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Texas Gypsy
03-06-2011, 05:01 PM
This is our first saltwater setup, and its been running for over a month now!

Here are some pics.
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x90/T-Cul07/IMG_0107.jpg
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Tell me what you guys think so far?

jax
03-06-2011, 05:03 PM
Awesome!

robtaylor76
03-06-2011, 05:10 PM
very nice

Sigmar
03-06-2011, 05:14 PM
Nice,,this is a 10 gallon? how many fish u got in there?

OOwl
03-06-2011, 05:19 PM
Well, you've got a great start there on a pretty tank. Do those clowns get along? I always read the different subspecies of clowns don't get along very well. Maroon clowns get HUGE, ya know.

Curious, what kind of light is on your tank?

Good luck, and thank you for posting pictures.

Typical Tony
03-06-2011, 05:42 PM
it's only been set up for a month? did it cycle?

yea i'd worry about those clowns in a small tank like that, but overall good start

Texas Gypsy
03-06-2011, 05:47 PM
Awesome!

very nice
Thanks guys!

Nice,,this is a 10 gallon? how many fish u got in there?
There is a Maroon Clown, a Tomato Clown, a Damsel, two Emerald Crabs, a Hermit Crab, a Purple-Banded Orange Lobster and a couple of snails.

Well, you've got a great start there on a pretty tank. Do those clowns get along? I always read the different subspecies of clowns don't get along very well. Maroon clowns get HUGE, ya know.

Curious, what kind of light is on your tank?

Good luck, and thank you for posting pictures.
The two clowns are best friends, the Maroon Clown just follows the Tomato Clown the whole time. And the light that's on it now is a Coralife 50/50. We originally had a Coralife Actinic bulb, but the 50/50 is the perfect color.



Thanks guys!

OOwl
03-06-2011, 06:12 PM
Gypsy, Not meaning to seem critcal but I just want your tank to be a success and for your animals to thrive. That's quite a fish load in a very small, and very new, tank. I hope you're planning on upgrading to something larger soon. Maroon clownfish grow up to six inches and become very aggressive.

Do you have more than one bulb in your light fixture? Some of the corals you've selected need a higher intensity light than the standard fixture. If you need help selecting one, just ask here.

Best of luck on your new tank. It will be fun to watch it mature and grow.

cichlidkeeper
03-06-2011, 06:15 PM
both clowns will outgrow the tank. the maroon clown will eventually decide that any fish but him needs to be gone. if i were you i would trade in one or both clowns and stick with one species of clownfish in your tank. i also suggest you dont get an anemone. they arent needed for the survival of the clowns. the type you had/have in there is an atlantic species that your clowns will not host.

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i agree with Oowl. you have some type of acro or other sps in there that most likely wont survive your tank

bluenautilus2
03-06-2011, 06:20 PM
I'm amazed at the variety you've got in a ten gallon and that it's looking good. I am afraid to try a nano saltwater tank because it's so fragile

Texas Gypsy
03-06-2011, 06:45 PM
Everything is doing fine thus far. The fish show no aggression towards each other. And thanks for the info about the anemone, Ill be sure to get a new one from work that will be better for them.

RichardB
03-06-2011, 07:53 PM
Everything is doing fine thus far. The fish show no aggression towards each other. And thanks for the info about the anemone, Ill be sure to get a new one from work that will be better for them.
lol sure, everything is fine for now. just wait till your clowns grow a little bigger. After a while the only fish left would be the maroon clown.
It is not just about that particular anemone. A anemone just doesnt do well in a 10 gallon. Most of them grow too large for that size anyways. I see your sps is already dying. Basically what you are doing is burning money, but its your choice. good luck.

OOwl
03-06-2011, 08:18 PM
Gypsy, if you're going to get another anemone "from work," does that mean you work in a fish/reef store? Which store sold you this combination of fish and corals for a 10g tank?

I hope you don't feel like you're being picked on here, but you have to understand that when experienced reef keepers see SPSs under one 50/50 normal-output bulb, an anemone in a 10g tank under inadequate lighting, and fish that almost always are incompatible with one another, that it is hard for us not to alert you to the possible issues you will likely face, which your supplier really should have done (unless you ordered these animals online, perhaps).

I know it's hard when you're new and eager to put EVERYTHING you see in your first reef tank. We all understand, because we ALL had that first tank, too. I hope you see the concern here as constructive and not insulting.

Typical Tony
03-06-2011, 09:08 PM
Where are all the coralline algae? What are the water parameter like? what kind of skimmer? filter? powerhead?

cichlidkeeper
03-06-2011, 10:21 PM
your palys arent open, that says a lot about the light level.

im assuming youre not running a skimmer or any powerheads in the tank, all i see is an HOB filter.

what are your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels? ph and alkalinity?

you said you'd get another nem from work. i assume that means the one you had before died?

richard and oowl have a point. we're trying to help you and point out what can and will go wrong so that you can have the best success possible with your tank. no one likes to see a fellow aquarist fail and waste a ton of money.

Mwil3
03-07-2011, 01:39 PM
I hope things work out for you, but you have a recipe for disaster. I'll be interested to see update photos on this in the upcoming weeks...(months)

Texas Gypsy
03-09-2011, 06:37 PM
Tanks doing great nothing has died... fish, corals, ect. Water is great. And theyre not open because they were just placed into the tank.

RichardB
03-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Just for my curiosity, could you post a pic of your tank every week? like, just one full tank shot every sunday or something.

Oliphant
03-09-2011, 08:51 PM
I see a lot of corals that have died. The sps in there looks to have rtn. Not a good coral for starting a tank with.

Flapjack
03-10-2011, 09:19 AM
very nice! this makes me want to do a small coral tank =p

RichardB
04-09-2011, 09:00 PM
any updates?

RichardB
04-10-2011, 09:56 PM
still waiting for an update

REID429
04-10-2011, 10:19 PM
me 2

mtraylor
04-11-2011, 04:48 PM
I cant see any of the pics. Were they deleted?