Bongo Shrimp

Bongo Shrimp's 25g Tide Pool

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Ok, so I'm starting my tide pool tank. It will be a predator tank with anglers. I got just a simple cheap kit with a tank, filter, light, and hood. The lights are CF for now but I'm 90% sure I'll switch to T-5 since I have an old retro fit kit laying around from my biocube before I went to LEDs. Also will be adding a nano skimmer eventually and a heater hopefully by friday.

 

I really set this tank up solely because of an angler I fell in love with. I didn't do too much planning so I'm not exactly sure what else will go in it. It is one of those things that I'll figure it out as I go. The theme is supposed to be tide pool like so maybe some sponges or seaweed but NO MACRO!

 

10g Glass Breeder

Aqueon Filter (for a 10g, came in the kit)

CF T-12(?) Light (came in the kit)

 

~8.75lbs of Cured LR

~3lbs of Dry Sand

Seeded with some Live Sand from a ~6 year old reef tank.

 

 

Livestock:

Hopefully on Friday (if params are good) a Wartskin Angler (A. pictus)

Some Hermits

A Few Tiger Trochus Snails

 

Some bad pics from my iPhone:

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The star of the tank for now:

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And here's Waldo as he has been named by the guys at the shop. He eats frozen krill and squid.

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So, what do you think of it so far? It's a beginning, I think.

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sweet aquascape!!!

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Awesome tank!!!!!

I am LOVING that angler, I want one hella bad now that I seen yours lol

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Nice fish, and love that piece of rock you have. Can't wait to see the fishy home.

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Ok that is to cool that he lets you hold him :wub:

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Wow thanks guys! I can't believe you all think a small tank with nothing but rock in it is so cool. I must be doing something right. And yeah he doesn't LOVE when I hold him nut he will just sit there sometimes in my hand.

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Tagging along to see Waldo in his new digs!

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Where's....

 

No can't quite do it.

 

 

But hey following. Even without much planing we know this will be greatness.

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Just got through reading about an Angler setup in coral magazine. How cool you are doing one. Looking forward to see what you decide to add. The setup I read about had some macro, blasto, leather & I believe a brain in it. Love the arch you made with the rock.

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Thanks guys! If you have the link to the article I'd love to see it. Or is that in the newest issue? (I get the magazine)

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Just got through reading about an Angler setup in coral magazine. How cool you are doing one. Looking forward to see what you decide to add. The setup I read about had some macro, blasto, leather & I believe a brain in it. Love the arch you made with the rock.

That was a cool tank. It was Inken Krauses right?

Last issue?

 

Btw the current issue is awesome!!

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That article was in the May/June issue near the back.

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I'll have to go look...

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Nice rocks and awsome angler!! This should be cool.

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Ok, got the T5s on there. I took them from my old biocube hood before I had the LEDs on the reef. They are fine for all LPS and some SPS. They are 20" Nova Extreme T5s and I have four, two daylight and two actinic.

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Sure is bright for the little tank. B)

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Well, I went to the LFS today to see Waldo but he has velvet now. We're going to dip him this week to see if he gets better but IDK. :tears: :tears: :tears:

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Arriving on Friday(?):

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Haha thanks. It'll be nice to add some color to the tank!

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