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Old 01-17-2015, 05:10 PM   #21
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Is it safe to buy them online? Or would it be best to buy your fish in store??


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Old 01-17-2015, 05:11 PM   #22
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For a fish like a butterfly buy it in person.

Its always better to buy in person, but not always possible.
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Okay thanks. I may have to look around the area. There is only one that I know of that sells SW fish near me. I may have to travel a bit further into a bigger city. How long would
It be okay in a bag for? Like if I bought it some place that is like an hour and a half away from home, would that be too long in a bag for them?


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Or maybe the one near me can make special orders


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Old 01-17-2015, 05:49 PM   #25
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It will be fine over an hour and a half car ride. Fish are commonly shipped overnight after all. Most good LFS will order fish just for you though.
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Okay great. I shouldn't have to travel much further then that for some fish. Also I am
Interested in anemones.. How many of those would be able to have in a tank that size? Those should go in before any fish tho right? And the same with corals??


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Old 01-17-2015, 06:08 PM   #27
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Okay great. I shouldn't have to travel much further then that for some fish. Also I am
Interested in anemones.. How many of those would be able to have in a tank that size? Those should go in before any fish tho right? And the same with corals??


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Actually, it's the other way around. It's best to allow your tank to sit with fish in it before adding corals and it's recommended not to add an anemone for at least 6 months.

What light fixture do you have?
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Oh okay. Good to know. Only have the light that came with it right now and it sits along the whole top with two long bulbs. It's set up as a FW right now. Soon to be emptied. I have an Oscar, he is getting too big tho. He is about 7" and two massive plecos who need to go aw well. Will I need a differnt light? Or just different bulbs??


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And there is a glass lid as well


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So I should just start with live rock, live sand and fish? And then add the rest after a while


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