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7 Gallon Setup

Post by Hero on April 5th 2009, 8:22 pm

Here is how i setup my 7 gallon. It was my "test" tank and i plan on upgrading to a 90+ gallon tank.

First i filled it half full with water.


I used rubble rock to decorate the tank.




Than i filled the rest of the tank. My lighting isnt that strong because do to the lack of sun in temperate regions most sessile inverts due not have symbiotic relations with algae. The only reason you would need strong lighting is for kelp.



After a while i went on a trip to the beach where i acquired limpets, chitons, bubble shells, cone snails, whelks, turbo snails, hermit crabs, and two different species of crabs. I also got some macro-algae (yet to be identified).





and there you have it, a small and easy to setup up temperate aquarium.
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Re: 7 Gallon Setup

Post by Sponge Bob on April 6th 2009, 12:10 pm

I'm jealous, With the sand, Do I use Beach sand or like reef sand?
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Post by Hero on April 6th 2009, 8:03 pm

I used beach sand as the animals i collected were from the beach therefore they were used to anything that was in the sand. Reef sand would work just as well.

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Post by Sponge Bob on April 7th 2009, 5:39 pm

I would probably use beach sand, One its cheaper and to its right at the beach =).
Lmfao I was going to ask you If I need a heater, Its cold water, course I dont need one.lol
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Post by Hero on April 8th 2009, 7:25 pm

Haha yeah. A lot cheaper in my experience.

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Post by Hero on April 8th 2009, 7:26 pm

Just a heads up the macros are growing very well Smile.

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Post by Sponge Bob on April 8th 2009, 7:50 pm

Good
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Post by pufferguy on April 28th 2009, 9:23 pm

That'll be a pretty nice tank. Looking forward to seeing it progress.

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Re: 7 Gallon Setup

Post by Hero on August 21st 2009, 4:11 am

Unfortunately i had to take the tank down but plan on starting a 30 gallon this winter.

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Re: 7 Gallon Setup

Post by Brent on September 22nd 2009, 2:08 pm

May I ask why?

I envy your beach... All we have (regarding wildlife) at ours are sticklebacks and trout in the rather small estuary, crabs, lobster, capelin, starfish, snails, jellyfish, sea-lice, shrimp, kelp, macro-algea and the occasional fish that seem to stray from far-off places, for example: last year I caught a weird see-through fish with all orange organs and a white spine. It was about 1 1/2 inches in diameter... Anyways, not much to see around the beach if you ask me... Or maybe it's a beautiful beach, and I'm just so used to seeing it that I don't find it as special as others..? Very Happy


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Post by Hero on September 22nd 2009, 6:20 pm

Well i had to focus my energies on my reef. Also i wasn't ready for another project quite then. Now i am looking for another cheap tank though. Preferably 55+. Yeah california has many nice beaches Very Happy.

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Post by Bluntokian on September 22nd 2009, 8:32 pm

Anything interesting I could set that 3 gallon up for? On the east coast
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Post by Hero on September 22nd 2009, 8:58 pm

do you have any tidepools? always a good place to look.

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Post by Bluntokian on September 22nd 2009, 9:26 pm

Lol. Its like a 3 hour drive to the closest beach. Cant exactly go check. Laughing
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Post by Hero on September 22nd 2009, 9:30 pm

Ha well if you serious....(start your own thread) i would get some sand from a beach if you think it's clean enough and get some base rock or granite from wherever just make sure its clean. I have heard that west coast species or more colorful than east coast however i don't know for sure.

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