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Re: New Possible Forest Tank

Post by Hero on September 30th 2011, 1:53 am

This may be good news to some of you... But after much consideration, I'm thinking of going with the 40. I want to be able to have some tall macros. The island setup would still apply.

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Post by ~ocean on September 30th 2011, 1:57 am

Horray! That's great news! Please keep us posted! Very Happy

So what kind of puffers do you plan to have?

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Post by Hero on September 30th 2011, 2:01 am

I did an inquiry on TPF and it seems that no species of puffer are suitable for the temperate 40 setup. However, a species of boxfish might work. The tank will most likely be fish-less, with the exception of a goby or sculpin, in the beginning.

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Post by ~ocean on September 30th 2011, 2:21 am

I vote for boxfish! (or cowfish) but have fun with the tank!

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Post by Hero on September 30th 2011, 2:24 am

Definitely. The tank is going to be a predominant forest tank, but I'm going to incorporate anemones and sponges into the design. It is my hope that the anemones will stay around the roots of the kelp and macros but I guess they'll move to where they want to be.

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Post by ~ocean on September 30th 2011, 2:39 am

Cool! So where are the kelp gonna go?

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Post by Hero on September 30th 2011, 2:46 am

On the rocks of the islands. Nearer to the top but not exactly on the top. Smaller macros will be placed on the lower reaches of the islands, but there is going to be less density. I'm envisioning kelp roots on the islands. I want the tank to be very clean overall and not cluttered.

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Post by ~ocean on October 1st 2011, 8:21 pm

How's the tank going? The island part sounds very intriguing. I look forward to pics and details! Very Happy

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Post by Hero on October 1st 2011, 8:42 pm

It's good. I'm just getting everything together to see what else I might need. By the looks of it I'm going to need more aragonite.

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Post by ~ocean on October 1st 2011, 8:51 pm

Are the islands going to be made of aragonite sand?

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Post by Hero on October 1st 2011, 8:54 pm

No. Simply put, by islands I mean cluster of rocks. I need the aragonite to help maintain the pH.

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Post by ~ocean on October 1st 2011, 8:56 pm

Oh cool. So do you plan on using aquarium glue to hold up the rocks?

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Post by Hero on October 1st 2011, 9:05 pm

If necessary yes; in fact it will probably be necessary as I am going to attempt an elaborate rock display. Very Happy

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Post by ~ocean on October 1st 2011, 9:06 pm

Yea! I look forward to pics! So will this forest tank be temperate? And what kind of cowfish or puffers are you looking into?

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Post by Hero on October 1st 2011, 9:14 pm

Temperate of course. Smile

After my TPF inquiry it would seem that the only species suitable are fugu species, but they would eventually outgrow the tank. The only species I would consider is the Ornate but as I said before I'm not going to have any large fish in their for a while. Just gobies and sculpins.

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Post by ~ocean on October 1st 2011, 9:46 pm

Okay! So will the 10 become the sump?

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Post by Hero on October 1st 2011, 10:00 pm

Yep. I just need to divide it into fuge, bioballs, rubble, and skimmer sections.

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Post by ~ocean on October 11th 2011, 11:38 pm

How's the tank coming?

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Post by Hero on October 12th 2011, 12:17 am

It has yet to be filled. I am definitely going to need more aragonite though.

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Post by ~ocean on October 12th 2011, 12:45 am

Nice. Sorry to ask but pics? Very Happy we all love pictures!

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Post by Hero on October 12th 2011, 12:58 am

I'll see what I can about pictures later this week.

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