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Dobrzemetal

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Just sat down after 10 hours of learning how to set up the aquarium. Im happy with the aquascaping job I did and the overall quality of the tank (55gallon). Although my wallet is hurting pretty badly, I think I made a good investment that will bring alot of enjoyment. I only have 1 picture at this point, but tomarrow, when the small particulate and salt settles I will take some more pictures after we annihilate Tennessee. So far I have 2 damsels(my girlfriend has already named them) in there with about 75% dry rock and the other 25% purple coraline live rock, with the main peice in the center that is really cool!. I Also picked up one of the newest octopus protein skimmers that I will be using once the tank is up and going. Untill then I will be hanging out. :cool:

 

Tommycs

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#2
I like your somewhat different take on the Aquascaping. Assuming your going to be adding an octopus eventually, Make sure it has enough places to hide.
 

CaptFish

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#3
:grin: very nice
 

Dobrzemetal

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After doing some thinking, I decided to add more rocks like you said. I also changed a bulb to an acitinic, trying to get that coralline to grow eventually. Anyways, I think this is it.

 

Tommycs

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Looks even better now. So what do you plan on keeping in it? It is a little on the small side for a Briareus.
 

Dobrzemetal

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Yea, I would like a briareus its really depending on what is available when i'm ready for him. I think I may be able to catch one in the wild because I don't live to far from the keys so, we will see what happens when the time is right. I'm just happy right now with 4 damsels and 3 hermit crabs, Although there is one damsel (I named Richard, because hes a dick) that is a total bully that I may have to remove. If not, I will make sure he is Octo food and save the others.
 

bluespotocto

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If you are going to keep an octo it would also be good to have some small pepples of shells in the sand. They like using them to build there den and use them for doors.
 

Dobrzemetal

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I guess ill throw some other shells in there, so far all I have put in there is bigger hermit crab shells from the craft section in michels because I hear they will kill each other for their shells when they grow bigger. Also, Do you guys think a hummelincki would be better then a briareus for the size tank?
 

DWhatley

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#10
55 would do well for hummelincki or aculeatus but is really too small for a full grown briareus (my 65 split is a bit too small as well but I would still get another as the tubes add some length and I have a 35 gallon sump).
 

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