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01-09-2008, 12:07 AM
now, be aware. Control yourselves at the over whelming beauty that you are about to behold. The first photos of my tank................... with light.............. in the housing Jim built.
you ready for this?
well the light fixture at 18 inches is a bit over sized for the tank but not too bad. It sure is bright!!! Holy cow!!!
01-09-2008, 12:08 AM
well ok, it ain't all that. Rocks don't get here until tomorrow. lol So use your imagination. hehehe
01-09-2008, 12:13 AM
very nice.....very nice.....what size of tank is it???
i can't wait to see pics of it with the rock :thumb:
01-09-2008, 12:17 AM
awesome! what size tank?
01-09-2008, 12:40 AM
its gonna look great once you get the LR in there, keep up the good work:thumb:
01-09-2008, 12:49 AM
its a 30 gallon tank.
01-09-2008, 12:54 AM
looks nice........what kind of fish are you going too put in ???
01-09-2008, 02:28 AM
Nice. Do you plan to put corals in it? or is a FOWLR tank?
01-09-2008, 04:32 AM
Very cool. This forum is going SW crazy! I love it!
01-09-2008, 04:35 AM
who is flash?
Looks good mate..
01-09-2008, 04:38 AM
lol, he means the camera flash
01-09-2008, 06:08 AM
for the time being it will be a FOWLR.
01-09-2008, 08:30 AM
It ought to be an interesting tank. Have fun with it!
01-09-2008, 11:50 PM
Good luck getting fish and LR. Can't wait to see how it looks with the LR in.
What fish do you intend to keep?
01-10-2008, 06:01 AM
well as for the fish that is going to depend on what my wife says "oh I like that pretty one" then find out if it will go with our tank!! lol First off will be a
Damselfish and a Clownfish maybe. Bright and colorfull and NOT over populated is the goal. I still have reading to do.
on another note............ sure was disappointing that the rock didn't show up today!!! Crud diddly!
01-10-2008, 08:15 AM
i wouldn't go for a damselfish AND a clown in your tank. That is just a disaster waiting to happen.
Why not go for something a little more different and/or rare. Some are worth the money.......
For example, Live Aquaria have a Divers Den section, where the product you see the pic of, and buy, is the actual fish you will recieve.
How about a pair helfrichi firefish, OR mystery wrasse, OR Blackcap basslet, OR a flasher/fairy wrasse of some sort, OR dwarf angelfish, OR highfin perchlet?
There are just so many amazing and relatively small fish to choose from if you a willing to spend $50USD+ to get them.
Take for example my stock list, it has some pretty hard to get species:
1x mystery wrasse (only 3 in New Zealand)
1x blackcap basslet (only 2 in new zealand)
1x red sea desjardini tang (only 1 in new zealand but won;t fit in your tank)
1x electric blue hermit crab (very rare according to live aquaria)
and hopefully a potters angel arriving soon......
01-10-2008, 02:16 PM
it has been suggested to start with the likes of the damsel fish because they are more hearty when the tank is new? As I only have the live sand in my tank, until today, the water in well ballanced!! lol
01-10-2008, 02:21 PM
The tank looks great! But will someone please tell me what FOWLR means??
01-10-2008, 02:30 PM
FOWLR=Fish Only With Live Rock
damsels are hardy but you can easily start with a clownfish
01-10-2008, 02:40 PM
How many gallons is your tank?
01-10-2008, 05:46 PM
his tank is 30g
don't get a damsel as it will be unlikely that you will be able to add any other fish to your tank without fights occurring. Then, it will be nearly impossible to catch the damsel unless you drain 90% of the water and remove most of the rocks...... They are just not worth the hassle IME
01-10-2008, 07:44 PM
well then, no Damsels!!! In fact that is exactly wat my wife does not want. An aggressive fish!!
01-10-2008, 11:47 PM
For a 30g You could also get an urchin and a shrimp to add more interest to the tank.
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