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Old 04-12-2004, 12:09 AM   #11
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Can we see some pics of your "3 gallon reef tank" that has never had any substantial losses and you set up in 1 day??

iodine...3 gallons.....no no

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Old 04-12-2004, 01:46 AM   #12
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So how do you manage to keep the 1/2 damsel alive?
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29 gal tank
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some decoration stuff including a couple peices of old dried coral.) Not sure if it is real to be honest...
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I figured you would hate it. But it worked. I will post photos as soon as I can get them to upload.
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His last sentance is what concerns me the most:
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If you have any problems, or questions, consult your local pet store.
OMG, r u crazy?!
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:02 AM   #15
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Old 04-13-2004, 01:59 PM   #16
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His last sentance is what concerns me the most:
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If you have any problems, or questions, consult your local pet store.
OMG, r u crazy?!
That was funny. I know they can be a little inconsistent at times.

But seriously, I wrote this article because I set this tank up using logical reasoning. After watching a pet store set up a 4 gal. reef tank, by plucking live rock and animals from other tanks, and setting it up in a half hour. I figured, how hard could it be? So I did the same thing, and it worked. I have my 3 gal. reef tank at my desk at work. Every time people visit my office they think its fake. "That must be a plastic star fish, etc." It really freaks them out when they start to see the things move. The first question I get is "O.K. how did you do it?," so I started writing it down.

I know it flies in the face of conventional aquatic wisdom, but I think it is very practical and logical. No matter what, I knew most people on this site would hate it, but somebody will give it some thought. It's just an alternate school of thought, to help get over the fear of saltwater.

Everybody is so opinionated in the hobby, its nice to be open-minded some times. Everything posted becomes controversial. Just try it. If it doesn't work, you will have proved me wrong.

Also, I posted some photos in my gallery on this site. Please check them out. (I think you have to click on my profile button)

P.S. If you notice some animals changing in the photos, it because I have a 50 gal. at home. Sometimes I think something will look better in the home tank, and snatch it.
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Correction: I put bubble-tip by mistake (I have a bubble-tip at home). I meant to put carpet anemone. They tend to do well in low light.
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Also, the photos in my gallery take place over the course of a year, so the tank look different in each shot.
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If it doesn't work, you will have proved me wrong.
At the expense of the animals, believe it or not, you had been proved wrong countless times before you ever posted it. You got lucky, it happens, your tank is the exception that proves the rule Also, many will not have a 50g reef to move things too when they decide they "will look better" in the big tank (talk about a euphamism), they will simply have a 3 gallon tank.

I looked in your gallery and did not see a carpet anemone, you were closer with the BTA, I did see a Condylactus gigantea, which looks very similar to a BTA. I also saw plenty of cyanobacteria 8O
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Correction: I put bubble-tip by mistake (I have a bubble-tip at home). I meant to put carpet anemone. They tend to do well in low light.
Agreed with reefrunner on the anemone but one more correction, no carpet anemone will do well in a lower light setting nor will a BTA. The Atlantic condylactis species are the only ones that may stand a chance, the Hatians will not.

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