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Old 11-06-2003, 02:34 PM   #11
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Hi Tigerlily,
I'm with you! When the movie first came out, I thought the clownfish was cute. But I knew that you just could not put one in a bowl like a betta (btw, my betta is in his own tank!) and everyone that mentioned the movie to me, I said that the clownfish requires specialized care and you need about 4 months to get one...a month or two to research (ok, I'm slow!) and a few months to set up and prepare and cycle the system, besides reading up on good SW maintenance, and proper feeding and lighting.

So...I didn't think about getting a clownfish. But I've begun to read the SW posts and and articles and they are very interesting. (although I'm so lost on sumps...understand the general purpose but as far as putting it together well, still researching!) Right when I made up my mind to start a SW tank, other FW ppl like Allivymar, Bearfan, and you, Tigerlily, said they were too, so that's a good luck omen!

I've been looking at the nano reefs and have decided that my tank will be a 7 gallon AGA bowfront. As I was reading about them on a nano reef site, I saw that one of the fish that will do well in them is a clownfish. So although I didn't set out to specifically get a "Nemo", I am glad that the percula or ocellaris can be the occupant of my nano reef!

And yes, his name will probably be Nemo! I already named my betta after my husband!

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Old 11-06-2003, 02:44 PM   #12
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Yeah, I've been "told" that ours will be named Nemo too. Ugh!

Anyway, speaking of bunnies at Easter... I have a large rabbit too - got her from a rescue society... someone probably got her as a cute little bunny for Easter and then dumped her at the pound when she grew into a 12 pound rabbit behemoth and starting eating them out of house and home...

I get so angry about how some people treat their pets. Domesticated animals can't take care of themselves, and count on us to take good care of them. Yet so many people treat them with disregard or worse, are outright cruel. OK - off the soapbox...

I'm so glad I can come here where people really care about their fishy friends!

BTW: An t-iasg... I am doing a 10 gal AGA - bought the lights and am still planning out the rest. Want a sump/fuge, but am also having trouble figuring out how to put it all together! We'll get there though... Let's keep each other posted!

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Old 11-06-2003, 03:48 PM   #13
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Hi Tigerlily,
Well, I'm not very imaginitive with names, I guess...so if I can't come up with anything good, his name will be Nemo! (Anyone want to help name my Nemo?!)

I thought I'd do the 7 gal. and a 5 gal. sump, but so far it's not looking good, as far as the specifics of building. I'm not even sure on the 5 gal. sump, whether it's too big or little, but a lot of stuff has to go in there. My hubby will help but I want to pretty much be able to do it too. I saw on a nano reef site where they recommend a certain lighting kit to replace what comes with the 7 gal. bowfront. I'll consider it but I still will do my own research. Yes, at this point I wonder how it will come together!

I'm glad you rescued the bunny. It's a shame how some pets are treated. I'm also glad that everyone here really cares about their fish!
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Nemo is a True Percula
Nem is a false percula or A. ocellaris.

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Nem is a false percula or A. ocellaris.
Really I guess I am going to have to watch the movie again and pay a little bit closer of attention to him and check that out.. I could have sworn that Nemo was a True Perc. However I was not paying that close to attention as to species of fish..

Well they say you learn something new everyday.. BTW Kudos Kevin for pointing that out..

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See what is interesting to me is that I found there to be a NEGATIVE message in the movie regarding fish tanks. The fish are weird and/or neurotic, and all they want to do is escape!

"Hoo HA Ha - Welcome to Tankdom"
"Its the tank. It does things to you."
"Hi, I'm Flo, this is my sister, 'Hi, how are ya,' (never pay attention to what my sister says)"
The blowfish that can't control himself
They are terrified of The Girl Who Kills Fish

Did any one else get that from the movie?

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Originally Posted by justmy2cents
Is a sump necessary?
Im not sure where this comes up in the movie but no sumps are not nessecary. They just allow you to move all your equipment off the main tank and put it out of the way and allow you to increase the water volume of the system making it more stable. Sumps also facilitate easier water changes.
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ok - lets see if I can do this correctly I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

Nemo - clownfish false Percula - gets to be about 4" make a good community fish and tends to pretty hardy if tank raised
Dory - Blue Hippo Tang - gets to be about 10 " not hard to take care of once they get acclimated, if you have a large enough tank at least 80 gal. good community fish as well
Phil - the one with the forecept mouth I think its the one you are talking about anywayit is a Moorish Idol, a fish in a class by itself, grows up to 7" and is a really bad choice. They rarely make it in captivity and almost sure to die quickly.
Jacques - a cleaner shrimp good choice they are easy to care for and stay real small!
Bloat - spiny Puffer great fish but not a good community fish can be kept with a very limited number of tank mates and requires a large tank pretty much to its self.Gets to be about 6"
Gurgle - Royal Gramma ok community fish can be semi aggressive gets to be 3"
Bubbles - Yellow Tang gets be 8" needs a large tank Very peaceable if you have the room at least a 75 gal tank
Flow - three striped damsel gets up 3" these fish are pretty hardy but like any damsel can be semi aggressive overall good community fish

ok that said I agree with all the previous posts. I am hoping that this list will be used to further research into the requirements of these fish and not for someone to just run out and get them all. I love the movie and hope it inspires people to care more responsibility for the creatures we keep at home and the ones in the ocean. I admit it this movie was what got me started in the hobby myself and there is nothing wrong with that so long as you research before you buy all those cute little fishies! Hope the list is helpful !

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