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Old 03-14-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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New 30g tank... What would you do with it?

I have just fallen into a 30g tank and stand. Remember that chiller I asked about? Well we decided that it was going to be cheaper to chill the tank than cool the whole house while we're not in it during the summer and the price was really great. It was the 1/10 hp chiller, RO/DI unit & TDS meter (which I'm selling off for 70$ since I already have one of each), a wavemaster pro controller, a couple of power heads, and a 30g tank & stand all for 200$.

I just got the Tunze controller two days before (what are the odds?!), am still waiting for the powerhead that I ordered with it (backordered, which I was expecting). If I hadn't already ordered those I'd put the wavemaster into my main. Hmmmm.

So, we're trying to figure out what to do with the new 30g tank and stand that we just got. Our main is a 120 reef setup with a wet/dry and (newly setup) fuge. Since we went with corals in our main display that left a lot of fish that we didn't consider since we went with a cautious reef safe fish selection. We already have a QT setup (though I'd imagine if we had all heck break loose in our tank we'd be scrambling to find something larger than a 15 for our fish).

Some things that we originally wanted were an eel and a lion fish but they got struck down quickly in our first fish list.

So if a new 30g setup just fell into your lap what would you do with it?
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:46 PM   #2
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Maybe a species tank. Maybe one really nice anemone with a maroon clown or a pair of other clowns. What about a seahorse tank?
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Seahorses would be first on my list. I love them. We were at the aquarium in New Orleans and I was pining to have a few (especially the leafy dragons. Man would I love to have a couple of those)! What are the space requirements for them? I thought that they needed a tall tank? What else could be kept with them (I know no other fish, but what about corals)?
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:59 PM   #4
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Our lfs has a 24g eclipse system set up with seahorses. They have maybe 3 or 4 at a time and they don't move much. They are beautiful. I don't know about compatibility with corals and such.
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I think a sea horse tank would be a very good idea.

second would be the Lion, eel combo. that would be an amazing display for visitors to your house.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:06 PM   #6
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More corals!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:08 PM   #7
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What about that 900 dollar fish someone posted about? Yeah that's the ticket!
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i like the seahorse idea
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Old 04-18-2005, 02:08 PM   #9
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i like the more corals idea...set up a frah tank and get your hobby to pay for itself
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Now THERE's a great idea! I'd love to make enough to cover ongoing expenses and new aquisitions!
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