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Old 12/06/2007, 09:05 AM   #26
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i think i gonna go with the O. clown because from from what i hear they are pretty hardy. Possibly add them at the same time as a pair. ive done my research, but from ur experience what seems to be the easiest kind of softy to keep. also ive read that the BTA are the easiest nem to take care of. would that be a good first nem after 6 months or so


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Old 12/06/2007, 01:33 PM   #27
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what do u think about a small pygmy angel in the tank


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Old 12/06/2007, 03:04 PM   #28
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Yeah adding them at the same time isn't a bad idea either.

These:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden...1869&siteid=20
are a very hardy, great begginer coral. I bought a small frag of about 6 polyps and after 5 months under a halide, in a healthy established tank, I have about 30. I really like them and I think that they are great with the fact that they come in all different color varieties.

Dwarf angels are something that I would not recommend. None of them are guaranteed reef safe. They all have the chance of nibbling on coral, and even if they don't when you first add them, there is the possibility that it may be something that they develop. They are also pretty aggressive fish and will not tolerate any damsel in the tank or most new additions as they are territorial.

One that I would recommend is a wrasse. Here is a great one for that tank:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden...1835&siteid=20
another:
http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden...1753&siteid=20

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Old 12/06/2007, 07:20 PM   #29
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I got my tank just three hours ago at some LFS that i didn know of before they just opened about 2 months ago. i got a 24 gallon nano cube but the guy gave me a deal with the upgraded hood with the MH's for 100 dollars. I also got all the euipment necassary. i looked at the fish there too. they all looked very healthy and were swimmin around in pretty big tanks. so i think i found my new LFS.


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Old 12/06/2007, 07:42 PM   #30
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what do u think about a small pygmy angel in the tank
I just picked up a flame pygmy angel today. There are risks associated with angels as there's a chance they'll pick at your corals a clam's mantle. So far mine has happily accepted frozen brine shrimp and formula one.


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Old 12/06/2007, 07:57 PM   #31
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thats good do u think that the same will go with a dwarf coral beauty


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Old 12/06/2007, 08:03 PM   #32
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thats good do u think that the same will go with a dwarf coral beauty
I think it's the same deal with coral beauties, nip on lps coral and clams.


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Old 12/07/2007, 05:15 AM   #33
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Seriously, if clams and a bunch of the LPS are things you want to do, I would stay away from them all together. I wanted one at the begining of reefing, and once I learned about them, and had one, I got rid of it and turned to the other cool looking fish.


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Old 12/07/2007, 08:54 AM   #34
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then what are some fish other than the wrasses that would work(or less expensive wrasses)


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Old 12/07/2007, 01:13 PM   #35
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Those are expensive because they are on live aquaria's divers den. If you went to your LFS with the names of these fish that you see online, I bet that your LFS will get ones for about 15% less.

Sixlines are great, quite common, and cheap at $15-$20. They do get aggressive, and are best added as the last fish to a tank.

Blennies are great, either midas or a tails spot would work.

Take a look around on LA. If you see something you like, write it down and bring the list to your LFS and see what he can do.


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Old 12/07/2007, 03:46 PM   #36
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i would recomend you getting your CUC from reefscavengers.com. There awsome, shippings only 8$


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Old 12/07/2007, 06:39 PM   #37
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Those are expensive because they are on live aquaria's divers den. If you went to your LFS with the names of these fish that you see online, I bet that your LFS will get ones for about 15% less.

Sixlines are great, quite common, and cheap at $15-$20. They do get aggressive, and are best added as the last fish to a tank.

Blennies are great, either midas or a tails spot would work.

Take a look around on LA. If you see something you like, write it down and bring the list to your LFS and see what he can do.
QFT. Don't settle for what your LFS has in stock. I found out when my LFS restocks and ask him to pick up certain live stock for me when he's at his supplier. Few weeks ago, he picked up some Firefish for me, this past week it was the Flame Angel. It's great, now that I go in there with specific requests, he knows my name and gives me 10% discounts! Anyhow, I prefer my LFS over online stores simply because of shipping, but you also get to physically examine the specimen before you buy it. If your LFS guy is patient enough, ask him to feed the fish for you just so you can observe them eating. Usually fish will eat like they've been starving even if you just fed them 15 minutes ago. Fish that don't eat may not be healthy... or just full? I had a Bangaii Cardinal and a Firefish that did not eat and ended up dead the next day.

Don't impulse buy like I did. You may end up with dead fish or returning some. And don't buy aggressive/territorial fish first, like I did, they will likely harass future tank mates. I returned my blue yellow-tail damsel because he was a bully.


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Old 12/07/2007, 08:04 PM   #38
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i just added the sand and water to the tank. its pretty cloudy but it'll settle down. ill post a pic tomorrow when my mom brings the camera back from work. i might add some live rock soon as the water clears up.


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Old 12/07/2007, 08:08 PM   #39
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check out tampa bay saltwater live rock i have 60 lbs of it in my 29 gallon and absolutly love it. Richard also throws in a bunch of nice freebies like anemones and corals with the package. I would deff check it out.


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Old 12/08/2007, 02:04 PM   #40
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after i put in my live rock should i start leaving the light


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Old 12/08/2007, 02:28 PM   #41
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Old 12/09/2007, 02:00 PM   #42
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i have the maxijet 1200 but it doesnt seem to reach around to the other side of the tank do u think i could put in a hydor koralia 1 or nano in the tank so i could get some more flow


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Old 12/09/2007, 02:47 PM   #43
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First, could we get some pics?

Second I would recomend a Tunze Nano Stream 6025 (scroll down):
http://www.tunze.com/149.html?&L=1&C...-infoxunter025

Great pumps, and MUCH more space saving than the Koralias...

And yeah, after you get the LR, (or even now with the sand) start putting the light on a 7 hour cycle however you like it. I have my lights go on at 1pm, and shut off at 8pm, because that is when I am home during the week and have more time to enjoy the tank.


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Old 12/09/2007, 03:05 PM   #44
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ya ill have pics up by 2morrow for sure my mom left the camera at work. but if u kno how to get the picture of the phone and onto the computer i could have some phone pics on today


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Old 12/09/2007, 03:25 PM   #45
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Nah, wait to get pics w/ a real camera. I am a big camera guy and for some reason I hate camera phone photographs. I feel it is much easier to take nicer pics, and upload them to photo bucket or something, and just copy and paste the url.

So wait until tomorrow.


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Old 12/10/2007, 04:30 PM   #46
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heres a few pics

http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh266/WM15_reef/


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Old 12/10/2007, 05:01 PM   #47
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scroll down a little and ull see them


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Old 12/10/2007, 08:20 PM   #48
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It says you need a password.

Anyway, I am gonna guess you live in Mt. Laurel? I live in Gibbsboro, near Voorhees. I am just starting to do some research on getting into this hobby. Have too many, ha. What store did you end up getting the tank from? I know a couple decent ones near you.


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Old 12/11/2007, 04:15 AM   #50
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