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Old 05-24-2012, 09:14 AM   #11
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Rockwork looks nice. The lion is coral safe but not invert safe in a reef tank. Also- depending on the type of lion- you may have too much waste to convert to reef down the road.
Ya was going to skip shrimp and go with mostly snails for a CUC. I may still add some shrimp early to help me get up and running. The stocking list is going to be a slow stocking. I had planed on a new fish at most once every 2-3 months and planned on converting to reef and letting the more peaceful fish grow out before the lion(which will either be a fuzzy dwarf or zebra dwarf) is introduced. I figured doing it slow and steady was the best way to go.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #12
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Anyone have experience with engineer gobies? Saw some at my LFS and really like the eel look of them without the eel aggression. Thinking of dropping the tang and hawkfish for one.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #13
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Anyone have experience with engineer gobies? Saw some at my LFS and really like the eel look of them without the eel aggression. Thinking of dropping the tang and hawkfish for one.
Lol. I'm biased but love both of mine. They can get up to about a foot long after some time
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Lol. I'm biased but love both of mine. They can get up to about a foot long after some time
How active are they? Been looking for a good bottom dweller and they seem like a good solution for my tank.
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How active are they? Been looking for a good bottom dweller and they seem like a good solution for my tank.
They act just like an eel popping their heads out of the rockwork and swimming thru caves. However they will make more caves ro make sure your rockwork is secure and you will never have a flat sandbed (I like the natural look).
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:26 AM   #16
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Got my TDS meter in today and decided to check my tap water. Tested at 161 not too terrible but glad I went ro/di!
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #17
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Decided to redo my scape tell me what you think!







Still have to pick up about 15 lbs of live rock that will be added mostly to the left side.


Got my RO/DI unit about to go and get it hooked up. Still waiting on my powerheads then I should be able to start cycling.
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I'd lile to chime in about the engineer goby...DO IT. i bought an 8" incher yesterday for my 66 gallon, and absolutly lobe him already. Seriously, all the qualities of an eel..but not an eel! Haha do it, you will be happy you did IMO.

I like the rockwork! I'd make some smaller, low-lying caves with the next rock
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I'd lile to chime in about the engineer goby...DO IT. i bought an 8" incher yesterday for my 66 gallon, and absolutly lobe him already. Seriously, all the qualities of an eel..but not an eel! Haha do it, you will be happy you did IMO.

I like the rockwork! I'd make some smaller, low-lying caves with the next rock
Ya I am pretty much 100% going with the goby over the hawkfish and tang.

That was my idea to the left there is actually a small cave on the left and am going to extend it out.
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