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    Default 20 Gallon Long Shell Dweller Tank Videos & Photos Added!!!


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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.
    Last edited by jeffs99dime; 10-07-2012 at 02:08 AM.

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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
    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
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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.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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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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    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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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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    Question for those of you who keep Africans:
    Do you use Arogonite or something similar in your filters to add buffering capacity to your tank in addition to your substrate. Is it necessary? Thanks a lot.

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    These are my favorite shellies if you can find them, and here is some info about them if you are interested; http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/e_L..._stappersi.php



    Test your water before you worry about needing buffers, or maybe you already have and know that you do need them, in which case I apologize for the assumption and ignore this. It depends on your water if you need to use buffers or not. I am lucky enough to have liquid rock for water and since it's perfect for Africans I don't need to worry about it.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

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