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Old 12-25-2006, 12:54 AM   #1
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what should i get next with probably $75??

well last christmas i got a $75 gift certificate to the lfs. im positive ill get one again and well what do you htink i should get? i have a 45 gallon tank with like about 30 lbs live rock but ill add more as time goes on. right now i have 2 clowns, bicolor blenny, peppermint shrimp, skunk cleaner shrimp, and had 8 nassarius snails but i only ever see three at a time so who knows. i was thinkin on getting a blue hippo tang, and then buy a little extra live rock with the extra and a little of my money. any other ideas?
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Old 12-25-2006, 03:17 AM   #2
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Skip the hippo, it'll eventually outgrow your tank. There are many sp. to choose from: dwarf angels, gobies, wrasses, cardinals, dartfish, etc.
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I agree skip the hippo. They need a minimum 75 gallon tank. 75.00 will probably buy two fish on the ones that James mentioned. I`m thinking a coral beauty and pink spotted goby. I had to get rid of my coral beauty because he became a coral nipper but here is a pic of my pink spotted.
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i think ill go with the coral beauty. is that a blue linkia star?? i like it. is there any tang that i could buy that wont outgrow my tank?
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Yes that is a blue linknia and you could get a coral beauty and a blue linknia for 75.00. At least here in Rich. you could. They are rated as difficult by LA but if you decide here is a link on them and make sure you do not expose to air. As far as the tang LA says their tangs need at least a 70 gallon tank.

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ok i should have no problem with the blue linkia. my water quality is always in perfect shape so i never have troubles.
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More live rock, everyone in you tank will benefit from this. There will be more hiding places, pods, algae, filtration etc that live rock adds that it is the best logical choice at this point. Get more! good luck!
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Here is some info on Linckia spp: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...002/toonen.htm
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hey thanks a lot.. the website above is pretty cool.
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Thanks, Innovator, that was a great read. Hemmer, what about lighting, in your other thread? I guess that would depend on how much your LFS marks up equipment. I have seen mine mark stuff up over 100%. I ususally purchase my dry goods/equipment online. Drsfosterandsmith.com doesn't charge extra for weight.
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