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Might be starting my first SW in February

Post by froglover007 on October 5th 2009, 6:56 pm

As the title says, I am most likely going to start a new tank after my birthday and Christmas and all that. I am going to do a non-coral, invert only aquarium. Sounds kind of lame but I do not want to get into the corals yet. I am thinking of going with a tank that has qutie a bit of macro algea and perhaps an anemone or two. I am also wanting a kind of "Turtle Grass" effect with an anemone in the center and macroalgea surrounding. Then all I need is some hermit crabs, snails, and shrimp. Tell me what you guys think and any suggestions you have.
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Re: Might be starting my first SW in February

Post by Brent on October 5th 2009, 7:16 pm

Sounds great, except anemones need to be placed into a tank after it's been set up with stable paramaters for at least a few months, longer preferably.

Other than that it sounds like it'll work.


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Post by Hero on October 5th 2009, 8:13 pm

So i'm thinking live rock on the sides and some turtle grass filling up most of the tank. Here are a couple pics. I think it would be nice. A good sea horse set up.

http://www.unep-wcmc.org/marine/seagrassatlas/I/med_seagrass_beds_pgVI.jpg

and a good link for info. http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/volume_3/cav3i3/seagrasses/seagrasses.htm

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Post by Brent on October 5th 2009, 8:36 pm

That is really cool! It looks like a vegetable patch =]
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Post by Hero on October 5th 2009, 8:55 pm

Thats how i wanted my first SW to look. I think you could go far with this setup froglover.

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Post by froglover007 on October 6th 2009, 1:06 pm

That is the effect I would like to portray, except I am going to put some taller seaweed in the back. I am still trying to convince my mom so it might take longer than expected. THere is an elysia, elysia crispata that is very neat and would fit perfectly into this setup. I would like some colonial shrimp for the anemone too.

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Post by Hero on October 6th 2009, 10:08 pm

Where will you get the grasses?

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Post by froglover007 on October 7th 2009, 12:26 am

I will attempt to get them somehow or substitute macro-algea for them.

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Post by Hero on October 7th 2009, 5:54 pm

Good luck.

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Re: Might be starting my first SW in February

Post by froglover007 on October 7th 2009, 9:44 pm

Yeah that is what I am thinking.

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Post by Hero on October 7th 2009, 10:04 pm

Well at any rate this will be a great tank if done correctly and i have no doubt that you can do it right.

I would think about seahorses for this tank. What size tank would it be?

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Post by Bluntokian on October 7th 2009, 10:06 pm

Sea horses scare me...It should be one gorgeous tank though. Cant wait.
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Re: Might be starting my first SW in February

Post by Hero on October 7th 2009, 10:36 pm

Interesting.

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Re: Might be starting my first SW in February

Post by froglover007 on October 8th 2009, 11:37 am

Yeah the only problem with seahorses is the live food. I think i will leave fish out of this one. Would a clownfish be good in this tank though? I am going as big as possible. Right now I can afford a 55 gallon. I also want to leave some money so that I dont run out when I am stocking my FW 90 gallon.

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Post by Hero on October 15th 2009, 10:44 pm

A clownfish would work fine in a 55g.

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Re: Might be starting my first SW in February

Post by mrblobby666 on October 16th 2009, 12:05 am

you don't want to have seahorses with anemones either, as the anemones will sting them. just a heads up for anyone

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Re: Might be starting my first SW in February

Post by Hero on October 16th 2009, 3:28 pm

Thanks for that. I didn't know that.

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