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Old 05-13-2015, 07:12 AM   #1
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Carey's Quandry- What next?

So I cane across a new 20L locally for $8 and had a 30g tank and stand that my father in law garbage picked ( holds water and stand is in ok condition!) so I figured I'd appease my MTS and setup another tank. NOW the only question is what exactly to do with it. lol

I have a hangon filter and heater already to go and have like 100lbs of crushed coral left so the basics are covered. Even have some rock in it now and I have some more on my back patio. Lighting, well not too sure what I will use but I do have a regular dumb single florescent fixture that came with the garbage picked setup lol. So nothing too light demanding just yet.

I have thought about just throwing inverts in there or maybe doing a small goby and pistol shrimp with lots of inverts....I even thought of seahorses but the tank is long rather than tall and I still think they are kinda creepy. hehe

What ideas can you guys come up with? Maybe a species specific tank? I think I may be all out of ideas finally, I have setup so many tanks. lol

Let the ideas flow guys, I think you all might be deciding what i do with this tank!!!

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Old 05-13-2015, 08:52 AM   #3
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I don't know what other tanks you have but how about a seahorse tank or a frag tank.

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+1 sea horse/pipe fish


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Old 05-13-2015, 11:54 AM   #6
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get an octopus.
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:17 PM   #8
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Interesting ideas, you guys have more imagination than I do. lol

For those who don't know what I currently have here it, as of today anyways:

40g breeder, some coral fish etc***60 rimless bunch of coral, a baby naso tang and a firefish. lol for the time being.*****180g lots of tangs and some coral****90f fowlr, nasty little bugger tank
I have two fresh tanks too. a 125g cichlid and a 34g kinda planted gonna be a betta sorority

I've had at last a dozen other setups over the last few years so it almost seems like I;'ve tried it all. lol
Jellyfish and octopus aren;t practical btw, but would be cool if someone could do it. I am liking the idea of lots of inverts, small ones and maybe pipefish? Or even some of the miniature seahorses. See if I like them. lol But then I was thinking of making this a budget build since I havent bought anything but the tank hehehe....
So a budget reef or try some slow moving slow eating fish? I've always wanted a signal goby, but they look so delicate. But if I got him I would need fine sand as he sifts. I'm kinda stuck at this stage until I get the sand I guess. I really wanted to use the crushed coral I have, its actually not very large grained, its been sitting for years and has settled in the bag. I added a few new pieces of old rock to the tank and I think i found the right amount.

SO which one do I try?
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How about a goby tank? I can't recommend a wrasse tank because they require a larger tank.
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Ok, no octopus.
how about one of the cool little frog fish or scorpion fish


http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/frogfish
they could go with coral and other inverts, except shrimp probably.
I have always liked those little oddballs, but they do need a species specific tank.
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