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Old 12/09/2006, 10:34 AM
Connor5596 Connor5596 is offline
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i'm new here

my name is connor i'm ten years old I have two tanks. one fresh water that is a 10 gallon with one betta and a 24 gallon salt water tank with five snails and one mushroom coral. my mom and i just started the salt water tank 10 days ago and we added the snails and coral yesterday after the tank cycled. we bough live rock from someone's established tank and it had a lot of hitchhikers. i'm here to learn about reef tanks.

here is my tank:
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Old 12/09/2006, 11:27 AM
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Looks great Connor!!
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Old 12/09/2006, 11:40 AM
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Nice tank Conner. You are at the right place to learn about tanks. Lots and lots of information available on RC. What are you thinking about adding next?
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Old 12/09/2006, 12:00 PM
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Good idea to set up a quarantine tank and put your first fish there first, so if they're going to break out in ich, they don't shed the parasite into your main tank. If they don't break out in a couple of weeks, they're good to go in, or if they do, you can treat them and put them in healthy. Above all, don't put water from the fish store into your new tank: use your hand to transfer specimens, and of course, be sure to drip-acclimate [slowly add water from your tank until your test readings are equal] your new creatures, be they invertebrate or fish.

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Old 12/09/2006, 12:17 PM
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Welcome Connor! There is no better place to learn about reef tanks and their inhabitants. Take it slow and enjoy this wonderful hobby. Congratulations on the new tank!
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Old 12/09/2006, 01:30 PM
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wow cool aquascaping, looks like your off in the right direction. keep posting pictures as you update your tank, we all like to follow along.

seeing as no one has done it yet


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Old 12/09/2006, 01:40 PM
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Looks good.
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Old 12/09/2006, 01:41 PM
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hooray for connor...congrat's lil' guy
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Old 12/09/2006, 02:47 PM
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Connor... this is going to be tough, but the key to success with this tank is to be patient. I'd give it a couple months without fish in it. Not just to "cycle" but to allow all that life in there a little free time without any predators. You'll want a fish... we all do. But take Sk8r's advice and put your new fish in a seperate tank for about a month before introducing him to that one. The fish will be happier, the tank will be happier.

Looking good though... keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 12/09/2006, 04:04 PM
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great advice everyone I apreciate it. I just got an emerald crab I'm in the proces of acclimating it. how should i set up a quarantine tank? do i need to add live rock and sand and let it cycle?
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Old 12/09/2006, 04:47 PM
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Tank looks good Connor. Good luck with it. I'll be looking forward to updates.
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Old 12/09/2006, 05:18 PM
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Welcome and good luck Conner.
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Old 12/09/2006, 05:49 PM
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Love the aquascaping Conner, looks really nice. Don't forget to give your mom a hug for her support in this great hobby!
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Old 12/09/2006, 07:06 PM
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nice start, might want to ask mom for a rasie in your allowance
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Old 12/09/2006, 07:10 PM
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A quarantine tank is simple. Most people take water from theyre main tank, and put it into a 10 gallon or so tank. Sand is not needed just a heater, filter of some sort, maybe an air stone (up to you) and someplace for youre fish to hide ( like a piece of pvc pipe) this way youre new fish has someplace to hide or hang out if hes scared or nervous. And you may want to buy some treatments incase one day one of youre fish does get sick you can treat them in youre small tank, beacause chemicals like copper and others are NO GOOD for inverts, and corals. Hope this helps and Good Luck.
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Old 12/09/2006, 09:43 PM
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my emerald crab is named rocky this is his picture


emerald crabs seem to be a huge help in the cuc. affter an hour of eating he cleand ac couple of rocks.theay realy seem to be a huge help.
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Old 12/09/2006, 10:04 PM
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Great job conner im impressed. You should wait a few weeks before stocking and with any SW process the slower the better.
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Old 12/09/2006, 10:06 PM
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Good Luck on your tanks Connor. Hope you enjoy the hobby.
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Old 12/09/2006, 10:15 PM
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Nice tank Conner. Welcome aboard! I like your aquascaping. As everyone said, take your time and quarantine your fish before putting them in your tank.
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Old 12/09/2006, 10:24 PM
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Beautiful tank!
I love the aquascaping.
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Old 12/10/2006, 07:45 AM
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thank you for the aquascaping coments
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Old 12/10/2006, 08:01 AM
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Looking good...........
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Old 12/10/2006, 01:51 PM
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does anyone know what fires shrimp eat?
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Old 12/10/2006, 02:25 PM
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very nice great start
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Old 12/10/2006, 02:39 PM
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Nice aquascaping! For some reason I submitted 3 identical posts, how weird. More on page 2
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