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Old 12-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #41
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By the way Elude what do you think of my tank?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:57 PM   #42
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I like the tank!!!! I would only mess with the rocks a little more, making it less dense. All in all, looks like a heck of a set up for a 29 gallon tank, really like the power strip! For your stocking line up....I think you should definitely get a hawk!!!!! They are very entertaining and extremely personable! If you get a hawk though, it means no inverts. No inverts means no clean up crew. With that said, the bottom dweller comes into play. Something that sifts the sand well. I loved my Pink Spotted Goby, but he rarely sifted. I would go with a Sleeper Goby(beautiful blue and yellow markings on their heads!!) or some sort of Jawfish. Jawfish seem to be the best of the best at sifting!!!! I'd look into them. There are so many choices!!!!! LOL
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:32 PM   #43
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I will look into the Jaw fish. I will see about opening up the rock a little more. I have hermit craps already. Not my Idea really, I was just in the groove of buying and "The Reef" threw them in. I guess they will end up breakfest for tr Hawk. Being I am getting two active swimmers I think a hawk is perfect and a Jaw is good for the bottom.
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I think it's a solid idea!
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:59 AM   #45
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So I did my first cleaning today, and it sucked.

I am hoping this is just because it had sand in everything. I don't really plan on cleaning it like I did from now on. I had to take everything apart and clean out all the sand and junk. Next time should just be easy as pumping out the water and putting new water in.

My only question is, is it normal for a lot of salt build up everywhere? It's like a film of salt. It was a solid coat on my light and everything else. I am sure that is normal right?

Also I rearranged the rocks, and all craps accounted for. I removed one dead shrimp from the tank I threw in for cycle. It was really broken down, so I think the Bactria is doing it's thing. Nearly threw up when I picked it up. The other is under the big rock and I don't know if I will need to remove it. The other was broken down a lot.

The rocks are more toward the front of my tank with more swim room in the back. I figure this is good as it will give the fish more of a place to hide and be less stressed.

I will test the water once I get back on Monday from school.
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Would I put the Jawfish in first?
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Would I put the Jawfish in first?
just make sure every square inch has some sort of cover because they are jumpers and crafty ones at that
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just make sure every square inch has some sort of cover because they are jumpers and crafty ones at that
Yeah, I was reading that about them. I don't think at this time I can do that. I need to get a sump tank so I can put my skimmer down there, I just can't get a lid that will fit with the skimmer being so large.
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then stay farrrr away from jawfish my cousin lost two blue spotted to suicide at 100.00 dollars a fish and they were getting out in the tiny space for your heater so they are equally beautiful as they are clever lol
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Yeah the salt creep is normal.
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