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Old 06-10-2013, 06:41 PM   #11
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Saltwater tanks are not that expensive to maintain, its the initial cost that adds up. Are you going to do a FOWLR or reef? The fish only is much less costly due to not needing as expensive lighting and filtration. If you must do reef, you are looking at a lot up front. Maybe start FOWLR and convert to reef over time if money is an issue.
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Saltwater tanks are not that expensive to maintain, its the initial cost that adds up. Are you going to do a FOWLR or reef? The fish only is much less costly due to not needing as expensive lighting and filtration. If you must do reef, you are looking at a lot up front. Maybe start FOWLR and convert to reef over time if money is an issue.
Ok what that could work I didn't think of that. Now I went to a fish store bout half hour from my house and they had this crazy looking fish looked like a lobster but it was the size of a crawfish it was purple and red blue and green craziest thing ever would that be able to go in a tank with fish
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Ok what that could work I didn't think of that. Now I went to a fish store bout half hour from my house and they had this crazy looking fish looked like a lobster but it was the size of a crawfish it was purple and red blue and green craziest thing ever would that be able to go in a tank with fish
Nice to know I'm like white noise over here, I said the same thing a little rearlier in the post

I am not really sure what you are talking about but I would avoid most inverts like that in a reef tank. Most are potentially dangerous to either fish or corals. It could have been a reef lobster or mantis shrimp. We would really need to know what its name is first.
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I'll ask if he has it there next time I go I'm currently in Florida I live in indiana
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Its probably some kind of Mantis Shrimp. They are very aggressive and usually are kept in a species-only tank. They will go after just about anything else in the tank.
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Nice to know I'm like white noise over here, I said the same thing a little rearlier in the post .
You did. I think its a good way to go. Just gotta plan everything with that in mind. Get fish and rock and all that going and save for a good skimmer and lights (go LED).
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Its probably some kind of Mantis Shrimp. They are very aggressive and usually are kept in a species-only tank. They will go after just about anything else in the tank.
On that note mantis shrimp are freaking awesome!

If my house wasn't full of fish tanks already I would have a mantis shrimp tank
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Ok prolly not good then
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