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 Post subject: New tank set up
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:24 pm 
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Here is a 30g I set up for 2 ruby greens (1m/1f) and one crested goby. I will add a few more females later on and they may get an upgrade to a 55g as well. But for now here it is, let me know what you think any critiquing is welcome.
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There's no fish in it yet, it will get a second sponge and a HOB before they get moved. I will be putting in the female ruby green and the crested goby and giving them time to settle in before my male comes.

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im a huge fan of the more natural look like you have here, Id try and hide the sponge filter somewhere though.
Every tank I have has plastic plants and rocks in it, even the bare bottom ones.
I like it alot though Fern.


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 Post subject: Re: New tank set up
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it looks nice. Different rocks, and filter, and I don't have plants, but otherwise looks just like my fulu's 30 gallon! Ie white sand 30 gallon tank :lol:


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I would look for a little bigger sponge filter when you add more fish. I think that sponge is rated for a 10 to 20 gallon tank. Other than that the tank looks great.

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looks good. hopefully he wont be to mean to the female.

should help produce a lot of new fry!!!

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Yes, the sponge that's in there is pretty useless. I will be putting some real sponges in there rated fro 30g+ or so.
I tried to make as many caves in the rocks as I could while still keeping it stable and easy to clean, I managed to keep it at 4 rocks. I think that will be enough cavework for easy escape routs and if I need to thicken the plant corner for her to hide better I will, I have plenty more where they came from. I know the crested goby will take the ground floor of it. I'm hoping the goby will work as the mutual enemy. He can take the abuse well as well as give a little, but never give chase. My goby and Sybil (F RG) have been living together for quite some time and they do quite well. He can take the abuse but when he is all done taking it he flairs up and she knows its time to back off.

I gave up trying to hide equipment in my tank a long time ago, I know its there, you know its there so why hide it?

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I would agree with Big Jim, get a bigger sponge. The bigger the better. I would also put some rocks in the other corner for her to hide just incase the male takes over the left corner.


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I put in a bigger sponge. I may give them an emperor 400 as well. The female ruby green and the goby got moved over today. She has taken to the plants more than the rocks. If she decides she likes the rocks I will move the plants to the middle and make another rock pile in the other corner.

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She took a liking to the rock so I made a second pile in the other corner and moved the plants about some. I tried to make it 2 separate territory's. I will post pics of the new layout soon for critiquing.

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