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Old 04-25-2011, 02:37 PM   #161
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looks like coraline covered it
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:37 PM   #162
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I like it.

I'm also a big fan of purple and pink so there ya go lol
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:51 PM   #163
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Looks good! What did you use for substrate? It looks purpleish.
Well it was white when I got it, it has turned purple over the course of
Time that my tank has been set up for. Roughly 5 months
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:28 AM   #164
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I picked up 20lbs Fiji Pink live sand from my lfs today

Also going to purchase a stand because I need to move the tank this coming weekend. I have 3 5gal water jugs, I will do a 20% wc as well, maybe 25% if you count the canister filter.

My lfs has a Blue Mandarin, they are beautiful!! I was reading that they are hard to take care if because of the feeding but other people/reviews say they are easy to take of. I think have plenty of liverock for them. Can anyone share their experience or knowledge here? Could I get one?
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:31 AM   #165
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no way can you keep a mandarin in a 20 gallon tank. they need about 75-100 pounds of live rock to graze on. it will definitely starve to death over a period of about a month.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:32 AM   #166
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^^ why does liveaquaria, which is a pretty reputable site, suggest 30 gal min?
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:44 AM   #167
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Thats based on the size of the fish. The feeding requirements are really really hard though. Most of them die of stravation which is a rotten way to go
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I'd go with the recommendations of many who've owned or tried to own one that don't eat prepared foods. Without a lot of rock and thriving pods, they do starve. They'll wipe out a pod population in a 30g which in no way will have enuf rockwork.
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Ok I see now, thanks for the info everyone! I'll take some pics when I move the tank this weekend for everyone.
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^^ why does liveaquaria, which is a pretty reputable site, suggest 30 gal min?
there are multiple mistakes on their website. many sites on the net have done a lot of copy and paste when it comes to content. it's a death sentence for an average mandarin, putting it in a small tank. you can't even supplement their diet with pods because an average dragonet will eat a bottle of pods a day.
to answer your question, you'll need to contact fosters and smith.
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