekly 2 gallon water changes and everyone is WAY happy. I took out the floss top filter and replaced it with fluval cerimac cylenders...
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Dwarf seahorses maybe?
where could i get some of those?
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oceanrider.com, they are pretty high matinence- ex the usually require live mysis shrimp as food, but they are really fascinating. hippocampus zosteri is the kind your lookin for, those are the dwarfs.
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ok i have a small one gallon tank that isn't in use right now could i set that up as a salt water for this one - http://oceanrider.com/seahorsesdetail.asp?Variety_ID=7 and if i were to put in like 2 pounds of lr and 2 pounds of ls would that be enough? and if i get another tank like this could i set it up the same way but rase the food, small brine shrimp and Vibrance? would i need special lighting?
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Shrimp goby + pistol shrimp are neat to have because of their symbiont relationships they form. They would be a very light bio-load also
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Would a goby be happy in that size tank? I don't honestly remember the size but it was in the 5 or 6 gallon area...
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