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WhySoSerious?



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PostSubject: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:32 am

Hey Everyone!

So I figured it was about time to update you all on my new project. I am in the process of designing and building a 30 Gallon long Saltwater tank. Being as I am the only one (I feel) in this group that does not have a saltwater tank, now is the time to start.

Step 1: I have the tank
Step 2: I am going to build the stand to house a 20 gallon long DIY sump
Step 3: Light fixture and Lights
Step 4: Drill internal filter
Step 5: Get protein skimmer
Step 6: DIY Sump (lol tease)
Step 7: Set up wave type system (I know how just not what its called lol)
Step 8: Live Rock
Step 9: Coral (Im not too sure as of now which type of coral I am going to get)
Step 10: Fish (Im not too sure yet, I am hoping to have 3 or 4 fish in the tank. As of now Im thinking of a Flame Angle, 2 Black Ocellaris, and maybe one other)
Step 11: Sit back, and enjoy =D

Ill get a picture of my tank as soon as I can =P, and let me know what you think.
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:13 am

AWESOME!!!!!! banana Welcome to the Dark Side! star wars

You're not the only freshwater person, for some reason the saltwater people are just more active on the forum... Sad

Anyway! Your set-up sounds like it's going to be GREAT! And, I think your fish choices sounds great as well. My only caution would be to warn you that a flame angel might nip at your coral. It's a 50/50 chance that it will, so make sure that you want to take that chance. Flame angels are gorgeous, though... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:14 am

What lights, skimmer, and wave system are you thinking about getting?

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:27 am

That's great to hear Don! You're going to be three gallons up on me, I'm currently in the works of setting up a 27 gallon tank! banana Good luck with the setup! If you have any questions post away!

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:42 pm

I would take the risk of a 50/50 chance on the flame! Very Happy

They are beautiful! I keep a coral beauty and have never had a problem.. My neighbor used to have one too.. never had a problem. I think its more like 75/25 chance but that's JMO. If nothing else, they're not that hard to fish out..

I've heard the only thing they would cause serious damage too would be clams. As long as you don't plan on keeping clams you should be fine..
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:10 pm

Well I really am thinking about keeping a Crocea Clam. I live Coral Beauties but one of my frat brothers has one and hes upping his 20long to a 120gal so I dont want to have the same fish he has (Kind of like going to two Identical aquariums), and hes pretty much my saltwater mentor.
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:59 pm

Maybe a potters angel?
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:49 pm

Your system sounds like it will be awesome!

I had a Flame Angel for about a year and he never messed with my bubble coral or the feather duster colony I had. Though he did suicide jump out of the Tank from the only 3by4 inch area uncovered *pouts*
Also, I would get your Ocellaris as young as you can find ones you like. Clowns can be termperamental when they're young and dont know each other.
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:20 am

Nah, I like the flame. It actually grew on me so I am going with that. I like the half black, but theres just something about the flame. And I planned on young Ocellaris.
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:54 pm

Sounds good! Can't wait for some pics!!! excited

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:35 pm

Im curious, What do you guys think of the Eibli's Angelfish? I have liked this for a while, but for a 30L what do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:48 pm

I think Eibli angelfish are beautiful. So are flame angels, though. According to Liveaquaria, Eibli angels would be fine in a 30 gallon. http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+16+457&pcatid=457

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:15 am

Praise Liveaquaria! lol

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:07 am

Oh I love that site, but it still dosent hurt to see if someone has had these fish before. Especially being as I want a clam...
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:17 am

yeah personal experience with owners of the fish is nice to know. I have read that they can sometimes pick on zoas, so I'd assume there's a chance they would pick at clams. I'd like to know this too as I'm debating fish and clams at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:12 am

In the size tanks we have we can only get Crocea Clams, They only get 6" long, and surprisingly enough actually look pretty good =]
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:09 pm

Those are good looking! But I might go with an anemone over a clam, 70 to 90 is a lot of money when I think RBTA look really good. Typically you can find them for sale from people whose RBTA had split. Plus I'd love to see clowns host it Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:10 am

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:17 am

But, clams are still amazing! Maybe one day... lol

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:56 am

yeah, I really want one tho, so maybe my clowns will host my clam lol
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:10 pm

Lee at corals and fins has derasa clams for sale for 32 dollars, size LG!

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:16 pm

How's the new set-up going? Question

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:20 am

Hey Don, I know you were thinking about an Eibli dwarf angel. I came across this thread on RC: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2062433. Beautiful fish for sale, but the owner says it's nipping at all of the corals in the aquarium... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:46 am

Sorry I havent been on in a while =[. I feel like i fell of the face of the earth. But the sad news is that this tank is now being post-poned =[. I dont have the time or the extra money to get it going. I might buy some things along the way, or build them along the way, but all in all I might have to wait till the summer to start over again =/. UNLESS! I end up starting a saltwater tank for my gf. My next project will be for here so either a 55gal hex freshwater planted angel tank, or a 55 gal hex saltwater seahorse tank =P
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PostSubject: Re: 30 Gallon Saltwater   Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:18 pm

Postponing = lame. But, I understand. Wink

Keep us updated on your other aquarium projects, though! Very Happy

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