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Old 06-09-2007, 02:04 PM   #16
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I'm not sure if he ('killer', my 2.5' purple mouth moray) was in the tank in that shot, but the way they curl up/hide behind stuff I wouldn't be surprised if he is. Here he is, and some other species I had in that tank (after killer got bigger. He was supposedly full grown when I got him, and was a mis-labled species. His true species is very rare (nothing special about that, as there's tons of rare species of eels that pop up in stores), so it took a while for me to finally ID him when I realized that he was getting bigger. The store let me swap him since they sold him to me as a different name/told me he was full grown. The next inhabitants were a clown triggerfish and clownfish. (I knew they weren't compatible, unfortunately I never got to see the clown trigger mature enough to get vicious and kill the clownfish. The tank was sold before I moved cross country.)
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:08 PM   #17
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this is another tank I had before I moved, this one was totally not worth keeping though. It's a mini/nano/pico/etc tank (whatever buzz word they're currently going by haha). It was about half a gallon, it was so gorgeous. Corals, 1 tiny fish, plants, 3 phase lighting (daylight, dusk (which was awesome blue actinics), and moonlight). Everything was all custom rigged up, the filtration, lighting, and the shell, which I made from a sheet of rigid aluminum. Thing was sooo pretty, but was insanely hard to keep stable due to the minimal water volume. Evaporation was controlled by an IV drip unit, it was a real pita. Literally half an hour a day needed on that tank, just wasn't worth the time. I would only need to spend that much time a week on killer's tank, and the waste levels in there were a million times higher.
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Old 06-30-2007, 02:33 PM   #18
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Awesme. Totally, awesome. I made a couple fishtanks, but i just slapped them together with silicone. Your tank looks really well done.
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:51 PM   #19
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Thanks a lot!

I'm pretty obsessed with fish, but I just moved from MA to FL, and have no current tank. I've made a deal with myself that I won't get another tank til I can comfortably afford my dream fish (Green moray eel - they get about 6' though, so tanks need to be over 1,000 gallons for them to be comfortable. That'll be thousands, so in a few years hopefully I'll be in the fish game again!)


What kinds of fish do you keep?
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Very nice. I've been thinking about doing something like this in my turtle's tank. I was thinking to make some small caves for her food to hide in; hopefully the fish will last longer that way. I was also thinking about building in some places to put plants.

How slick is it when finished? Will moss adhere to it?
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what you said is what you mean
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Have you started any new fish tanks since then, Joeyboy?

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