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 Unwanted Gift..., Yes...
Jayesh
Posted: Jun 12 2009, 05:04 PM


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I wasn't planning on getting another tank just yet, seeing as work on the 150 gallon is still going on, but I just got a 15 gal nano from a friend who is moving away.
It came with food, filter, heater, inverts, coral and all water testing equipment.

It has a pile of tufa and ocean rock and there is also three chunks of live rock as well as a red mushroom coral, two button polyps, a Kenya Tree coral and a bullseye mushroom coral. It also has some snails: 2 Cerith Snails, 1 Nerite Snail, 2 Astraea Snails and 1 Nassarius snail. The shrimps living in it are: 1 white shrimp, 2 bumble bee shrimp and 1 Red Skunk Shrimp. It also has: 1 Christmas Tree Worm, 1 Dwarf Bispira Feather Duster, some Bristlestars that apparently came with live rock, 1 Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab, 1 Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crab, 1 Mini Zebra Hermit Crab, some shells for the hermit crabs, some caulerpa and 1 Emerald Crab. It is only home to three fish - a Neon Goby, a Citron Goby and a Fire-fish.

I'm not sure if these names are correct, or if the tank is correctly stocked or compatible - my friend told me this info. It seems pretty active, but the neon goby seems to nip at the fire-fish now and then, and the firefish doesn't retaliate, it just stops and lets the neon goby attack it.

This tank looks pretty busy. I have fed it and the emerald crab, as well as the fish and shrimp are feeding well. The hermits don't seem to feed. I feed them the Tetra Marine Granules XS, Tetra FreshDelica Brine Shrimp and Tetra Marine Flake XS I got with them. I tend to sprinkle some flake at the top and then throw in some granules at the same time. The citron goby and firefish feed at the top, while the emerald crab, shrimp and neon goby feed at the bottom and middle.



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Broxandval
  Posted: Jun 12 2009, 06:28 PM


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Hi Jayesh
Sounds fantastic !!!..... your going to have to borrow a digital camera from someone so we can have a look at it (sounds like your going o be clicking away for a while what with the ponds new fish etc laugh.gif
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sabrillo
Posted: Jun 12 2009, 11:17 PM


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Sounds like you really have your hands full. What a nice friend to give you that salt water set up.

When we staioned in Puerto Rico, my husband had a salt water tank. We caught all our own fish and had some beautiful shrimp as well. The colors of salt water fish just can't be beat.

Enjoy.
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Broxandval
Posted: Jun 13 2009, 12:05 AM


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QUOTE (sabrillo @ Jun 12 2009, 11:17 PM)
Sounds like you really have your hands full.  What a nice friend to give you that salt water set up.

When we staioned in Puerto Rico, my husband had a salt water tank.  We caught all our own fish and had some beautiful shrimp as well.  The colors of salt water fish just can't be beat. 

Enjoy.

Hi Sabrillo
I can vouch for the abundance of some stunning Mairine fish in Puerto Rico after visiting it's shores twice in my Royal Naval days smile.gif
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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
Time Zone GMT

Note:-
Vals birthday 19/3/59

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Jayesh
Posted: Jun 13 2009, 07:02 AM


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Haha yes, I need some photos!

Plus this tank seems pretty easy to look after seeing as it's already set up.

The firefish is still being nipped at by the neon goby.


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Robyn
Posted: Jun 13 2009, 08:30 PM


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Sounds like a great tank! I have a lot of the same animals. My clownfish nips at my firefish like your neon goby nips at your firefish. My firefish also just sits there and takes it! So far though, he's okay. I want to see photos too! I wish I had a little hitchhiker bristlestar. My Nassarius snails and zebra hermit crab love sinking shrimp pellets; I add in two once a week, and they go nuts fighting over them. What are you feeding the corals and feather dusters? They need minute foods in the water column. I would say the tank if fully stocked, maybe a bit over (mine is over a bit too).


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Jayesh
Posted: Jun 14 2009, 04:14 AM


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Aww...it's sad to hear it's overstocked.
As for the nipping, I read up and found some info about neon gobies and apparently they are a species of cleaner fish - so maybe this behaviour is natural?


Do corals take up a lot of the stocking?

I have not fed my corals or bristleworms anything...will they like liquid fry food?


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sabrillo
Posted: Jun 14 2009, 09:31 AM


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QUOTE
Hi Sabrillo
I can vouch for the abundance of some stunning Mairine fish in Puerto Rico after visiting it's shores twice in my Royal Naval days 
rgrds
broxandval 


Brox,

I grew up on a tiny island in Hawaii and the fish there were spectacular. Of course, no one I knew had salt water tanks, I guess we could just go snorkeling and see it in all it's natural splendor. There were many wading pools among the lava rocks where they would be an abundance of fish, anenomes, snails and crabs. It truely was a wonderful place to be a child. Too bad I didn't realize it then........

My dad however, had a koi/goldfish pond.

Can someone tell me how the quote thing works?
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sabrillo
Posted: Jun 14 2009, 09:33 AM


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Never mind, the quote worked this time.
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Robyn
Posted: Jun 14 2009, 08:37 PM


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Corals take up some of the room as far as being included in stocking. There is no exact recipe like there might be in freshwater with one inch of fish per gallon or whatever.

You don't want to add liquid fry food. I buy "Coral Frenzy" which is coral food and also frozen foods with particles of various sizes. I will melt out say brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, various marine frozen foods, and add Coral Frenzy and saltwater and then pour it in to mini ice cube trays which I re-freeze. Each day, I melt out just one cube in to saltwater. That way the fish get a lot of variety daily instead of a lot of one food that's way too much and wasted.

The mushroom corals don't require a lot of food (getting most of their energy from symbiotic algae). The polyps need a little more. The tree coral needs the most for what you have. I have a Duncan LPS (long polyped stony) coral which has long tentacles and wraps around the food I put in and also a Xenia which constantly opens and closes gathering food from the water column.

You have bristleworms? Most are harmless but marine aquarists rarely want them.


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So I was looking at all the photos of these animals and stuff and i have to say the Neon Goby looks sooo cool!! I almost want to start up my own saltwater tank just for that! Especially if I can find a Sharknose Goby. Those just have the best of both worlds lol. Is you're the yellow striped one or the blue?

Also, I don't know if this applies, but one site I was on once said that it's about 4 gallons an inch of fish. I don't know if that includes all that coral and stuff though.I can't wait till you get your camera!!!


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Jayesh
Posted: Jun 15 2009, 03:12 PM


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My neon goby is the standard blue/white one. I was also looking around your marine pages and I found your Emerald Mithrax eats coral...would it eat any of mine?

Thanks, Robyn, I will pop into a local fish store to see if they have any 'Coral Frenzy' or anything of the like. I don't want dead coral!


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Robyn
Posted: Jun 16 2009, 01:07 PM


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My first Emerald mithrax crab would sit and pick on my star polyps. I moved him to another tank, and he's since died. I more recently got another one because I couldn't stand the bubble algae. Grabby Too hides most of the time. The bubble algae hasn't gone down but he also hasn't bothered the corals to any real extent. They're supposed to be the only reef-safe true crab.


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Jayesh
Posted: Jun 16 2009, 02:17 PM


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I read up and found Porcelain Anemone Crabs are reef safe too but are not recommended as they need anemones and are reported to attack clownfish (who will attack them back and end up killing the crab). Not sure if this is true or not.

The mithrax is still scuttling around, and he does nothing about the algae (but I think I have hair algae).


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kENNY
Posted: Jul 16 2009, 08:02 AM


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Jayesh - That is awesome! I want a 55gal Flatback Hex [SW] SOOOOO bad!

I've made my 55 & 75gal's Priorities though...I don't want to get to far ahead of my self...

I keep remembering fish and just add them into the stocking list...LOL

Me overstock? Never!!
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