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How big is that salt tank?
This is a Condy?(min 30g)
As long you realize that anemone barely fit in a 10g add one fish and your maintenance will be an everyday business....
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Its only 2 gallons so I am way beyond pushing the limits, but I do a daily 25% wc and really keep up with maintenance so we will see if I get away with it! I do not plan to add any fish, maybe a cleaner shrimp or some of those super shrimp or a porcelain crab or something.
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post #47 of 107 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Really cool idea man. Never would of thought to do this. A cool idea might be to go from left to right and flow tank 1 to tank 2 and so on in design
Thought about it but if I do that all the tanks will share the same water, and the cool thing about this setup is that you can have 5 very different tanks all with different parameters which allows for more flexibility and variety. Thats actually why I went with individual filters and heaters as well, I was initially thinking of doing a sump or splitting up the intake and outflow of a canister filter for all the tanks but decided this way is cooler because I can be a mad scientist and try all my experiments... I can also set up a hospital tank in a hurry if need be.

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Picked up an anenome crab and the two are best friends now. new re scape


Tank one is now filled and cycling with a well used filter cartridge in the whisper 20. I have 4 painted white skirt tetras in there temporarily.
Tank 2 is looking really good, the Xmas moss is growing like wildfire and the shrimp and endlers seem happy.
Tank 4 is a disaster. 2.5 gallons with DIY co2 has been a nightmare, the fluctuation is insane and the co2 spikes like crazy. I tried adding whey to the yeast and sugar to stabilize the mixture a little more, and switched to injecting the co2 into the hob intake for less efficient diffusion to prevent gassing the lone female endler that lives there. I had a bga infection in this tank that I solved with hydrogen peroxide and 2 50% wc in 2 days apart, but now it is cloudy, I believe it is re cycling.
Tank 5 has a new inhabitant, a baby betta from petco. This tank also got bga after the blackout but only a little on the moss, so manual removal and a bit of peroxide sent it packing and now it is looking much better and growing in nicely.
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I am going to scrap one of the tanks to turn it into a refugium for the spec... Which one would you guys vote to re do into a fuge?
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The one on the left with the clown puke gravel and the white skirt tetras It is my least favorite hahah!

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only thing i would suggest is not keeping the yellow and red shrimp together over time you will love the bright colors and end up with brown shrimp cause they cross breed back to wild color
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I recommend putting even more types of shrimp in there because they'll keep doing interesting things pretty much forever and have weird looking babies and those will be fun to look at too.
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I recommend putting even more types of shrimp in there because they'll keep doing interesting things pretty much forever and have weird looking babies and those will be fun to look at too.
Yeah not so much with neos. These just go back to wild types like Wicca said.

I would not do this ^ especially if you want to keep a certain color.


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the one on the left with the clown puke gravel and the white skirt tetras it is my least favorite hahah!
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Love that anemone.

I've been pondering a way to incorporate a few pieces from my rock collection into a tank. This thread might be just the inspiration I needed. Also if you can get me a clear shot of that black mystery crystal I may be able to identify it.
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The one on the left with the clown puke gravel and the white skirt tetras It is my least favorite hahah!
Although it is my least favorite too and will most likely become a fuge, it actually looks better in person than in pictures. I have a red LED spotlight that for the night cycle and it looks badass shimmering on the crystals at night.
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only thing i would suggest is not keeping the yellow and red shrimp together over time you will love the bright colors and end up with brown shrimp cause they cross breed back to wild color
Thanks for the tip I did not know that. Luckily I'm not trying to breed them or anything, I wouldn't mind a wild type look combined with some of those least killis mabj had, i think that would look cool in tank 2.
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Love that anemone.

I've been pondering a way to incorporate a few pieces from my rock collection into a tank. This thread might be just the inspiration I needed. Also if you can get me a clear shot of that black mystery crystal I may be able to identify it.
Thanks he is the coolest critter I ever bought for 7 bucks thats for sure! glad I could contribute to you trying something new. Just be careful obviously certain rocks are not aquarium safe.
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Ok so clown puke tank is going bye bye. I want to do a nice refugium With macroalgae and maybe mangroves, linked to the spec like this. Anyone who has done sumps, will a bulkhead in the plastic separator inside the spec work?

The red tube is the siphon and the blue is an airline run down PVC tubing to create a simple air lift pump that drains into the spec.



Or should I go with a traditional overflow, or try to drill the tank?

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Good luck!!! I've never done this before so you'll get help from others glad you picked this tank.


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