Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 40
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    3,125

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    have a pressie :-) - mitcore   Something he doesn't have - Lady Hobbs   Merry Christmas - Lady Hobbs   Donuts are yummy! - AquaBison   Merry Christmas to you as well. - ILuvMyGoldBarb   

    Default 10 Gallon Slice of the Reef


    0 Not allowed!
    Giving a reef tank an attempt for a fourth time. I figured I'd give it another go since the tank will cost me nothing out of pocket besides the living organisms.

    10 gallon tank equipment:
    - Koralia 1 (400gph)
    - CPR BakPak w/MJ 1200 (295gph)
    - Hydor Pico Evo-Mag 180 (180gph) [maybe]
    - 4x24w T5HO (might run only 2 or 3 bulbs)

    stock:
    - pair of Picasso clowns or some other nifty clowns
    - 6 blue/orange legged hermits
    - 3 nassarius snails
    - 6 cerith snails
    - 3 astrea snails
    - 1 turbo snail
    - 1 scarlet skunk shrimp
    - soft coral (primarily zoas and ricordias)
    - lps (acans and anything else I fancy)

    Current FTS:
    IMG_9701.jpg

    Plans for the week:
    - clean up tank
    - repaint stand
    - get base rock
    - get live rock
    - cycle
    Last edited by AABatteries; 08-31-2014 at 03:53 AM.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    51,769

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the rep ;-) - steeler58   My fish say Thank You - KoryKat   Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58   Enjoy your weekend my friend - Taurus   Happy Birthday. - gadget228   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I did not realize SW was even DOABLE in a 10G...this will be fun to watch develop
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    20,088

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Season's Greetings! - Rue   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Merry Christmas! - Anders247   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    SW is doable in a 10 gallon. However, that stocklist is not.

    I would stick with some of the smallest of the gobies and not add the turbo snail or more than one hermit crab
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    3,125

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    have a pressie :-) - mitcore   Something he doesn't have - Lady Hobbs   Merry Christmas - Lady Hobbs   Donuts are yummy! - AquaBison   Merry Christmas to you as well. - ILuvMyGoldBarb   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Not sure what's so wrong with the stock list... I mean, the clowns could be pushing it. I don't see an issue with the turbo. I honestly thought my CUC was a little light.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Posts
    2,155

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    I hope you get help for your betta! - Slaphppy7   Here's a crayfish for you! - Slaphppy7   You need another fish. - Compass   No Message - Fishhook   thanks for the native fish research - Fishhook   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    The CUC is fine, but I wouldn't have clowns in a 10g, you could do 2 clown gobies, or a firefish or a goby pistol shrimp pair. Oh amd don't mess up I will document this for my tank, no pressure :).
    "I've always thought that if
    I learn from mistakes that I'd make
    Even the losses into victories"

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    20,088

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Season's Greetings! - Rue   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Merry Christmas! - Anders247   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    No, that CUC is not fine. Hermit crabs need a lot to eat. You won't have enough to support 5 of them in a 10 gallon tank unless you spot feed each of them. Even then, that will no guarantee a peacefully co-existence. They will end up fighting over food and territory until there is only one crab left. This is why I suggested to start with only one of them (orange legged ones would be better). Same thing for the turbo snail. It will get to be 2 to 3 inches in size once fully grown and would likley have a hard time moving around in a 10 gallon tank with live rock. They also need a lot to eat which I can not see you providing naturally in a 10 gallon tank. Unless you start spot feeding him, he will not survive for every long.

    To put your listed CUC plan in prospective, I have one hermit crab and ~10 astra snails in my 120 gallon tank with 150 to 160 lbs of live rock in it. They have been keeping that tank clean for about a year now. This is less of a CUC than you were planning for your 10 gallon tank

    Clown fish really need at least a 29 gallon tank at the minimum. Even the smallest ones get to be 3 inches (females a little bigger). A 10 gallon is not even close to what they will need.

    Sorry if I may be coming off a little strong here, but you current stocking plan will not end well for you in a 10 gallon tank.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,168

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the clarification - Mith   A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb   sorry about your angelfish - smaug   Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R   Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    have to agree with Cliff.

    Also, another point is - crabs and the like will walk all over your corals and steal their food. Corals can handle the walking, tho you may get annoyed seeing them closed so often, but they really will steal ALL the food from the corals, even if you spot feed, the shrimp/crabs will scamper right over.

    Once I realised what hermits were like, I was quite mean to them. I didn't buy any more to keep up their numbers AND I never provided them bigger shells to grown into, they had to make do with snail shells. I had a 50gal tank with ten hermits to start, with almost 100 lbs of lr, and they were down to two before I was happy with their balance in the tank.

    You might add your planned number of them to clean up a diatom problem as you start the tank, but I would return the bulk of them once your tank stabilises.
    20gal long planted community
    5 gal planted betta

  8. #8

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    2,608

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the laugh! - BluewaterBoof   Congratulations on the return! - AmazonJoe   Thank you for your inside and suggestions - Silbar   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   You need one more for the 17ft tank lol - BluewaterBoof   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    General rule for a SW tank is less is more. Don't overstock. Cliff is spot on. You may not see anything right away if the inhabitants are small you have to project the timeline into the future and when they get bigger.
    Think with logic and rationality more than emotion. Act with moderation and consideration. Contemplate ideals and realistic goals and weigh out possibilities and options. Temper not with personal delusions or false hope but learn to accept and move on.


  9. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    3,125

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    have a pressie :-) - mitcore   Something he doesn't have - Lady Hobbs   Merry Christmas - Lady Hobbs   Donuts are yummy! - AquaBison   Merry Christmas to you as well. - ILuvMyGoldBarb   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I've had my live rock and saltwater going for a few days now. Plans are to repaint my stand tonight, clean up the tank, and get it set up dry. Then whenever I have time later this week, rock and water will be transferred from the buckets to the tank.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Posts
    2,155

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    I hope you get help for your betta! - Slaphppy7   Here's a crayfish for you! - Slaphppy7   You need another fish. - Compass   No Message - Fishhook   thanks for the native fish research - Fishhook   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Sounds good, pics?
    "I've always thought that if
    I learn from mistakes that I'd make
    Even the losses into victories"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •