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Old 05-05-2014, 01:13 AM   #11
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Well I'm defiantly thinking a pair of clowns and a yellow tang (it says they get 8" is that too big for my tanks demensions?). I also like some of the butterflyfish, but I'm not wondering if the tang might not like it? They look a lot alike... I also like the lemon peel angel, and the bicolour angel. I want a really colourful tank (it's not like that's hard :p)
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:20 AM   #12
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I think a 120 is fine for a yellow. Butterflies can be tough and angels are hit or miss with corals. I'd do a coral beauty or flame. They're usually pretty good with corals
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Coral really isn't something that I'm interested in at the moment. So if I lose the free ones id rather have a pretty fish instead of coral... I have cheap lighting that really isn't good enough for coral (in my opinion). Keep up with the suggestions! I'm looking up all of them (:
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Hmm if you don't want coral that definitely opens the options a bit. How do you feel about inverts?
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I was thinking of some star fish, but have no idea what they need or even if they will work with my idea(haven't looked into it), I'm wanting a few hermit crabs, and some emerald crabs, I don't want any crabs that look like spiders (was looking at them and I'm pretty sure if they were in my tank I wouldn't go near it). I also like some of the feather dusters... For snails I haven't really looked. I think that will be more of a spur of the moment "I like that one" type thing when I go shopping in the city... Do they really matter what kind I get? And shrimp I haven't really looked into either. Once I get really good at this whole thing id love to try a sponge! (I think the one I saw was called a tree sponge)
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:35 AM   #16
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Well I wouldn't try a spider sponge ever. They need to be fed like 10+ times a day to remain alive. On starfish most don't do well in our systems but serpent and brittle stars do. If it isn't a reef a chocolate chip star would do fine as well.
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I like the Indian star fish. But the site says there for moderate level people... How many inverts can I add at a time? I was going to add my pair of clowns together, and then if I keep them alive for a month add another, and then every month add one (I know it's a long wait period, but I don't want to kill anything. So if something goes wrong it'll be easier to fix it with a smaller bio load) but could I buy all my inverts and add them at the beggining? Or do they produce to much of a bio load to that?
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Inverts don't add much to the bioload. So yeah but I'd add half, then add the other half later. You wanna make sure they have enough food. Um on the Indian starfish. I believe that is a fromia star and IMO are very difficult/expert only. No one is positive what they eat so they need a really mature tank with a ton of very biodiverse rock.
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Your correct on the formia... So I guess it's another one on the wish list.

I'm so excited to actually be able to start planning all this! Going to the city and walking through all the fish stores is going to make it a reality that soon I'll have them in my own house!
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So we went on a trip to the city and went to a casino with a 39,400 gallon sw tank! We picked out a lot of fish that we liked (if only i could remember them all )but I'll need help id'ing them, and then hopefully get the approval!

-long horned cow fish
-trigger fish (not sure what one..)
-a black and white stripped fish that had a very long top fin (ID please)
-a blue\grey fish that had almost a horn (ID please) if you walked past the glass he would follow you, and if you ran he'd swim super fast, and if you ignored him he'd act really weird to get your attention... It was so funny.
-my boyfriend also wants some kind of eel... But don't they bite? If possible if want a friendly one...


What are some large snails? We saw some that were pretty big and we were both really interested in...

Also, this may be a stupid question. But the hermit crabs you buy for a sw tank, and the hermit crabs you buy that live in those tiny containers (poor things) are those the same...?
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