Jepoy's 45 gallon beginner reef tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by jepoy, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    I'm not home yet so I can't take a pic, but I did a quick google to find something similar and it looks just like in the image below. Again that isn't my tank

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  2. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Anything with claws is evil.

    That being said, I always had blackfooted trochus snails, and they would fling off hermits. It is amazing to watch. I had smaller hermits (zebra, scarlet, and some blue), but they would only get to the dying/sick snails. Otherwise I would see them getting flung off. Trochus are so self sustaining. They can easily flip themselves back over and fling things off. They also breed like nobody's business (which was bad, because I would get baby snails growing up inside pumps, skimmers, etc.
     
  3. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Pretty cool, I'd like to see a trochus fling off a hermit. I have seen a hermit crab jump from his shell to an empty shell, decide it wasn't his size, then jump back to his original shell. Some trippy stuff.


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  4. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Went to Petco yesterday after work to pick up some equipment, took a glance at the poor fishies in their saltwater tanks and I saw one mandarin! She looked absolutely unhappy in one of those horrendous tanks. I wanted so bad to rescue her from that place but I'm not so sure how safe it would be to get a fish from petco. The only other fish in the tank with the mandarin was a wrasse that looked to have white stuff on it (I'm assuming ick). Does anyone have experience with buying fish from petco? Is it as bad as people say it is?


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  5. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    It's bad don't do it.
     
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  6. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    yes
     
  7. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Ok then, staying away from petco fish.. poor mandarin tho.


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  8. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    You need to save the poor Mandarin from sure death :(
     
  9. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    What about the poor wrasse covered with ich?


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  10. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    If only I had a QT tank setup I'd save her. Probably swing by there again tomorrow and see if she's still there.


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  11. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Believe me, I want to save every single fish in that store.. even the poor bettas trapped in those small jars


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  12. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Any latest pic of your tank?


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  13. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Yea, ask them if you can see them feed it.
     
  14. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    yea does he look skinny at all?
     
  15. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Tank is not very photogenic at the moment, still going thru the ugly green and brown phase lol. But I'll post some soon.


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  16. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    I'll do that, but I wonder how the folks there will react. I'm guessing that mandarin is not tank bred and therefore still eats pods. But if the mandarin somehow eats fish food I'm buying it right there and then including a QT setup! Lol


    She looked okay, not that skinny.. but I'm guessing she's new there.


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  17. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

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    Finally a tank photo I can be proud of! Ugly brown algae has started to subside.. still a lot of green but not as bad as before.


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  18. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Nice work! Looks like tank is making progress.


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  19. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Rocks looking really good!


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  20. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    looks great! Cool how that tall rock is almost at the surface.
     

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