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    Just picked up a 20g long tank and oak stand to soon start up a Tang shell dweller tank. I have my 55 and 30g tanks, both of which were planted, SA and tetra community tanks in storage now due to space constraints. I have been researching Shelly's/ setup for a few weeks now and am very excited to finally be back in the hobby. I have wanted to keep African Cichlids for a very long time and now I will finally be able to. To be honest, a few members here have inspired me to go the Shelly route after seeing what they were able to accomplish like MCHRKiller and Northerly. I'm thinking I will go with all new filters, lighting, heater, etc. for this tank as I would like to keep the other tanks' equipment and such for those tanks when I get them back up and running. Any comments, suggestions on stocking list, equipment, substrate type, ect. would be greatly appreciated.
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    I really don't know a whole lot about shell dwellers, but I'm looking forward to seeing this set-up develop over time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    I really don't know a whole lot about shell dwellers, but I'm looking forward to seeing this set-up develop over time
    So am I. lol
    I will definitely update as I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffs99dime
    To be honest, a few members here have inspired me to go the Shelly route after seeing what they were able to accomplish like MCHRKiller and Northerly.
    I share your opinion. There have been quite a few new shellie setups over the past few months that look great. Good luck with yours.

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    OK. Who here had that cute shellie tank that was full of shells. I loved that tank and now can't remember who the tank belonged to.

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    That's it!!!!!! Thank you. I thought that tank was really cute.

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    Just picked up a glass versa top and 20lb bag of Eco Complete sand. I pick up Eheim canister and heater on Tues. I decided to keep my other Eheim canisters with their respective tanks for when I decide to set them up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus

    Wow, that's awesome! Where can you get shells like that from, or are they snails? Never heard of a tank like this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenIsbell
    Wow, that's awesome! Where can you get shells like that from, or are they snails? Never heard of a tank like this before.
    Here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Chantifrais-Es...escargot+shell
    I went with two boxes.

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