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Druid
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Location: Ireland

PostPosted: 2005.01.02(Sun)7:05    Post subject: Questions, lots of questions. Reply with quote

I have a spare 25l hex tank sitting empty at the moment and I'm considering setting it up as a nano sw tank. I've never kept a sw tank before. I don't think the tank is big enough for any sw fish but I'd like to have a go at keeping some invertabrates such as a shrimp. The tank has an UG filter and heater. If I added some live rock would this plus the UG suffice for filtration? Also can you recommend any invertabrates that would do well in this tank? I'm looking for something colourful prefrably. The only marine supplier in Ireland is Fish Antics www.fishantics.com so what ever goods and stock I need I will only be able to get from them. Thanks for your help in advance.[/url]
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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2005.01.02(Sun)7:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thow the ugf there wastes of money. if it is simply going to be an iowlr tank(invertabrate only with live rock) it would be better if you simply had 1" of substrate sufficient enough live rock the heater and a powerhead(small intake water pump). the live rock would provide bacterial filtration and as you will have no fish the bioload of the tank is going to be considerably small. do you plan on keeping corals? a nice species of shrimp for your tank could be peppermint shrimp as they are small and happily live in groups. if your going to have insuficient lighting for corals a colourful feather duster worm would look nice but you would have to feed it. I think I nice setup would be with some peppermint shrimps maybe a hermit or two and some mushroomcorals if you can get suffcient lighting(2 watts per gallon of lighting between the colour temp of 6400k-20000k)

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PostPosted: 2005.01.02(Sun)9:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have spent some time looking at Fish Antics website and the only shrimp they carry are cleaner shrimp and fire shrimp, would either of these be a good choice or am I going to have to revise my options and try a small fish but get some sort of filtration other than the LR?

The "nano fish" that I can obtain are

Royal Gramma
Purple Firefish
Firefish
Yellow Clown Goby
Percula Clown (Tank bred)
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