BillT's 20 gallon

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by BillT, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    I'm in an apartment as well.
     
  2. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Me too. I'm stuck with a 40-gallon acrylic tank until I move and guess what I just got super glue on my acrylic tank......this is going to be hard to remove. Acrylic tanks = the worst.
     
  3. BillT

    BillT Guest

    @Enderturtle we need a dislike button! That hurts just hearing about it! :(
     
  4. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    The prices in the "happening" area are crazy. But east bay is still not insane for the most part. I probably will never try to buy in peninsula side. Something really wrong with paying 1mil+ for a run down hut lol.
     
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  5. BillT

    BillT Guest

    Coming from Utah, I am suffering from severe sticker shock!
     
  6. BillT

    BillT Guest

    So, I have cycled!!!! Did about a 90% water change this evening to get the nitrates under control and then added more ammonia...getting excited!!!
     
  7. BillT

    BillT Guest

    Meet my new friends!
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  8. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Nice, how much did those guys set you back.
     
  9. BillT

    BillT Guest

    Not cheap...$50.00 each at California Reef Co.
     
  10. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I've never been a fan of the designer clowns. the only ones I like are the black and white ones. That's just my personal preference though.
     
  11. BillT

    BillT Guest

    To each their own. :)
     
  12. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I always thought those kinds looked like little cows swimming around.

    I am happy for you though. I understand that they are special.
     
  13. BillT

    BillT Guest

  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Oh man, those are cow clowns for sure.
     
  15. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Nice fish
     
  16. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Does the designer clown have any health issue? In freshwater, designer crystal shrimp are generally weaker than the wild counterpart due to generations of inbreeding. Same goes for designer betta.
     
  17. BillT

    BillT Guest

    @Roc Thanks!
    @roostertech I had a pair in Utah that I had to sell before the move...none that I was aware of, but I'm really not sure TBH.
     
  18. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Not so much health issues but more undesirables physical features. Most noticeable is a flat head or shorter dorsal fins etc. So while the markings are cool, the fish looks slightly different from wild caught and many clownfish enthusiasts really pay attention to those traits. A high dollar designer clownfish (if from a reputable responsible breeder) will have the cool designer colors but will look like a typical wild caught clownfish shape wise. That is why many will ask for lineage if buying a known breeder/designer look. Eg Rod's Infrared have a traceable lineage as well as Doni's Bali Picassos.
     
  19. BillT

    BillT Guest

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