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2g Mantis Tank

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Here's a shot of the G. chiragra:

 

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she's about 3.25" - 3.5" long and absolutely can destroy most snails and crabs. I'd put my money on her vs. an O. scyllarus :o

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clifford513

Man, she's purdy!

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Sac_State

I'm bummed...I lost my peacock mantis this morning. I had her for a bit over a year. I'm thinking she had a problem with her shed... so sad, she was a very interesting and interactive critter.

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petkingdom619

thats pretty cool man.

i like this video^

would a 24 gallon be to big?

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clifford513
I'm bummed...I lost my peacock mantis this morning. I had her for a bit over a year. I'm thinking she had a problem with her shed... so sad, she was a very interesting and interactive critter.

Sorry to hear. They do have personality.

 

thats pretty cool man.

i like this video^

would a 24 gallon be to big?

Cool video. Size really depends on the species you intend to acquire.

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travisurfer

watch out for teh kitteh- it might get hurt

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DrCooper

those things FREAK me out!

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Needreefunds
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I can haz mantis pweez?

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clifford513
I can haz mantis pweez?

Pweez stay away from my fricken tanK! U R driving me crazy!

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clifford513

Diatoms have appeared. Added a few more zoa frags, a cerith, xenia, and an almost dead piece encrusting gorg that I hope to revive. Changed the scape as one zoa rock was slightly larger than expected. League is doing great and eats something everyday. Updated photos:

 

FTS

 

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Top down (notice the planaria, plan to get some Flatworm Exit for both my tanks)

 

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Can't wait till the frag swap on the 17th :)

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clifford513

This tank is hard to photograph! Here are some updated shots...

 

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And heres a FTS with the light from Tashayar (thanks again :) )

 

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Sorry for the quality and flash :mellow: League is doing great. He usually is out and about at about 7:00 PM.

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Lalani

More pichers of League plz. :flower:

 

Looks great, Cliffy, those shrooms look happy!

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That was right after a 3/4g water change. My xenia is po'ed though, for the past three days. Everything else seems very happy. I will try to get some good shots of League. Gonna try my tripod on Sunday, after the frag swap. Your pics make me hate mine ;) I actually think this is my favorite tank ever. I have another one I may set up beside it, idk.

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Lalani

Another tank.. already?? You sound like me. :happy:

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danktank
thats pretty cool man.

i like this video^

would a 24 gallon be to big?

 

no joke quick work.

 

on another note. Sweet tank dude.

 

i was too worried about putting a mantis in my 2.5 but now im dead set on it. i might have to downgrade the lights tho (im in the process of getting a 50 MH) ive always wanted one.

 

again, amazing tank :D

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Another tank.. already?? You sound like me. :happy:

I also have a 29g to set up :happydance:

 

no joke quick work.

 

on another note. Sweet tank dude.

 

i was too worried about putting a mantis in my 2.5 but now im dead set on it. i might have to downgrade the lights tho (im in the process of getting a 50 MH) ive always wanted one.

 

again, amazing tank :D

Thanks! I <3 League. I feed him everyday, just can't resist. He swims up into the water column in a zip and captures whatever I offer. Seems easy to care for. I hope he molts successfully. That is my only concern.

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danktank

how often do they molt?

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clifford513

I'm not sure. Seems to be the time for potential problems though.

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danktank

oooooOOOOOooooo :unsure: good luck i wish League the best of luck w/ his dibness

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clifford513

Thanks. They really are interesting fellows :happy:

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tinyreef

lol @ cat entranced with the tank. :lol:

 

see? i like that black sand look. that's what i want! *sigh*

 

;)

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clifford513

One factor to adding the black sand was that I knew there would be enough flow to keep it clean. League keeps it kicked up and the filter creates so much flow that it creates a hollow in the front. The main factor was just that I had it :D Black sand it doable if there is enough flow to keep detritus from settling.

 

I love your pico just like it is :happy: The cat is constantly trying to put his paw in the tank and I even caught him drinking the water :o His water bowl was full, btw. I really think he is just trying to cause me to have a breakdown :mellow:

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weefs
Eh, what's all the hub bub?

 

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Much good cat I see it is best! I liek you mantis bug. Plz forgive the englith no? My wife fix for me when she look she spake the good englith i do not.

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clifford513

Here today, gone today :lol:

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Needreefunds

Wassup wif weef?? :huh:

 

Happy lookin' shrooms Cliff.

 

And a +1 to moar League shots pweez. :happy:

 

 

Oh, and I could have used that enough flow advice before I set up my 5.5 contest tank. :angry:

 

:P

 

Tank looks shweet. B)

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