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    Diving head first

    Post by zeketaz on Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:32 pm

    Made a deal with my hubby Smile In 2 months time I have to get "back in shape" If I "get back in shape" I will be getting a 55 gallon salt tank. Easy as pie. So needless to say I am officially getting a salt tank. Going to be forever stocking it but I got eye candy list already of what I want. Unfortunately won't be able to be able to get everything Sad So here's my candy list

    Misc Fish:

    Flaming Angel
    Red Fairy Anthias
    Japanese Borbonius Anthius
    Blackcap Basslet
    Strawberry Basslet
    Pseudochromis fish (Porphyrous)
    Red Scooter Blenny

    Gobies:

    Yellow Watchman
    Blue and/or green Mandrin
    Purple Firefish
    Green Banded
    Flaming Prawn

    Wrasses:

    Melanurus Fairy
    Hawiian Flame Fairy
    Coris- Green

    Mushrooms:

    Blue Florida Ricordea
    Orange Florida Ricordea
    Green Florida Ricordea
    Green and Blue/Purple Bullseye

    Corals:

    Purple Garf Bonsia
    Blue Acropora
    Orange Sun
    Aussie Dragon Soul Reverse Prism Faula
    Metalic Green Torch

    Zoas:

    LA Lakers
    Strawberry Garden
    Eagle Eye
    Eye Of Jupiter
    African Blue Hornet
    Alph and Omegus


    LPS Corals:

    Flaming Dendrophyllia Head
    Elegance

    Sea Fans:

    Red Finger
    Orange Tree

    Hermit Crabs:

    Blue Leg
    Electric Blue
    Scarlet
    Halloween

    Shrimp:

    Peppermint
    Scarlet Skunk
    Blood Red
    Golden Coral Banded
    Blue Body Coral Banded
    Pederson
    Sexy
    Tiger Pistol
    Candy Stripe Randalls Pistol
    Saron

    Sea Slugs:

    Chamberlain Nudibranch
    Purple and Yellow Nudibranch
    Velvet Nudibranch

    Fan Worms:

    Yellow and Red Fountain Head
    Flourescent Green

    And of course there will be plants lol
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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by Fern on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:54 am

    Misc Fish:

    Flaming Angel - good choice
    Red Fairy Anthias - jumper, plankton feeder needs to be fed regularly
    Japanese Borbonius Anthius - jumper, plankton feeder needs to be fed regularly
    Blackcap Basslet - good fish once they adapt, a good copepod population will help
    Strawberry Basslet - one of the meaner ones
    Pseudochromis fish (Porphyrous)
    Red Scooter Blenny - awesome little fish but you have to have a lot of copepods for them to feed on

    Gobies:

    Yellow Watchman - good and hardy, just dont see them much, but in the 55g I did always see mine
    Blue and/or green Mandrin - you need to pick one copepod feeder, a 55g will not support 2, unless you get a tank raised one of these and they are available at boardroom.
    Purple Firefish - jumper
    Green Banded
    Flaming Prawn

    Wrasses: have a tendency to jump

    Melanurus Fairy
    Hawiian Flame Fairy
    Coris- Green

    Mushrooms: - very good choices

    Blue Florida Ricordea
    Orange Florida Ricordea
    Green Florida Ricordea
    Green and Blue/Purple Bullseye

    Corals:

    Purple Garf Bonsia - acros are pretty hard to keep
    Blue Acropora - acros are pretty hard to keep
    Orange Sun - you have to feed it, has no zoanthelle (the algae part of most corals that makes them need light) so its a daily feederand can be easily trained to come out during the day
    Aussie Dragon Soul Reverse Prism Faula - favia? there are others just as pretty but without the massive price tag
    Metalic Green Torch - good choice after you are good with the softies this is a good next step

    Zoas: are a good choice for beginners!

    LA Lakers
    Strawberry Garden
    Eagle Eye
    Eye Of Jupiter
    African Blue Hornet
    Alph and Omegus


    LPS Corals:

    Flaming Dendrophyllia Head - kinda hard to keep happy
    Elegance - pretty aggressive from what I know

    Sea Fans: - mostly filter feeders and need special foods

    Red Finger
    Orange Tree

    Hermit Crabs:

    Blue Leg - good and cheap
    Electric Blue
    Scarlet
    Halloween - way over priced IMO

    Shrimp:

    Peppermint - good aptasia eaters
    Scarlet Skunk - awesome for picking parasites off fish
    Blood Red - pretty but not so good at picking parasites
    Golden Coral Banded - only one coral banded per tank unless they are a mated pair
    Blue Body Coral Banded - only one coral banded per tank unless they are a mated pair
    Pederson
    Sexy - very small may become food
    Tiger Pistol - pistols make a godawful crack noise and will kill and eat your other shrimp
    Candy Stripe Randalls Pistol - pistols make a godawful crack noise and will kill and eat your other shrimp
    Saron

    Sea Slugs: pain in the butt, and have a habit of ending up on powerheads and in the overflows, better off looking at cucumbers who have a harder body.

    Chamberlain Nudibranch
    Purple and Yellow Nudibranch
    Velvet Nudibranch

    Fan Worms: are filter feeders

    Yellow and Red Fountain Head
    Flourescent Green


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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by zeketaz on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:12 am

    Forgot to add I want a couple clowns to...Now to go through the list again and modify things lol
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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by zeketaz on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:15 pm

    Ok changed the list. Took out stuff and added I think. So new list..and it still has a few things I'm iffy on.

    Misc Fish:

    Flaming Angel
    Blackcap Basslet
    Strawberry Basslet
    Red Scooter Blenny
    Clown Fish

    Gobies:

    Yellow Watchman
    Blue and/or green Mandrin
    Purple Firefish

    Wrasses:

    Melanurus Fairy- Don't think I like it anymore, but up in the air
    McCoskers Flasher

    Mushrooms:

    Blue Florida Ricordea
    Orange Florida Ricordea
    Green Florida Ricordea
    Green and Blue/Purple Bullseye

    Corals:

    Purple Garf Bonsia
    Blue Acropora
    Orange Sun
    Aussie Dragon Soul Reverse Prism Faula
    Metalic Green Torch

    Zoas:

    LA Lakers
    Strawberry Garden
    Eagle Eye
    Eye Of Jupiter
    African Blue Hornet
    Alph and Omegus

    Sea Fans:

    Orange Tree- Up in air

    Hermit Crabs:

    Blue Leg
    Electric Blue
    Scarlet
    Halloween

    Shrimp:

    Peppermint
    Scarlet Skunk
    Blood Red
    Golden Coral Banded- May have to settle with this
    Blue Body Coral Banded- Want this, but may not be available
    Saron

    Sea Slugs: They look cool so still on list but won't get them

    Chamberlain Nudibranch
    Purple and Yellow Nudibranch
    Velvet Nudibranch

    Fan Worms:

    Yellow and Red Fountain Head
    Flourescent Green
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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by Fern on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:10 pm

    Misc Fish:

    Flaming Angel
    Blackcap Basslet
    Strawberry Basslet
    Red Scooter Blenny
    Clown Fish - good in almost any tank! If you want to end up with a pair you get 2 small young ones at the same time, they change sexes!

    Gobies:

    Yellow Watchman
    Blue and/or green Mandrin - tank raised? They really do much better!
    Purple Firefish - like I said its a jumper!

    Wrasses: - fairys are really the only ones who mix well, I would keep it to one in that tank.

    Melanurus Fairy- Don't think I like it anymore, but up in the air
    McCoskers Flasher

    Mushrooms:

    Blue Florida Ricordea
    Orange Florida Ricordea
    Green Florida Ricordea
    Green and Blue/Purple Bullseye


    Corals:

    Purple Garf Bonsia - Ummm I'm still afraid to mess with acros lol
    Blue Acropora
    Orange Sun
    Aussie Dragon Soul Reverse Prism Faula
    Metalic Green Torch

    Zoas:

    LA Lakers - I think its a deep water one and those are more demanding
    Strawberry Garden
    Eagle Eye - easy enough to get!
    Eye Of Jupiter
    African Blue Hornet
    Alpha and Omegas - I killed mine
    You forgot radioactive dragons eye!

    Sea Fans:

    Orange Tree- Up in air

    Hermit Crabs:

    Blue Leg
    Electric Blue
    Scarlet
    Halloween

    Shrimp:

    Peppermint
    Scarlet Skunk
    Blood Red
    Golden Coral Banded- May have to settle with this
    Blue Body Coral Banded- Want this, but may not be available
    Saron

    Sea Slugs: They look cool so still on list but won't get them

    Chamberlain Nudibranch
    Purple and Yellow Nudibranch
    Velvet Nudibranch

    Fan Worms: make sure you are avoididnt the kinds in fire coral, that stuff will tear you up!

    Yellow and Red Fountain Head
    Fluorescent Green


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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by zeketaz on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:22 pm

    Oh forgot to mention I'm going to do an egg crate top or whatever it's called. It should work shouldn't it?
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    Re: Diving head first

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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by Fern on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:32 pm

    it could work but will block off some of the light, we can try to re-glue in that glass to make a center brace its already cut to fit that tank it just didnt hold the first time.... or you can set that piece on and lay your lids on, just gotta be careful not to knock the whole mess in!


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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by zeketaz on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:45 pm

    I really need a job now lol. I want one of everything....I know someone using egg crate and they have tons of corals and what not and they're kicking butt...but idk lol
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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by Fern on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:07 pm

    give it a try! I've herd of it being used too! Just will cut down a smidgen of your light is all


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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by zeketaz on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:08 pm

    Just got 23 lbs of base rock...need more, or need smaller pieces and it was only $1.99 a LB woo hoo....So when are the fish out of quarantine? lol I still have to get salt and water so it's going to be a little while longer Sad
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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by Fern on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:32 pm

    ummm I have water lol
    2 weeks is the qt on them
    how big of pieces did you get? I need some bigger pieces and have plenty of small stuff!


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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by zeketaz on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:57 pm

    idk how big they are lol I have 3 pieces
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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by Fern on Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:40 pm

    could be huge could be small, all depends on the porosity of them.


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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by Fern on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:31 am

    oh bring them over as soon as yo get them, lets get them in the tank so they can start colonizing!


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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by JJP2 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:22 am

    hammer and chisel work well for making them into small pieces if necessary
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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by zeketaz on Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:04 am

    LOL very true, but my luck I would smash my poor fingers to
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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by zeketaz on Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:41 pm

    Well stock has changed again to this...


    1st: Hermit Crabs
    2nd: Shrimp-Skunk Cleaners, Peppermint, and Blood Red
    3rd: Whip Fin Fairy Wrasse
    4th: Blue Gudgeon Dartfish and Purple Firefish
    5th: Yellow Prawn Goby
    6th: Blue mandrin and Red Scooter Blenny
    7th: Blackcap basslet
    8th: Flame Angel

    And now I'm thinking of dropping the Blue Gudgeon Dartfish and yellow prawn goby and getting a Blue Hippo Tang (Dory) Would get a squirt one and plan on upgrading to a bigger tank in the future if it's possible using pre existing equipment. Would it be possible fern?
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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by Fern on Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:54 pm

    It could work, you could make it work for a while and slowly upgrade to proper sized stuff, you just dont want a deep tank, the deeper the tank the more light you need for it.
    The pump could probably go on a larger tank, its a mag 7 so its pretty hefty.
    What size you looking to go?


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    Re: Diving head first

    Post by zeketaz on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:57 am

    No idea what size...have to measure the stand and work around those measurements. I need a job lol

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