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Old 08-29-2012, 11:13 PM   #81
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Im not attempting to argue, just dont want the OP being misled.
Yep I know. Just clearing up some confusion that might have come about from the previous couple posts.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:31 PM   #82
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I agree with both sides I do understand the ammonia nitrites and nitrate part (I've been doing freashwater for years I'm sure that part is the same) as for the rock I still plan on buying 250lbs I want to be able to make a cave for the shark and lion as for me adding more fish I havnt found any that would really work with what I have that I like (but I won't be adding anything for a while) the dimension of my tank is 24"x24"96" with a center overflow. The tank has been up and running with the fish for about a year with 50lbs of rock I havnt order rock because of price I didn't exspect it to be that much and I have to wait untell I can. But as for now my main issue is I have too many micro bubbles in my sump, I'm pushing a small amount into my tank I'm thinking of making my old 50gal tank into my new sump trying to figur out what planes are best for a home made sump and what I can do to lower my bubbles in the one I have now thank you all
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:33 AM   #83
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I would suggest adding dry rock, no ammonia spike from die off and MUCH cheaper.

If you want to make caves, look at bulkreefsupply. Check out their dry tonga shelf rock, I ordered 50 pounds and got 2 huge shelf pieces that make great over-hangs and a lot of surface area for the much debated bacteria to grow. Very happy with that purchase.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:49 AM   #84
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Order from reefrocks.net they've got some shelf rock and base rock. 85 dollars per 50 pounds which is the cheapest you'll find online. But believe me, 150-200lbs will be enough bacteria wise. And you could make an awesome cave in the middle of the tank with a few cool over hangs. It wouldn't matter if a 10g had 30lbs of rock because you wouldn't be able to add more fish just because you've got alot of rock. So I'd order 50lbs at a time till you're happy with what you've got.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:23 PM   #85
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I'm starting to research fish/coral for my tank (not going to buy now just trying to build a game plan) and I'm having a problem finding fish that will mix my lfs just got in a Harlequin tusk fish the bio said that other fish would leave it be but doesn't say size it's $85 would my lion eat it? So I'm asking everyone for ideas I would like some coral but I have a box fish my lfs has a lot of little fish that won't work with the Lion and I know shrimp and crabs will get ate. So if anyone has some advise I would appreciate it I'm thinking I should be ready in about a month to start stocking
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #86
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The harlequin tusk fish can grow up to 10" or so. They are so pretty! It would add some color to your tank for sure. And if it's $85 that's probably a good deal. Live aquaria has them starting at $189.99.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...380&pcatid=380
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My worry is will the lion eat it that would be a pretty expensive diner
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #88
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My worry is will the lion eat it that would be a pretty expensive diner
Yeah... I don't know if it would or not.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:17 PM   #89
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If its bigger than its mouth you're good. The harlequin tusk is by far my favorite fish
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #90
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Are they hard to care for any special needs. It says meaty diet does that mean silversides or brine shrimp these might be considered dumb questions but I always thought the best answers come from those who have first hand experience this one is about 3 1/2 to 4 inch
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