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Jdiaz0926
11-15-2015, 11:22 AM
I just started a my first salt water tank. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/15/72ea902df1435ac9986e704f427f71ff.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/15/d2dae12800d053cf25c34374718f49f4.jpg[IMG]http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/15/847d27aafe10d47eee314717cf53ab35.jpg


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Murfman
11-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Sadly, I don't think the starfish will make it. They feed on micro fauna that lives in the sand bed. They are also known to eat corals, or more accurately, the algae that lives in the corals.

Levi
11-16-2015, 11:49 AM
Sadly, I don't think the starfish will make it. They feed on micro fauna that lives in the sand bed. They are also known to eat corals, or more accurately, the algae that lives in the corals.

it will be fine if you feed it frozen krill or something of that sort but you dont want it if you want corals. Chocolate Chip starfish are cool to start but once you start getting corals you will see that it loves to eat them and then you will hate the starfish.

Levi
11-16-2015, 11:50 AM
Oh btw AWESOME that you got into saltwater! What size tank do you have? It looks like the corner is rounded, is it glass or acrylic?

Jdiaz0926
11-17-2015, 12:25 PM
It's a 12 gallon bio cube.

I have always wanted salt water. I currently have a tank in my office as I am a mental health therapist and it's a great therapeutic tool in our office.


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ShankStripedLyretail
11-17-2015, 09:37 PM
Welcome to the madness! I hope you get your share of stress relief from the tank, however it's a love/hate relationship. It can cause you sleepless nights and debt, but it's worth it lol :D

Research into any possible thing that may be bought for the tank will pay off 10x over no matter what the cost of the buy may be. If you haven't already, you should look into quarantine procedures, RODI units, a refractometer, and a test kit to keep everything happy and stable. Stability and patience are key in the hobby. Nothing good happens fast.

There's tons of advice here, all over the web, and some awesome reading materials by hobby greats. Your clownfish pair look happy and hunky, and if you ever decide to upgrade, your chocolate chip will be right at home in a sump ;) hope to see you at a meeting!

Levi
11-17-2015, 09:39 PM
It's a 12 gallon bio cube.

I have always wanted salt water. I currently have a tank in my office as I am a mental health therapist and it's a great therapeutic tool in our office.


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Best therapy for me after a stressful day is to sit down and stare at the fish while drinking a chelada! So cool that you are integrating it into your therapy office as a tool.