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PostSubject: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 2:31 pm

Hi Everyone! hi

I am new here. New Guy Saw the link on craigslist and thought I would check it out.

I have a fairly new saltwater aquarium. It was my anniversary gift last year. End of October 2009 is when it was setup. It is 29 gallon. We have about 40# of aragonite for the bottom, about 25-30 lbs of live rock, one black & one orange ocellaris clownfish and one firefish. There are about four or five hermits, 3-4 snails (2 are bumblebee), one sand sifting starfish, a limpet (hitch-hiker). Then we have soft corals...three different types of mushrooms, three types of zoanthids, yellow polyps and green star polyps with white centers.

My clowns think the green star polyps are their anemone. They swim all in and around the coral and lay down in the 'tentacles' of it. I have attached a video of it.
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I have two sons ages 12 & 13 yrs. I also enjoy gardening, riding four wheelers and my boxers. Can't wait to get to know all of you too!!
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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 2:35 pm

very nice aquarium.

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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 2:41 pm

Hey welcome to Pirates . Great tank and glad to have you onboard.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 2:42 pm

Great pics, i hope you enjoy this forum like we do!
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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 3:05 pm

Welcome aboard!!

welcome

Nice tank & pics. It's good to see more salties climbing aboard! Gives me more experience to draw on when I finally set one up!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 3:07 pm

Thanks for the welcome! You can probably also see from the pics that I am battling a green algae. Seems that nothing short of sucking it off the rocks does anything for it.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 3:24 pm

wildbeanerz wrote:
Hi Everyone! hi

I am new here. New Guy Saw the link on craigslist and thought I would check it out.

I have a fairly new saltwater aquarium. It was my anniversary gift last year. End of October 2009 is when it was setup. It is 29 gallon. We have about 40# of aragonite for the bottom, about 25-30 lbs of live rock, one black & one orange ocellaris clownfish and one firefish. There are about four or five hermits, 3-4 snails (2 are bumblebee), one sand sifting starfish, a limpet (hitch-hiker). Then we have soft corals...three different types of mushrooms, three types of zoanthids, yellow polyps and green star polyps with white centers.

My clowns think the green star polyps are their anemone. They swim all in and around the coral and lay down in the 'tentacles' of it. I have attached a video of it.
Click to watch video.




I have two sons ages 12 & 13 yrs. I also enjoy gardening, riding four wheelers and my boxers. Can't wait to get to know all of you too!!

welcome2 Very nice pics!

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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 5:08 pm

welcome There are some blennys and gobys and crabs that will happily clean up that algae. That vid of your clown is too cute! You may want to get him an anemone soon, I have heard of clowns taking to soft corals like that and some end up really damaging the coral.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 6:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 8:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/25/2010, 9:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/26/2010, 1:01 am

That's such a cute video! One of those "make you smile" ones. Thanks for posting it. Tank looks great. I have to ask, did you start with saltwater or had you previously kept freshwater? Either way, sounds like you're doing fantastic! welcome
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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/26/2010, 8:59 am

I previously had freshwater. I posted a history in the 'how did you get into the hobby?' topic....I'll paste it here too....

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Subject: Re: How did you get interested in the hobby? Today at 4:59 am

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My mom & aunt always had filthy dirty goldfish tanks when I was growing up. Don't honestly know how they even survived in there lol. But I always wanted a tank of my own. In 1995 I set up my first 29 gallon. Fresh water "community" with a big menagerie of mismatched fish...guoramis (sp?), irredescent sharks, etc. Not a good combo but the blue guorami was my favorite and lasted until I had to tear the tank down to move back to PA. The tank stayed in the shed for about 3 yrs until I had a place to set it back up. This time I went cichlid. Again nobody warned me about the mixing so I had brichardis (bred all the time!), green severum (huge), jack dempsey (also huge & very irridescent), silver dollar, yellow lab, and one unidentified cichlid. Needless to say with all of these I had to upgrade to a 55 gallon after about a year. I sold the 29 to my aunt to help with the costs. The 55 ran until I needed to replace my flooring and tore it down and sold it. I still had the yellow lab, unidentified cichlid, jack dempsey & severum. Someone got some very healthy fish when they bought that setup.

Fast forward...we now own a larger house (bought in 11/08) and I have always wanted to try saltwater. In October (anniversary month ) I heard there was a salt only store opening nearby and just mentioned going in to look :) the rest is history. I love the guys at this fish store and haven't bought anything anywhere other than their store. They always have awesome knowledge too. Both my clowns were bred by the owner in his home tanks as well.

In another tank in my house I do have two ball pythons (one from 2005 and one 2007) and in a 10 gallon my son has a common toad for two years now! Caught from the wilds of our yard.

In my backyard I have a natural spring fed pond that is about 20x50 feet and about knee deep. I am securing the dam this weekend so it will get about a foot deeper and I can add fish without worrying that they will get out through cracks in the dam. My hubby bought me about $60 worth of fish this spring and I think we may have two or three left. I can't find the rest. The pond is huge though too. I will post pics of it sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Pennsylvania   8/26/2010, 9:01 am

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