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Old 01-14-2013, 04:50 AM   #31
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Somebody told me to get a fire fish maybe even a azure damselfish or Spotted Cardinalfish. What you think?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:55 AM   #32
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Fire fish are ok though I am not particularly fond of damsels. Cardinals are generally schooling fish and so not ideal for that tank. I think a blue spotted jaw fish would be awesome, though they are pretty expensive. You could also get a goby and postal shrimp combo, something like a yasha goby.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:27 PM   #33
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Mandarin goby
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:23 PM   #34
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Mandarin goby

Lol, i would love to get a mandarin goby, but you would def have to find one that accepts nonlive food.

IF you do SW goodluck, its def not impossible, just be ready to keep an eye on it and find someone trustworthy to watch it if you ever go away.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:40 PM   #35
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The trick with Mandarins is to watch the few in the store eat something frozen(or better yet pellet) and not spit it out. If it will eat for them then it will eat for you. Especially since your tank will be better taken care of. Right?

On the same hand, feeding a mandarin pods or BS will give them the all important nutri's they really like for growth to be best as possible. Live brine shrimp can be bought from most LFS, and fed accordingly.

I've even seen a Mandarin fed baby guppies and mollies that stay alive in the SW.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #36
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I'd not do a mandarin as your first fish. Something really easy like a clown goby, other small acropora dwelling goby, or a singular percula clown. I'd also skip the cardinal or firefish (they jump and every time they do it's flushing 10 bucks down the toilet).

The suggestions given to you were kind of bad:

Damsels are highly aggressive and get very large (~4") too big for your tank.
Cardinals are about the same too. Both are very active swimmers. Your only options are the smallest anemone fish and gobies.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:37 AM   #37
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Hey thanks. I kind of want a red spotted goby hopefully I can find one.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #38
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I haven't setup the tank yet because we been having problems with our heater. We had some guy come to our home to look at it but he was replacing this and that not knowing what was wrong with it so we got tired of his b.s and told him put back on the old parts and give our money back. Now I'm without heat and it's been very cold these past few nights the temp will drop down to 9*-17* outside and the whole house will freeze. We have another guy that's going to work on it in the morning so hopefully he fixes it. I'll probably setup the tank this weekend if we get everything fixed but I probably have to skip the live rock for a few weeks because getting the heater back on is going to put a big hole in my pocket.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:25 AM   #39
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The guy told me this rock was already cured he better not be lying. Here are the pics.



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Old 01-20-2013, 04:30 AM   #40
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I would recommend re-curing the rock as this link describes to make sure of the tanks readiness.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/g...ral_pagesid=59

I have always cured whether the rock was considered cured or not to make sure.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:22 AM   #41
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Hey thanks I'm just going to let everything die off by not doing a W/C for a few weeks.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:54 AM   #42
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Water is starting to clear up. I saw a yellow clown goby in person today and like it so that's what I'm going to get when the tank is ready. He said he wanted like $17 for it and I know they are under $10 so I don't know about that.

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Old 01-21-2013, 05:26 AM   #43
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Man I'm just having 2nd thoughts about this tank. I f I think about it I should of just got a high light for my 29g and a CO2 88 Kit. This is going to be more money on SW and upgrades then I thought. What do I do?
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #44
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If you keep things simple, it won't be super-expensive.

What exactly is causing you to have second thoughts? You can add things slowly, over time.

The only thing I would do is buy a used AC70, modify it to be a refugium and add it to the tank when you can afford it. You'll be able to hide your heater and such in there. And maybe add some more rock to build up your scape - you can buy dry rock, which will only cost you a couple bucks.

Beyond that, it'll just be letting your tank grow and age. Maybe add easy corals here and there. Just keep it very simple and it could turn into a real beauty.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:56 AM   #45
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I was having 2nd thoughts on this but now I'm just going to keep going since I already started. I'm going to get a k nano pump on Friday from a guy on another forum and i want to do the ac70 mod later on. After I do that it would need a light so i will use the stock light and upgrade the tank light with a par38 reef light.
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