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Old 12-03-2012, 10:31 PM   #161
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I wanna see the tank Iv been following in the shadows and watchimg this thread
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #162
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I think I have a pic up. But I'll post one when I get home in like 4 hours
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:35 AM   #163
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Tank as of right now. I will probably rescape before adding fish... Maybe not... Haven't decided yet haha.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:43 AM   #164
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thats a sweet looking set up you have their mate
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:06 AM   #165
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Why thank you I'm still totally stuck on stock list. what I really wanna put in there is a wartskin angler, snowflake eel, a dwarf lion, a fu Manchu, a puffer, and a hawkfish.

Now my problems are... This is over stocked. And as far as puffers go. I really want a porcupine puffer. But guess I could settle with a pupuan puffer. Also are these all compatible?

Solutions: I have a decent skimmer (sea clone 150). Soon I plan to upgrade to a 75 and use this 55 as a sump. Later (possibly years) I want to upgrade to a 200+ gallon tank. And lfs told me they would take the grown porcupine puffers from me and get me small ones.

My whole thing is I want fish that have great personality and who notice me and are intrested in me and what's going on around them. I have my pretty tank (reef), now I want a tank full of personality.

Any ideas, tips, suggestions, opinions ect that could help me out would be awesome! But please don't comment if your just gonna tell me it won't work and don't have any helpful advice.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:28 AM   #166
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Man my stock list keeps changing and I just need a 200 gallon tank! I want a porcupine puffer now and my lfs is encouraging me to get it and bring it back when it outgrows my tank then get another small one :p anyone see any reason why not to?
Would you really be able to turn him into the LFS when he gets bigger? I hear that they have personalities similar to dogs. Once you get to love him and get attached, will you be able to just give him away? If yes, then get him. I wouldn't be able to do it. I can't even bring myself to trap and get rid of the ruby crab that I don't even like!!! Lol.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #167
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If u have a good skimmer you can always dose vodka to your aquarium to help u maintain ur
Nitrate levels
My friend did the vodka method and ended up having a cyano outbreak. Make sure you research it before you do it. You can buy other things to remove nitrates that are easier and will have less potential to cause you any issues.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:51 PM   #168
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Would you really be able to turn him into the LFS when he gets bigger? I hear that they have personalities similar to dogs. Once you get to love him and get attached, will you be able to just give him away? If yes, then get him. I wouldn't be able to do it. I can't even bring myself to trap and get rid of the ruby crab that I don't even like!!! Lol.
I know it would be hard. But I think I could do it as long as its going to a good home. How fast do they grow? And how big can I keep him? Hopefully ill only have to trade out once and by that time ill have a big enough tank. Because I'm sure ill get attached.

But would those fish be compatible? And too overstocked to even try as juveniles and then upgrade while they're growing?
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Hey Brother!!! I apologize for my absence, been busy at work. I was thinking the same thing as Beengirl. I wouldn't be able to get rid of any of my fish either. I dislike my Scopas Tang, but could never think of getting rid of him. And as for my predator tank, getting rid of my little guys will never be an option. Especially for the ones with high personality levels. The porcupine puffer is going to recognize you. With those big puppy dog eyes, you won't be able to. Fish live for a long time. It would be like getting rid of your puppy as soon as they reach adult size. One thing I am learning as time passes with my aggressive tank, compatibility is a lot up to you. Their are guidelines, but nothing set in stone. Just keep in mind, when stocking, try and wait a few days to a week, when introducing tank mates. You know my stock list in my tank, so I will definitely be able to help you, I have almost everything you want, minus the eel and angler. The only reason I don't have my Zebra is I need to build a canopy first. As soon as that is built he will be added. For the future size of your tank, don't worry, you can pick up some great deals on Craigslist. And as a fact....you will upgrade sizes, we all do!!!! Lol pm me if you need anything!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:00 PM   #170
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Okay would I be able to add a Papuan puffer now and when I upgrade also get a porcupine puffer?
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