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Ok I said I would wait to show you all pics of the tank but I cant no more. Here it is starting off. 1 anemone is on the back glass and the baby is on the heater
 

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I love saltwater tanks - they're all so beautiful. Good luck with it The anemone looks really nice. ( It's a live Coral, right? )
 
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I think so. They use photosynthesis. They may be a fish. I fed him a lil slice of fish and he ate that thing fast.

Edited to add: My live rock comes in tomorrow and I will get a pic of it before it goes in the tank


Mike,

What should I do if I find bristle worms or mantis shrimp?
 

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Wow, so they photosynthesize AND they eat like normal fish? How does it eat chunks of food? They open up like a flower and they grab the food, or what? LOL I don't quite get it, lol. Aren't these creatures amazing? I think that I have to set up a saltwater tank at some point in my life too. It would be so cool! But first, I'd have to read a lot about it as I know completely nothing about setting up and maintenance of a saltwater tank.

Anyways, good luck with your beautiful tank
 

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all i know is clown fish make anenome their homes..they love it. Maybe you should get a clown fish...does the anenome just eat fish..will you have to always feed it fish?..also lol..do you know what types of fish your going to put in there..i love saltwater tanks
 
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What I do is take a piece of fish like squid and touch its tentacle with it.It will the grab the food from my fingers and slowly bring it to the center where the mouth is. then it eats it. Not all clownfish will make the anemone its home.I may buy 2 false perculas "nemo" and a skunk cleaner shrimp "like jaque from finding nemo" I am going to wait 2 weeks since I added the live rock. Crabs and other inverts will come out of the rocks and I will get pics of them as well.

If I can make a movie of me feeding the anemone I will show it to you on here. If not I will broadcast it on youtube
 

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wow..that is so interesting so crabs will come out of the live rock really? are crab eggs set in there or something..also false clownfish thats just their name right...?..they're the tiniest clownfish you can get right?
 
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They grow up to 3" and they are the most peaceful out of all clowns. there true name is A. ocellaris. Crabs hide in the holes of the live rock. They hide in there for a while till they are comfortable to come out and check out there surroundings. There is also clams, mollusks, starfish, worms and other creatures hiding inside it.
 

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o, ok so i guess live rock just means they got it form the ocean (which is where all those things would come from)........thats cool...how long will you have to wait before you can get a clown fish?
 
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2 weeks. Long time for me as I am so impatient. My live rock came from Fiji
 

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Could be longer, depends on the cycle. Unfortunately the UK gets the best LR with the most life on it. Let us know what you find in your rock, see any bristleworms yet?
 
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no bristles yet and thank god there was no mantis shrimp.
 

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LOL, I know a person making a tank for mantis shrimp. Bristles aren't that bad, just wear gloves to protect you ;D
 
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Same with mantis shrimp. They can break glass tanks
 

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inuyasha_lover_21 said:
What I do is take a piece of fish like squid and touch its tentacle with it.It will the grab the food from my fingers and slowly bring it to the center where the mouth is. then it eats it.
LOL! ;D I wish I could see that! A movie would be GREAT!
 
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I will on monday just for my fishlore buddies! He ate a squid tentacle today
 

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Just don't touch it, it will slowly disolve your finger and eat it. ;D

Looking forward to your video
 
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LOL. I am not that daring to touch anything that will sting.
 

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LOL, I'm tempted to touch a bristle worm just to see what happens, but I don't think I"m going to.
 
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Sounds like something I would do.
 
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