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Featured 6 gallon saltwater aquarium!!!

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Ilovesaltwater, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Ilovesaltwater

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    Ok cool, my bad sorry, i have taken them on board :)
    Thanks alot, by the sounds of it, i may have to stick with just a coral tank, cause parents are being amnnoying grrrr
     
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    Are they being typical parents and saying no? :lol:
     
  3. Ilovesaltwater

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    yeah, ahah, they said no to fish, so i said what about a coral tank , are corals fish or organisms? and im gunna try and sneek a clownfish in in about 4 months after its up and running lol :p
     
  4. Marine Life UK

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    corals are inverts mate
     
  5. Ilovesaltwater

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    My next question, are invertes fish lol ??, sorry im top set for biology and can't remember ( my little cheeky boast there :p )
     
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    No, fish have a spine
     
  7. Marine Life UK

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    nope not fish at all
     
  8. Ilovesaltwater

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    HUGGING!, nice, i can tell them that now eheheh, you feed them right, soz im new to coral, fish i can do, coral, never had ahah
     
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    How about a tank with corals in and also things like a nice cleaner shrimp, dwarf hermit crabs, snails and stuff? Would look great in that tank you have your eye on :D
     
  10. Ilovesaltwater

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    Thats what im thinking :), maybe add a clown after a while, but your ideas great!, it won't be to difficult to care for as corals dont produce waste ( i think) and it should look good, and will be a good project :)
    How often will i need water changes?
     
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    same as if you had fish I would do really 10% every week
     
  12. Ilovesaltwater

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    how often should i feed corals?, im thinking of getting frozen cubes and buy enough for the months, then feed it slowly, so how mucha nd how often?
    Thanks
    Mike
     
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    oh, and coral colonies or frags?, which one? frags seem to be cheaper, but are they better or worse? diffrences? thanks
    Mike
     
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    If you start with soft corals they don't need feeding. Your clean up crew will eat a pellet like Crab Cuisine and also get pods off your live rock etc.
     
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    really! wow, so what do soft corals feed on then?
     
  16. Marine Life UK

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    frags are smaller and less of a dent on your pocket have a browse on our site youll see different types and also different prices, there are also frags and colonies. Also care section too.
    Id say in a small tank frags tbh as they will take up less room.

    Feeding wise depends on what type of coral.

    Also lighting will dicate which types are best for you as a beginner soft corals are the easiest and also most forgiving
     
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    soft corals need light thats about it but they will feed ie take food if offered
     
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    Photosynthesis.........

    frags are just small specimens of coral that take time to grow into colonies.
     
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    Thanks everyone, makes so much sense!!, i think i'll start with a couple of frags soft corals and see how we go :)
    Mike
     
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    do you know of any reliable sites that sell these, or do you use your local shop?
     
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