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Old 06-25-2014, 11:16 AM   #1
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Should I start up a temporary tank? Talk me into it or out of it.

So I have not had a tank in 2 years since my heater malfuntioned and killed my brackish tank. I am currently living at home with my parents and gf and will be for about a year until we save up money for a house.

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It was a 29 gallon brackish tank with 2 levels so I could have the mudskipper out of water.

Stocking list:
1 Mudskipper
1 "Freshwater Flounder" (neither freshwater nor a flounder)
1 figure 8 Puffer
6 BBGs

What I am thinking for my temporary tank is have the same thing minus the mudskipper. He was my favorite fish i ever had but my plan for when I get a house is to have 2 tanks one 55 gallon with brackish fish and another tank size to be determined later(probably 40 gal breeder) with mudskippers and fiddler crabs.

I have tank fever right now and im jonesing for a fix.

Here is a picture of my old set up (gf made me go spongebob theme) I plan on using the same exact tank put filling it all the way up. Even keeping the platform in there but have it fully submerged.



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Should I start up a temporary tank? Talk me into it or out of it.

I Would get mudskippers.


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The reason i am not getting mudskippers is because i plan on getting them all at once and i want to get about 6 of them. I also want to have an established brackish tank first so i can seed their tank and prep it for their arrival. If i do get a mudskipper i will only get 1 or 2 at the moment. Although they are great for tanks that are not 100% establish because they spend most of their time out of water.

****! now i want a mudskipper again.
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Should I start up a temporary tank? Talk me into it or out of it.

Makes sence. I would defiantly set the tank back up. You already have the material. Maintenance is usually cheap.


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Makes sence. I would defiantly set the tank back up. You already have the material. Maintenance is usually cheap.


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My girlfriend told me I can only set it back up if i paint the stand black and switch the white sand out for black sand. i just hope I can find black sand. I am also not looking forward to cycling the tank. Its always my least favorite part because im so impatient
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I like the color of the wood finish. But she's the boss. Could you get seeded filter media from someone? I'm terrible at cycling tanks properly. I've. Never killed a fish by this but I usually just fill the tank with water. Wait a couple of weeks then add fish. I was able to seed my new 55g with old media just a couple of weeks ago.


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The fish store i go to has there brackish fish in brackish water. I may pick up 2 BBGs and a a used filter. Ill see if they will let me do that. I hate cycling but id rather be safe than sorry when it comes to brackish.


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