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Old 09-09-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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first salt set-up

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picking this up today with all supplies, just jumping right in
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:00 AM   #2
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Is this your first salt water tank? Read up on the articles posted here on AA.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:23 AM   #3
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yes, first salt tank the seller is getting a divorce so he's getting out of the hobby until he figures out where he'll end up(poor guy) but I've been reading up on here for @ a year so I have a general idea, but the seller gave me everything he had equipment, fish, books, videos EVERYTHING, enough to fill a station wagon and utility trailer, and I was very careful on the pick up I had several buckets and two 25 gallon totes, the live rock went in the totes with water from the tank, the fish went in a bucket with aeration to keep o2 and circulation up, live sand went into another bucket and filled three more buckets with equipment and supplies, break down at his place took @ 2 hour and set up at home took @ 3 fish have been happy since sunday
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Looks like a good deal! Noticed an eel in the pic as well.
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Looks like a good deal! Noticed an eel in the pic as well.
the yellow and black fellows in the corner are the engineer gobies, they are very eel like ranging from @6" up to @10"
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Oh wow OK. I've seen engineer gobies at the LFS but they are black with a white stripe down the side. But they are babies like 2-3 inches. Maybe the pattern changes when they age. Never seen one like that. Pretty awesome I'd like to have one but my tank isn't big enough.
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Wow those engineers are SICK! I love my huge one. How many are there? 5?
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Bummer for that guy, but quite the steal for you.
Watch the levels carefully these first weeks. A lot of times moving an established tank like that can kick up a lot of nasty stuff which can spike your levels.

Awesome looking gobys! Get some more pics when everything is settled!
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yeah, from what I've read on them so far the juvies are as you described black with a white stripe, as they age the patterns just continue to slowly change, also from what I've read is that if you want to keepore than one you need a 75 or larger so it seems I've started off overstocked from the very beginning, but I like them so much I'll just have to keep a close eye on the water parameters
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:32 PM   #10
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some pics

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yellowtail damsel

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big eyed squirrelfish, my wife and I agreed he/she will be named Lewis, very curious fish will come right up to the glass to check you out

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engineer gobie, sorry there aren't more pics of these guys but they're fast and don't seem to stay still very long

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as yet unidentified mushrooms

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possibly aiptasia ?

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and something we're calling purple nipples because that's what they look like all closed up, I zoomed in on this one that keeps opening up a little
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