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Old 02-03-2012, 10:40 PM   #71
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just thought i would post a pic and update a little. unfortunately my domino didn't make it and died on the third night, by morning the crabs (i think) where about 40% done with him, i mean his body looked trashed pretty bad. is this even possible? do craps pounce on dead carcasses? anyways cant really do much because i am working in Tennessee till next weekend but i am having thoughts about getting a bigger tank....(i can picture my wife's look when i bring this topic up) it feels like 20L is an awkward size, to long to design a "nano" reef look and to small to make look like a display tank...what do you guys think? thanks again to everyone who has helped me so far!thanks and GL

(BTW i feel like my scape is to freshwater looking...any suggestions? thanks again!)
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #72
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I think it looks good. You could try stacking it higher. I use the ugly rock for the back and underneath and small pieces I save for frags.

An upgrade is good too, what size were you thinking? If you have 4 feet in length available you can get a 55g, 75g or even a 90g. They all are 4 feet long and the width and depth will change on each tank as you go bigger.
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I think it's the rock that makes it look like a fresh water tank. Very dense looking and lacking character. Especially that big piece in the foreground.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #74
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ok so i am the perfect guy for you sir. i have a 20 tall FOWLR that i have had sucessfully running for about 3 months with not 1 problem...this is also my first saltwater attempt. so here is my list of everything. i started with a reg 20 tall with hood. cut the back of the hood to fit an emperor 400 (2 bio wheels is always better then 1 lol ) a jager 50 watt glass heater and a powerhead used for a 55 gall. I have 40 lbs live argonite sand. and cycled for 1 week. found a great deal on CL for live rock. went to pick it up ( guy lost 4k in corals so was done...lucky for me) and got 45 lbs live and cycled figi rock + he gave me a sand sifting satr a really big snail 2 crabs and 2 false percs. i didnt know if it would work but i basically just threw it all in together( after drip acclimating the fish and inverts of course) and bam do my water changes and check everything as normal and i have a beautiful setup. for a FOWLR tank you dont absolutly need a skimmer as the bioload wont be terrible as long as you dont overstock. i aslo recently got a bicolor blenny he is awesome...hope that helps feel free to pm me with any questions... and i am also looking to upgrade to a 55 shortly cause they are so beautiful to watch
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:42 PM   #75
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thanks for all the advice guys.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:27 AM   #76
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well i just found a deal i couldn't pass up . so now i have two 55G tanks to work with. thinking about throwing everything over to one of them. whats the best way to do that? should i set up the 55 let it cycle then throw everything from the 20? or just throw everything over right away?anyways not 100% on it yet. i just picked the tanks up bc they where a great deal.thanks guys!
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:34 AM   #77
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just a quick pic
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:34 AM   #78
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just a quick pic
I'm jealous. LOL
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Drill them before you fill them with water!
I would cycle the bigger tank with more rock, then transfer everything over after.
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Drill them before you fill them with water!
I would cycle the bigger tank with more rock, then transfer everything over after.
Agree you'll be thankful you drilled it
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