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post #61 of 141
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I'm just glad people are still reading this thread It's been such a fun process and I love getting to share it with y'all!
post #62 of 141
The tank's lookin' good, Amy! I love the anchor, what a cool addition!
post #63 of 141
Looking good Amy! Can't wait to see it when it's all completed! Love the last pic of your darlings as well, it's too cute!

You actually got me thinking about adding a small, easy to take care of fish to the apartment for Waffle and Coco to enjoy. Tiff and I discussed it and were thinking of maybe just a little tetra or something. See Amy, youre an inspiration!
post #64 of 141
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Thanks Kelly and Katherine
The anchor should prove to be very neat. Seahorses like to wrap their tails around stuff, so the anchor is a very good structure for that. And....I think we're going to add seahorses within the next month! We need to make sure the cycling is 100% done and maybe add a clownfish or two first, maybe some more live rock...then it's seahorse time!!! I'm so excited.

Katherine, I bet Waffle and Coco would LOVE a fishie! I've had really good luck with bettas from Wal Mart. Every one I've ever bought has lived at least 3 years! To keep it out of reach of the kitties (and to add a bit of flavor to your decor), you can buy a glass sconce from Wal Mart or Pier 1 or something and hang it high on the wall. Bettas are solitary fish, so one fits in a sconce nicely
post #65 of 141
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We added this little gem on Friday. He's called a Blood Red Fire Shrimp and this is the best picture I could get of him (he found a piece of rock that he likes to hide in and we hardly ever see him. I was so excited to finally add a blood shrimp to the aquarium!

post #66 of 141
Woah! What a crazy looking little guy!!! Your tank seems to be coming along really well. Congrats on the new whacky addition!
post #67 of 141
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Thanks Katherine He is the coolest thing. He's actually quite small, only about 2" long (he'll get about 1-2" larger and his antennae will get really long).

He is the BIGGEST fraidy cat though!

We were waiting to see if he'd make it 48 hours (which he did!) before naming him. So now we need a good name for him. I'm leaning towards Fang (since he's a blood shrimp? Get it? Ha) but if anyone has any good suggestions, I'm all ears!
post #68 of 141
Great to see things coming along so well Amy! Love the new addition, I've always admired the little shrimps in our local pet shop. Can't wait to see the clownfish if you add it, I've always loved them too!
post #69 of 141
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Clare- I REALLY wanted to get clownfish and the dragonet yesterday!!!
Unfortunately (and he's right) Bradley said we need to space things out when we add fish so we don't disrupt the balance in the tank. So hopefully we'll get some little Nemos this coming weekend!
post #70 of 141


that looks so cute!
My mother didnt end up buying the aquarium because she was scared it was going to break...
So she gave me money for it but i told her that there was no point giving me money as ben will never take me to the store to buy it.
And they dont deliver so.. maybe another time when i get my license
post #71 of 141
rats i cant see anything
post #72 of 141
Thread Starter 
Aw Fran, I'm sorry things didn't work out with getting the aquarium It is definitely not wise to invest in one, though, until you have a LOT of time and a LOT of money to put into it!

Rhonda, scroll up to post #65. Do you see the shrimp now?
post #73 of 141
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I need some help naming this blood shrimp y'all! TCS is SO GOOD at coming up with names, so I wanna hear 'em!
post #74 of 141
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So I get home yesterday and Bradley tells me (in his most serious voice) that he has some very bad news.

He leads me over to the aquarium and first thing I see is this clear red shrimp shell. My first thought is, "Oh no! Fang (that's what we named our blood shrimp) is dead!" But then I realized that it is JUST his exoskeleton- he molted!!

It's so cool that he's grown that much in just a week (he was the smallest one at the store when I bought him last week; we wanted a young'un); he's thriving in our aquarium and that is so exciting!

Hopefully this weekend we'll be adding our first clownfish!!!
post #75 of 141
Aw yay!!!

I can't wait to see the clown fish
post #76 of 141
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
He leads me over to the aquarium and first thing I see is this clear red shrimp shell. My first thought is, "Oh no! Fang (that's what we named our blood shrimp) is dead!" But then I realized that it is JUST his exoskeleton- he molted!!


the name!
post #77 of 141
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Hehe, thanks, we like the name too . I thought "blood shrimp"..."Fang"....to perfect! Too bad he's a wuss that won't live up to his name!

Denise, I will post pics of the clownfish as soon as we add it/them (we may get 2 at the same time). I also think, if all continues well, we'll be adding our seahorsies within a month!!!
post #78 of 141
This is getting quite exciting! Love the name Fang

Are you going to give in and call a clownfish Nemo?
post #79 of 141
Awwwwww, Fang is a little cutie. He's so teeeeeny! Glad to see your little sea community is coming along nicely.
post #80 of 141
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Originally Posted by Purity
Are you going to give in and call a clownfish Nemo?
Hehe, thought about that but I figured that's what people are expecting these days, so I'll have to do something different. The name will depend on his personality (sort of how we chose Rocket's name). I will say, however, that I think we're definitely going to name our seahorses Seabiscuit and Smarty Jones (after last year's Kentucky Derby winner).
post #81 of 141
are you going to show us a picture of your fish malting??
post #82 of 141
WOW! Just discovered this thread. Came all the way from page one. What an amazing tank. Just beautiful!
post #83 of 141
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Thanks Arielrain It's been fun, that I can tell ya.

Big news....we are HOPEFULLY getting a small clownfish TODAY!!! I'll post pics right away if we do.

Fran, just for you, here's a picture of the shrimp's molted skin. Sorry it's not that great- I tried to enhance it, but this is the best I could do. I used the tank scoop to try to take it out and get a better picture, but the skin just dissolved as soon as I did
post #84 of 141
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Well, the aquarium store didn't have any of the clownfish that we wanted today, so we got this instead:

It's basically an aquatic worm called a feather duster. We already have a bunch of small ones growing in our live rock, but we wanted one of the large ones because it makes such a dramatic impact. They're very fun to watch. They have a clear casing and retreat inside if they get scared. Otherwise, they stay out and their "tentacles" sway around with the current- very beautiful!
post #85 of 141
So cool!!!!
post #86 of 141
i dunno if i can look at this thread anymore... i miss my tank..my little tito and titoette.. i should sue John for legal custody... *cries*
post #87 of 141
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Originally Posted by RoyalEnchntrss
i dunno if i can look at this thread anymore... i miss my tank..my little tito and titoette.. i should sue John for legal custody... *cries*
I am so sorry Stacy . It's amazing how attached one can get to their sea creatures! Any chance you can start back up another tank?
post #88 of 141
Well yes but it will be a looooong time... Probably not until I get married and have my own house... We have NO place for all of that stuff... and I have no money to buy it with... :-\\ My friend natalie told John he should give me the tank because his mom has been taking care of it.. he's a whiner and said "I just can't stand looking at it because it was ours" blaaaaahhhh.... and he said Sure i could have it if I give him a couple grand for it... I wanna punch him.. I put money into that tank too... Too bad I dont have room for it.. I'd start another tank and go get all of the stuff that I paid for.. ha
post #89 of 141
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Just wanted to give y'all an update on things (sorry I don't have any pictures to post this second).

We bought 2 snails on Saturday that go around the aquarium and eat the stuff that the filter doesn't suck up. Nothing too exciting there; they just keep the joint clean.

Here's something sort of neat though. Yesterday morning, I looked in the tank and I SWORE I saw 2 sets of antennae- I thought maybe Fang had had a baby or something. Turns out he just molted- AGAIN! He is growing FAST! But I'm glad he's doing so well in the tank Today I'm going to the aquarium store to see if their shipment of Bali Sea Stars has come in. They're like regular starfish, only they're slightly smaller, which is what we need in our tank. I'm hoping to add a bright red one

We also found out that the seahorses that we'll be getting from the aquarium store are all tank-raised; that means we won't be taking seahorses from the wild and putting them in a tank. I feel better about that now.
post #90 of 141
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Time for a photo update! Today we bought the green mandarin dragonet that I have been salivating over for months!!! We also bought a tiger cowrie snail . Here are some pics:

The dragonet. We're trying to come up with some sort of Asian-y name because of the species name. We're thinking of naming him Sushi. Yup, we have a sick sense of humor

And here's the large snail. He is so fun to watch!

His shell is beautiful; wish I could get a better picture than this:

Here's a picture online of what his shell looks like:
Tiger Cowrie
The seahorses will be added VERY soon!!!
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