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Old 09-26-2009, 02:16 AM   #11
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I didn't mean getting by, I ment just as you said a 180 gallon would be sufficent enough. I do not plan on keeping more then one Ray and I did have my heart set on a Blue spotted, Yellow spotted or California Ray and again I was told the Blue spotted and California stay on the smaller side. If this is true I don't know.

As I said I don't even know if I'll be getting one for sure, just seeing my options. I really don't feel like upgrading to a bigger system seeing as I just setup my refugium and all and dumped a ton of money into my current system. So I don't know, I guess we'll see. I'll keep you guys updated. Right now I'm just waiting for the 21 day period for the ick to die in my aquarium.

But you say they become aggressive if the aquarium is to small, eh?


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Old 09-26-2009, 02:27 AM   #12
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They also need quite a bit of space with no live rock. For swimming and burying themselves.
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:06 AM   #13
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The California stingray, Urobatis halleri, will reach over 21". The Bluespotted ribbontail ray, Taeniura lymma, will reach over 27". The Yellow/spotted stingray, Urobatis jamaicensis, will reach over 26". These would require a larger display than 180g. I personally like having some type of rockwork, even if just a backdrop to act as a reef fringe; otherwise the tank ends up looking rather stale, but this also requires more room to be taken up as well.
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Right now I'm just waiting for the 21 day period for the ick to die in my aquarium.
Where did you hear ich will die off in 21 days?

I guess you didn't read the link I posted. It has pretty much all the info you may want to know on stingrays.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:53 PM   #15
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The marine biologist said since all of my fish were lost in my tank that if I wait 21 days the ick will die because it will not have a host (hence no fish) if this is true or not well I guess you only know the answer to that I'm just going by what my LFS said.

And yes sir I certainly did read the link you posted. I appreciate it but I don't like to go by just one source, I like to have multiple people involved in the opinion. But I guess it really doesn't matter anyway, I should start using my gut feeling as time goes on more instead of posting every little question or detail on here I guess, especially since I myself consider my aquarium to be large to handle a very small Calfornia Ray, at least for now. I even piled up some rock in the corners just so it didn't look so plain and then threw the rest of it in my refugium.

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For a while it could handle a very juvenile ray, but eventually you'll need to upgrade. By the way, cryptocaryon irritans has a 10-15 day life cycle at 78F; however, tomonts can release theronts 70+/- days after dropping from the fish and ultimately means any fallow tank could conceivably contain ich for 3mos. 30 days of hypo. for teleosts is a recommended rate based on the life cycle, unless you have particularly stubborn parasites. Of course, elasmobranches do not tolerate hypo....lovely huh XD
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Well it's official.... I now am a proud owner of a California Ray! I'm gonna go pick it up Wednesday from another LFS around here I ordered it from. Woohoo, I'm so excited! I made sure to put about 70% of the LR in my refugium so the Ray will have plenty of swimming space and left about 30% of it just for looks and just in case I'd ever decide to get something else for the tank. (like an eel or something though I'm sure the Ray will need all the room for itself) definitely have the length for the Ray, 6 ft. is plenty IMO but the width is a tad small at 24" and not very high (though I don't think this will be to big a deal)
It is a juvenile so I have some time to keep my eyes peeled for a larger tank, definitely going to start searching though and boy is now the time! I see 200 and 250 gallon tanks for $200 and $300 on Ebay and craiglist all the time around me. Maybe I shouldn't wait, hehe.

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