Yet another 29 Gallon build...

Discussion in 'New Tank Builds' started by fattytwobyfour, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    So I'm trying to decide what to do with the tank I won today. One idea I'm entertaining is maybe housing a large carpet anemone and pair of clownfish. Anybody got any suggestions? It also has a metal halide light, which I've never used before. I've only used led, so I'm interested in seeing the difference. I know a lot of people in the hobby recommend them even over led. PSX_20161119_170619.jpg
     
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  2. graciesdad

    graciesdad Treasurer Staff Member

    I like that idea! Have you seen the red haddoni? I've always wanted one.
     
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  3. NatalieMadison

    NatalieMadison Active Member

    You are one lucky fella! Are you sure I can't take you with me to purchase my next lotto ticket? I can't wait to see what you do in your 29g cube!
     
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  4. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    Jason, I was thinking either a red or blue one. I'm thinking that I read the red ones were insanely expensive. (Like $500). But if I am going to house only one large invertebrate in a tank, it has to be something outstanding, which a red one is.

    Natalie, we can try it, but the few times I played, I didn't win. Maybe this is the week to buy a PowerBall ticket.
     
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  5. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    I have ran halides before, I'm my experience softies and some lps don't fare very well depending on intensity of the light. But an anemone might do well.
     
  6. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking just the anemone in this tank. I was going to maybe grow some neon gsp on the back glass. I wasn't sure about maybe adding some bubble tip anemones at the top of the rock work. I thought about zoas at the top, but they probably wouldn't like the light. I d9nt know about adding any sps yet. I was kinda not wanting to worry so much about calcium and alkalinity dosing.
     
  7. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    I'd try it and see how they do you never know. Maybe you could drop some in there you already have and see if they close up. If so you could just take them out and put them back. Just an idea.
     
  8. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    I figure I'll do the gsp on the back wall for sure. And at the top of the rock work I'll do either zoas or bubble tip anemones. But it'll be either a red or blue carpet anemone. I know green is more common, but not what I'm wanting.
     
  9. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Those are awesome! But I think the reds are super hard to keep. I don't have very much luck with anemones though. Lol
     
  10. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    So the Diver's Den has my carpet anemone-- only $800....
     
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  11. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    I like the blue ones too. I'll just have to see what's available. Going to start with rock and sand first. Get some water in it, and let it start cycling.
     
  12. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    So has anybody ever kept a carpet anemone? What size sand should I get? I've used fine sand (like sugar) and hated it because it blew around. I mainly use the large size sand in my tanks. But does anybody know what size would be best for the anemone? I can't find any info using Google. A lot of places are doing Black Friday sales this week, so I figured it was a good time to buy some of the basic stuff for this tank.
     
  13. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    This is what I'm talking about-- although I don't think I can fit all that in a 29 gallon. But maybe one carpet, and a couple of anemones on similar rock work.

     
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  14. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    So I just dropped like $700 for equipment for this new tank. (Some for my other tanks too). But hopefully I'll be cycling this tank in the next week or so. I'm going to go with a single mp10 for the flow in the tank for now. I've decided that I'm going to put either a red or blue haddoni anemone in this tank, and build around that.
     
  15. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    Here is a photo of the tank in my dining room:
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  16. DCHarrington

    DCHarrington Vice President Staff Member

    Very nice, I can't wait to watch the progression of this tank
     
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  17. NatalieMadison

    NatalieMadison Active Member

    I love the dark wall!
     
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  18. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    It's grey. The wall behind my 93 gallon I painted solid black. I think they look good against the color of the tanks.
     
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  19. Kim

    Kim Secretary Staff Member

    Hiya,

    Kewl! I've toyed with the idea of getting a maxi mini, but I'm afraid it'll just cause havoc.

    Kim/Benton, AR
     
  20. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour Well-Known Member

    I've never had any problems with the one I have. Kinda like a big ricordea or Yuma.
     

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