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Old 09-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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New saltwater tank 75 gal

So I traded an old stretched beach cruiser for it the guy told me it had been set up for a couple years now. Came with a clownfish and another unknown to me fish, a couple tuxedo urchin, a shrimp, a couple mushrooms plus misc coral. I had to completely clean the tank but I think it looks plain. Any ideas on what I can add o make this tank the bomb? Remember I'm a beginner guys and am limited on funds
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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So I traded an old stretched beach cruiser for it the guy told me it had been set up for a couple years now. Came with a clownfish and another unknown to me fish, a couple tuxedo urchin, a shrimp, a couple mushrooms plus misc coral. I had to completely clean the tank but I think it looks plain. Any ideas on what I can add o make this tank the bomb? Remember I'm a beginner guys and am limited on funds
I would buy couple pieces of base rock, usually under $2/lb and stack that rock. Don't need a lot more rock, just couple pieces. Leave some caves and openings for them to swim through and hide in. You could paint the back or get one of the vinyl ones for pretty cheap at Petco, that would cover up the pipes and stuff in the back and make everything pop. do you have a pic of the "unknown" fish?
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I don't like the vinyl backgrounds but I will paint it black. Here is the fish he is hard to take a picture of lol
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Nice tank the coralline looks great on the rocks! Looks like a six line wrasse good fish to have.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #5
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Cool thanks!!! What should nitrate levels be at?
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Nitrates should always be below 40, but as close to zero as you can get is better. That way you don't end up with an outbreak of algae.
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I don't like the vinyl backgrounds but I will paint it black. Here is the fish he is hard to take a picture of lol
Yeah, not a fan of the backgrounds either. One of my SW tanks is painted blue, the other black.
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Mine are 160 looks like a water change is in order lol.
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Mine are 160 looks like a water change is in order lol.
Your nitrates are 160???!!! Yes!! A big water change is in order!
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What should I do like 50%
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