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55g saltwater tank

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fish Forum' started by bouncer36, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Great had my water tested yesterday everything was at zero. Yay bought me three of the yellowtail damsel to replace the ones that had died when I get my next paycheck getting my first clown fish. Here the new pic
     

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  2. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Looking really nice. Are you planning on some type of background ?
     
  3. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Yeah I want to but hubby said we should have put that on before we put the tank there
     
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    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    It's alot easier to put a back ground on before the tank is set up...that's for sure. lol I put a back ground on a 20g after it was set up and running, wasn't an easy task but I got it on.
     
  5. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I have put them on my 55's that are setup, you just have to use a TINY bit of vegetable oil and slowly push it across the back...it's easier if one person pushes from the side and a second guides it along the back by reaching your hand across the top and guiding it from the top...works even better if someone can get under the stand and guide it from the bottom as well...any bubbles I use a broom stick and run it across the back .
     
  6. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks I may just have to try that
     
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  7. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    When we painted the back of our 55g (also needed to relevel the stand), we went ahead and tore down the tank. We got a couple big rubbermaid totes (25 gallons each) and split up the fish, decor, and gravel between the totes. Put a filter on each one also. Leveled the stand, cleaned up the tank and painted the back of the tank. Needless to say that it did tie up our dinning room for a weekend.
     
  8. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    I found this little creature in my tank this morning is it a baby snail? I know I didn't put it in there
     

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    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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  10. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Don't see a snail in the picture but that does look like aptasia at the bottom of the rock
     
  11. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    What is that? Good or bad?
     
  12. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    In the picture it's the anemone looking thing hanging off the bottom of the rock, it's definitely BAD they will reproduce and take over your tank. They are tough little buggers to kill and even worse once an outbreak happens. Do a google search for aptasia and how to kill aptasia and you should find plenty of information...I think most use limit juice injected directly into the mouth but don't quote me on that.
     
  13. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Just noticed I think it's spelled Aiptasia
     
  14. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    How's your tank (saltwater ) coming along? Any changes/updates?