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Old 08-14-2013, 10:19 PM   #31
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If you have a protein skimmer you don't need the canister, you also don't need a uv sterilizer. That should save you a bit!
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:23 PM   #32
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A scooter blenny on paper fits in a 20g tank, the reason it not recommend is because they are a dragonet and notoriously difficult to feed. They eat mainly copepods, so large, established systems work best for them. You can buy them or train them to eat frozen foods but its hit or miss. My scooter never ate frozen and relies solely on my pod population (55g) they physically don't get very big...
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:52 PM   #33
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A scooter blenny on paper fits in a 20g tank, the reason it not recommend is because they are a dragonet and notoriously difficult to feed. They eat mainly copepods, so large, established systems work best for them. You can buy them or train them to eat frozen foods but its hit or miss. My scooter never ate frozen and relies solely on my pod population (55g) they physically don't get very big...
I had a scooter in my 20 that I fed 2-3 times a day and still couldn't keep him because it wasn't sufficient. You definitely need an established tank for them.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:15 PM   #34
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Ok this is my first saltwater tank so i want to go all out and get every thing oh and you can get lps corals in 20 gallon can you have a scooter blenny in a 2 0if you put him in a bigger tank after he gets big
I know you CAN but you probably won't for quite a while. It's your first tank. Just get zoas and mushrooms. And them move on to those bigger harder corals
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I think the biggest problem is, no one told you cannot mix two species of clowns. They will kill each other. You said impatient. do your research and save for what you really want. Do not just get the first thing you think you can afford. You'll make mistakes and it will cost you more money down the road.
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I know you CAN but you probably won't for quite a while. It's your first tank. Just get zoas and mushrooms. And them move on to those bigger harder corals
That's what i was going to get and do you know if zoas, mushrooms, anemones will do better under t5's or led's?
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That's what i was going to get and do you know if zoas, mushrooms, anemones will do better under t5's or led's?
IME good strong LEDs or MHs for anemones
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That's what i was going to get and do you know if zoas, mushrooms, anemones will do better under t5's or led's?
Mushrooms and zoas can grow just fine under t5s but unless you have a very robust t5 light I wouldn't try a nem.
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That's what i was going to get and do you know if zoas, mushrooms, anemones will do better under t5's or led's?
Zoas and mushrooms are in a whole other ball park compared to nems. Stick to your beginner corals and get a cheaper light.
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While i was at the beach 2 days ago i picked up some shells that look cool and have barnacles and algae on them so i am going to put them in my tank when i get one and they stink so i was wondering how to get that smell out of them until i get a sw tank?
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