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Old 09-23-2012, 02:00 PM   #101
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Im pretty sure the copperband needs a 75 gallon tank just like the foxface
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:15 PM   #102
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I know I am repeating myself but I would shy away from the dottyback if you want to keep ornamental shrimp (I would assume they would attack hermit crabs too but I don't know that), they are also quite territorial...

Good move on getting new tank, it would be hard if the tank leaked...and I'm sue it would leak at the most inconvenient time...
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #103
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Better safe than sorry! I agree with Poon...dottybacks are very aggressive, even with fish larger than them. If you really like their appearance, I'd recommend getting a royal gramma instead b/c they're supposedly peaceful. (sorry if you already suggested that).
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:26 PM   #104
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Im pretty sure the copperband needs a 75 gallon tank just like the foxface
Liveaquaria has it listed as a 50g minimum. Of course bigger is better, though. It's also listed as "difficult" to take care of. :/
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #105
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Why does the extra 4" of height make such a big difference?
I had a hell of a time painting the background of the first tank. Can anyone suggest a better alternative? I've never had luck with those vinyl ones.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:14 PM   #106
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I painted my 10 gallon tank with Krylon spray paint from Walmart. Really cheap/easy and the finished look was great! Just wrap the tank w/ newspaper (or regular paper) and tape except for the side you're spraying. Take it outside and put on the grass or trash bags (somewhere you don't mind getting paint). Then spray in horizontal lines about 3 times I think. It only takes 10 minutes to dry too.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #107
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Hmm. I imagine it would be difficult to remove the paint though. I'm looking for something a little less permanent.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #108
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Oh...the simple black or blue poster thing you can buy at a fish store would work if you haven't already tried that. Why would you want to take it off?
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #109
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They always look ******.
God****itttttt. I just lugged the new 50 into my house just to find a hairline crack in the bottom glass. I'm honestly ready to give up on this already. I'm feeling very discouraged. So far this whole project has been nothing but a waste of time, money and effort not to mention a huge headache.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:51 AM   #110
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Sorry to hear it. I'm behind you if that helps . Also, based on my experience the tank itself is a minimal cost to the overall project...I know that doesn't help much but it's all I got. This probably doesn't help either but I haven't seen someone have so many issues with cracked tanks...my tank is over 30 years old and sat outside under a porch for 6 years on large river rock...and it no leaks or cracks. I think your experience is an exception not the rule...sorry. Stay strong!!!
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