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Old 04-22-2015, 06:26 PM   #61
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If I could mod it to where the chains were not so long I would like it


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Old 04-22-2015, 06:41 PM   #62
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So the powerhead and heater are with me. Reef salt, light, refractometer, and SW test kit on the way. Still need to look at sand.


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Old 04-22-2015, 07:18 PM   #63
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Soon, you will be spending alot more money...

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Old 04-22-2015, 07:41 PM   #64
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Why is that? Missing sand, some corals and the fish lol.


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Rock and sand is where you'll spend a bit - if you use live Rock that is


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Old 04-23-2015, 07:14 AM   #66
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Oh yeah forgot I still need the rock....

WHICH brings me to my next few questions...

I was going to ask but I read up on it. The difference between pre cultured and live rock.

What I read said from my understanding that you "cure" the rock outside your aquarium for 1-3 weeks then you can add it.

Or can I just "cure" the rock with the tank cycling anyway?

Another thing... I see lots of threads of hitchhikers on here... Is there any I should really be aware of when getting my rock? If I find one how do I get rid of it?


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Old 04-23-2015, 08:10 AM   #67
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Been looking at corals I can hopefully do..

Interests:

LPS-
Candy cane
A hammer
Favites brain
Acan

Softies:
Devils hand
Toadstool
Kenya tree
Button

Shrooms-?
Heard they are invasive yay or nay?


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Old 04-23-2015, 09:29 AM   #68
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Been looking at corals I can hopefully do..

Interests:

LPS-
Candy cane
A hammer
Favites brain
Acan

Softies:
Devils hand
Toadstool
Kenya tree
Button

Shrooms-?
Heard they are invasive yay or nay?


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THATS why..

You will start to spend more, welcome to saltwater.

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You can put whatever rock you get right in the tank so you can cycle it. No problems there.
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You can put whatever rock you get right in the tank so you can cycle it. No problems there.

Thanks Hank for the clarification.

Any suggestions for the hitchhikers?

I'm sure some of you have kept a couple of those corals at some point.. How well did they do? Problems? Positioning in the tank?


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Old 04-23-2015, 01:18 PM   #71
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Just an update. I put an add on Craigslist and have multiple offers to take the fish in my tank the goldfish will be going into. So that means I can have my tank back soon!

Will start receiving my supplies from Amazon in a few days. I've never been so excited to get started!


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So are you still doing the 10g salt or?
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So are you still doing the 10g salt or?

Yes. The goldfish going in the big tank is housed in my future salt tank. Once I get my fish from the big tank sold/given away we are moving the goldfish and I can get started with the build.

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Don't worry about hitchhikers. Unless you get one, why worry about it?
As for corals, softies...I dislike them. I was excited about it when I first got into the hobby but that didn't last long. Wasn't my thing. I sit here now with green hairy mushrooms taking off like weeds and wondering how I'm going to manage that...literally fighting off my long tentacle anemone without problem.
When it comes to the LPS they are good choices. I really enjoy my trumpets and brain corals, be it favite or favia.
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What fish are you selling Caleb? You're reasonable driving distance if it's something my wife or I would be interested in
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Don't worry about hitchhikers. Unless you get one, why worry about it?
As for corals, softies...I dislike them. I was excited about it when I first got into the hobby but that didn't last long. Wasn't my thing. I sit here now with green hairy mushrooms taking off like weeds and wondering how I'm going to manage that...literally fighting off my long tentacle anemone without problem.
When it comes to the LPS they are good choices. I really enjoy my trumpets and brain corals, be it favite or favia.

So softies are like shrooms and grow like weeds? What to do with the extra...


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What fish are you selling Caleb? You're reasonable driving distance if it's something my wife or I would be interested in

It's my 45g community.

I have a guy coming soon to pick the ones he wants.

The whole tank has:
1 Angelicus Botia
10 neon tetras
5 white skirt tetras
6 guppies
1 peacock Gudgeon
1 wild blue ram
5 emerald cories
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I run double filtration and tank stays spotless.


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Caleb getting salty!?! No way..

Probably should have asked this sooner but is there certain corals what don't work with inverts? I'm really thinking big on inverts for this tank and a single fish because of size.

I know it's simple but I love the cleaner shrimp. Just always been one of the prettiest to me.

Also like emerald crabs and sexy shrimp.


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There aren't any issues between the two I'm aware of.
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There aren't any issues between the two I'm aware of.

Awesome. Have worked out things with the family. Hoping to have my tank back soon.


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