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AbsoluteFaye 03-02-2013 11:07 PM

34 Gallon ANGLER TANK!!!
Yay! I picked up my angler species only tank setup today! I got an Aquaeuro 34 gal nano complete setup, skimmer and all with HQI and LEDs. I'm super stoked! I'm using black live sand as well so when I'm finally ready for my little guy, I'm looking to get a bright one. (Though I know they change color) After cycling I plan on putting two chromis in to keep the cycle up until I find the perfect angler. If they get eaten (which they probably will) I'm fine with that. I plan on getting some rock work in soon as well. If anyone has any angler advice from personal experience, it would be greatly appreciated. I've done a ton of research but there's always new things to learn.

AbsoluteFaye 03-02-2013 11:13 PM

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Obviously nothing much to look at yet. Lol. But here it is! Empty and then with moonlights.

mr_X 03-03-2013 12:06 AM

Try a wartskin angler. I think they are the most interesting. no special care really, except for possibly having to eat nothing but live food, but you don't need the halide. Maybe you could put some corals in the tank along with the predators. Anglers don't bother corals. I would plumb your other tank to this one and use a common sump.

AbsoluteFaye 03-03-2013 12:16 AM

I was going to connect the tanks but I actually picked a spot on the other side of the house. So can't do that. As far as the tank I bought this one specifically for the lighting to have some corals. And I was leaning towards the wartskin but I might go for a red angler.... Still contemplating. But it looks like I'm headed the right direction hopefully! :) And I already picked up two kinds of feeding tools to hopefully train him on small silversides or something similar. I'm obviously jumping ahead with that but ill be extremely patient getting this tank running smoothly.

jmay33 03-03-2013 03:37 AM


Originally Posted by AbsoluteFaye (Post 2366176)
Obviously nothing much to look at yet. Lol. But here it is! Empty and then with moonlights.

My iPhone screen is cracked and I almost freaked out thinking it was your tank. :lol: my immediate thought was, uhh, she knows that won't hold water, right? Excited to see this tank progress!

redsea 03-03-2013 09:45 AM

That is funny jmay33!

Hondatek 03-03-2013 10:51 AM

I have a painted angler reef myself. One thing to consider if you are going to add corals is anglers need lower flow than a regular fish so some sps might not be possible but I am having good growth with a ponape birdsnest and a branching monti in my angler setup.

AbsoluteFaye 03-05-2013 10:18 AM

Ok so I'm getting my live rock probably Thursday. Just trying to decide what I want. I was thinking about going with the real reef rock because its purple and would probably look awesome with the black tank and black sand. But part of me really wants the chance at some cool hitch hikers so I'm still debating on getting regular live rock. None of the LFS have any really nice colored live rock though, and I don't want to order any because I'm a control freak and want to see the pieces first. Lol. What do you all use in your tank? Anyone use the real reef rock? Or maybe I could do both live and real reef.... Suggestions? And should I cycle with table shrimp or the bacteria in a bottle? When I started my 75 gal I had no clue what I was doing. I cycled with the bottle and love rock and added 2 fish in a week. (Both still with us! Lol. And even worse one was a scooter blenny but he was eating mysis) So I've never really cycled properly. I sound like a noob! Lol.

Shirtlessbill 03-05-2013 01:40 PM

As far as rock I think it's personal preference. Remember, over time live rock will grow coralline so the colors will come it just takes time. But I think you're right that the purple would look great. There is no down side to mixing types of rock other than for a while you will be able to tell the difference by how it looks.

seems like a cool build. I'm excited to see how it ends up.

amanda_marie 03-05-2013 06:41 PM

I'm hoping to have a similar size tank set up for a wartskin angler in the near future and look forward to seeing yours progress.

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