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Bongo Shrimp's 10g Tide Pool


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    Bongo Shrimp - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Bongo Shrimp's 25g Tide Pool

    :::NOW 25g:::

    Ok, so I'm starting my tide pool tank. It will be a predator tank with anglers. I got just a simple cheap kit with a tank, filter, light, and hood. The lights are CF for now but I'm 90% sure I'll switch to T-5 since I have an old retro fit kit laying around from my biocube before I went to LEDs. Also will be adding a nano skimmer eventually and a heater hopefully by friday.

    I really set this tank up solely because of an angler I fell in love with. I didn't do too much planning so I'm not exactly sure what else will go in it. It is one of those things that I'll figure it out as I go. The theme is supposed to be tide pool like so maybe some sponges or seaweed but NO MACRO!

    10g Glass Breeder
    Aqueon Filter (for a 10g, came in the kit)
    CF T-12(?) Light (came in the kit)

    ~8.75lbs of Cured LR
    ~3lbs of Dry Sand
    Seeded with some Live Sand from a ~6 year old reef tank.


    Livestock:
    Hopefully on Friday (if params are good) a Wartskin Angler (A. pictus)
    Some Hermits
    A Few Tiger Trochus Snails

    Some bad pics from my iPhone:
    photo 1 1 - Bongo Shrimp's 10g Tide Pool

    The star of the tank for now:
    photo - Bongo Shrimp's 10g Tide Pool

    And here's Waldo as he has been named by the guys at the shop. He eats frozen krill and squid.
    DSC 0292 - Bongo Shrimp's 10g Tide Pool

    So, what do you think of it so far? It's a beginning, I think.
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    My Bongo Shrimp Want To Eat Your Starfish.

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    First let me say our iPhones take pretty good pics ) and these prove it!
    Sweet crab what kind is it? I'm looking forward to watching this tank grow.
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    Bongo Shrimp - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks guys. Yeah I guess the pics aren't too bad, it's my iPhone 4 so...

    And the crab is a halloween hermit (Ciliopagurus strigatus).
    My Bongo Shrimp Want To Eat Your Starfish.

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    i've always wanted an angler. i decided to go with a mantis instead because i could house it in a 5.5g rather than a 10g, the 5.5g fit perfect on my desk top under my hutch.

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    good stuff, thought Anglers were poisonous? What happened to the fish breeding?
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    Bongo Shrimp - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I thought they were too but found out otherwise. When I hold him sometimes he puffs up a little. And as for breeding I'm working on my cards if they would spawn again, and maybe mandarins (spotted). Oh and also seahorses.
    My Bongo Shrimp Want To Eat Your Starfish.

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    Bongo Shrimp - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Ok, got the T5s on there. I took them from my old biocube hood before I had the LEDs on the reef. They are fine for all LPS and some SPS. They are 20" Nova Extreme T5s and I have four, two daylight and two actinic.
    My Bongo Shrimp Want To Eat Your Starfish.

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    Bongo Shrimp - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Well, I went to the LFS today to see Waldo but he has velvet now. We're going to dip him this week to see if he gets better but IDK.
    My Bongo Shrimp Want To Eat Your Starfish.

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    Arriving on Friday(?):
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    Poor Waldo!! Hows he doing?

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