80g Shallow

mattzang

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beautiful fish, love the timor too.

did you have any issues getting the china to eat? mine seemed fully capable of eating, it just didn't want to.. someday i'll try that fish again, but watching a fish go on a hunger strike and starve itself to death over the course of a couple months was hard to watch.
 

Tamberav

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beautiful fish, love the timor too.

did you have any issues getting the china to eat? mine seemed fully capable of eating, it just didn't want to.. someday i'll try that fish again, but watching a fish go on a hunger strike and starve itself to death over the course of a couple months was hard to watch.
She would only eat live worms and fresh live clam at first. I also had TONS of pods in the QT tank she was picking off the glass the first night. She eventually started grabbing other foods but she definitely has her favorites. I put in masstick tonight and once she saw the other wrasse eating it, she went crazy for that. Everything seems to eat masstick.
 

mattzang

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yeah i saw mine go at masstick the first time i put it in the tank, but after that she seemed a lot less interested. even in my DT with all the other fish eating masstick, she just seemed to shy away. it was like she made a conscious decision to check out :(

glad to hear yours is doing well, though. they're such pretty fish
 

Tamberav

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yeah i saw mine go at masstick the first time i put it in the tank, but after that she seemed a lot less interested. even in my DT with all the other fish eating masstick, she just seemed to shy away. it was like she made a conscious decision to check out :(

glad to hear yours is doing well, though. they're such pretty fish
Really strange, did you ever try live foods?
 

mattzang

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Really strange, did you ever try live foods?
yeah live blackworms were a hit for awhile, but over time she stopped going after those too..

when i got her at the lfs she was eating pellets too. idk what happened


she started doing that too, just all day. it was weird. i asked evolved about that and he thought she might be at the surface wanting food, but i tried everything. every frozen food out there, live food, pellets, flakes, masstick. i even bought pods and poured those in

i finally got her into my DT and i thought i had made it because for the first day she was a picking machine. she put my halichoeres wrasses to shame, but then after that she resorted back to not really doing much, hovering at the surface, not eating. eventually she would just lay on the sand and i kept thinking she was gonna die overnight, but then the next day she'd be swimming around. she finally got too weak to even bury so i took her out and euthanized her :(
 

Tamberav

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yeah live blackworms were a hit for awhile, but over time she stopped going after those too..

when i got her at the lfs she was eating pellets too. idk what happened


she started doing that too, just all day. it was weird. i asked evolved about that and he thought she might be at the surface wanting food, but i tried everything. every frozen food out there, live food, pellets, flakes, masstick. i even bought pods and poured those in

i finally got her into my DT and i thought i had made it because for the first day she was a picking machine. she put my halichoeres wrasses to shame, but then after that she resorted back to not really doing much, hovering at the surface, not eating. eventually she would just lay on the sand and i kept thinking she was gonna die overnight, but then the next day she'd be swimming around. she finally got too weak to even bury so i took her out and euthanized her :(
wow, very frustrating and strange. Mine did what yours is doing... in the video... in her peroxide bath but only in the dip. Stress I think? humble thought maybe oxygen? idk
 
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mattzang

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wow, very frustrating and strange. Mine did what yours is doing... in the video... in her peroxide bath but only in the dip. Stress I think? humble thought maybe oxygen? idk
yeah someone mentioned oxygen, but that 20g qt tank had 2 powerheads, an oversized power filter, and an airstone. so idk i can't imagine oxygen was the issue, but who knows. she actually made it through numerous rounds of GC, 2 weeks of copper power, and i tried to feed medicated food (which she only went after sometimes), but just wouldn't cooperate with the eating thing.
 

mattzang

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how do you like how shallow the tank is? there's a guy selling a 48x30x16 near me and it's interesting. in a perfect world i think i'd prefer 20" tall, but 4" isn't the end of the world
 

Kyl

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Not Tamberav, but my two year old DT is 48x18x16, and I love it. I started with fusion 10/20 shallow nano tanks. 30" depth would make a very nice lagoon style tank, and not as hard to reach the rear since 16" high.
 

mattzang

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Not Tamberav, but my two year old DT is 48x18x16, and I love it. I started with fusion 10/20 shallow nano tanks. 30" depth would make a very nice lagoon style tank, and not as hard to reach the rear since 16" high.
Yeah I love the lagoon look. I love that innovative marine tank that's like 48x36x20 give or take. But I also like acros, staghorns specifically, so I worry I outgrow the tank in a couple years unless I have a very low rockscape. But I also really like @Tamberav tank I love how open it is.

Then again my current acros grow at a glacial rate so maybe I shouldn't worry :D
 

Tamberav

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how do you like how shallow the tank is? there's a guy selling a 48x30x16 near me and it's interesting. in a perfect world i think i'd prefer 20" tall, but 4" isn't the end of the world
I personally love it, and it is why I chose this tank even though 120g's are cheaper in my area than the 80g. I like being able to easily reach anything I want in the tank without much fuss. It is on a tall stand so it doesn't feel short when looking at it.

I am a bit light on rock as well to make it easier. Pests like aptasia or bryopsis, GHA... don't hang around for long as I can easily manually kill/remove them. I also just like a more minimalist scape. Flow and lighting are simple and the rock stays cleaner.
 
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