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Old 01-05-2010, 11:32 PM   #1
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I finally filled the tank!!!!

Hi everyone,
I am pleased to say that I have finally filled an empty 29gal tank. I have 30lbs of LR, 20lbs of live sand, several different mushrooms, toadstool, fox coral, rose brain coral, chili pepper, and a few plates.

I visited a LFS and learned how to take a slow approach. I have had it up for 5 months now, and do a 10% water change every 2 weeks.

I have 2 black clowns, 2 fire gobbies, a Kauden Cardinal, conch, fire shrimp, and a peppermint.... not to forget about a dozen small hermit crabs and several types of snails.

I did inherit a few hitchhiker crabs, but I am working that number down. Probably at 5 still remaining

I have a powercompact, and a few smaller powerheads along with a protein skimmer. There is a filter pump, but nothing inside. Just moving some water, and in case I need to add something to the tank's system.

Things are coming along quite nicely. The LR I bought had some great coraline algea growing, and the back wall is starting to show good signs of growth.

I know I have one, if not 2 snapping shrimp. And man, these things freaked me out in the beginning. I figured for sure, my tank couldn't handle the weight or something, and it was coming apart!! Until I started reading forums and learning what I could potentially have. Either way, I found this site and thought the atmosphere was right on. I look forward to using this site more often.

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Old 01-07-2010, 10:39 PM   #3
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I am not able to post a photo of my tank, can anyone help me work through this? Thanks.
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click "go advanced" at the bottom where you reply... when it brings up another box, click on the paper clip icon, then browse your computer for the file or insert the link to the hosting site where the pics are... then hit "preview post" to make sure thats what you want, then submit and we will all be able to see
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:40 AM   #7
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so let's see if I can get this photo to come up.....
Thanks for the tip.
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Snapping shirmp or mantis shrimp? I remember discovery this beautiful shrimp, manitis shrimp, in my aquarium and thinking how lucky I was to have obtained the shrimp free from my live rock. I thought it had died during the curing stage, but about 40 dead snails later I was able to remove it from the aquarium. They are very loud and can smash a snail shell very easiy. I tried to keep the one I caught in a breeder cage and it was able to break out a section of plastic to escape.
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Glad you figured out the photo posting! Nice tank!
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