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hi, i am in love with anglers and am wondering what would be a good tank for one? i am on a budget, and thought a biocube 14 would be good. i want to keep lots of macros too, so i thought it would be good because everything is included. any other suggestions?

thanks!

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:welcome: to NR!

 

What species were you interested in? A Wartskin (A. maculatus) would be good in a bc 14

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a wartskin would be wonderful! this is actually my second account, i lost my first one. :(

ill get the biocube soon and keep everyone updated! :)

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What do you think your are going to feed this angler? They can be sticklers about food and if you dont have a steady regimen you are screwed.

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i have a source for mollies/guppies and ghost shrimp, i will keep a bunch at my house and gutload them too. ;)

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Will you be keeping them in freshwater or saltwater?

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fresh water.

i will feed them saltwater food to get nutrents.

youve done your research, that is a very good quality ;)

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the best species is the tuberculated from hawaii if you can find a nice one. Its just my opinion but I think you should wait until you can afford a set up you really like before getting an angler.

 

In fact you could probably sucker one of our kind sponsors into perhaps a 10% discount just by pleading a sap story. coughcough picoaquariums

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i can afford it, but i want to stick to a budget. i think i want to stick with a wartskin or similar so people can help me easier if i come across problems. a picoaquariums would be great, but it dosnt come with lighting. im going to contact them and see if i can work something out. :)

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how many anglers are you thinking about for one tank?

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ok, are you thinking about corals at all for this tank?

 

a zoa or ric garden would be great along with some macros

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yeah i would love to put a ric garden, but no other corals. maybe a few nps, but i want mostly macros.

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with a macro tank, you wont even that expensive of a light. even a small pc fixture will do you. I think even a 5g is adequate for most commonly sold maculatus. I rarely see large ones for sale

 

srsly, how can you say no to this?

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i dont have very good lfs, so i think i will have to order online. is there any online place i can get maculatus?

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just google it, I bet liveaquaria has one

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with a macro tank, you wont even that expensive of a light. even a small pc fixture will do you. I think even a 5g is adequate for most commonly sold maculatus. I rarely see large ones for sale

 

srsly, how can you say no to this?

Brenda-Blackburn-tuberosus6.jpg

 

Brenda-Blackburn-tuberosus2.jpg

i want to get a tank that i wont have to upgrade when it gets bigger. where can you get one of those tuberculated?

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Unfortunately they grow too big for a 14g :( Cute though!

And they change color. It wont stay that color for long

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I was thinking the same thing with the biocube 14!

I really think I'm going to do it. :)

I'll hopefully start a thread soon if I'm 100% sure. :)

I am still trying to decide whether a mantis, or this....

I think I'm leaning on getting to a bio14, and a wartskin. :)

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i have a source for mollies/guppies and ghost shrimp, i will keep a bunch at my house and gutload them too. ;)

 

You cannot feed freshwater foods to a saltwater angler. There are different oils and other "things" in them not naturally in the diet of a saltwater fish. Doing so can make them quite sick. If it is not already trained you'll have to feed damsels or something else to keep it healthy.

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