Greetings! I have kept tanks (mostly freshwater set-ups) in the past for 11 years, but due to college and such I have not been in the hobby for some time. I'm still doing research, but once I get back into the hobby, what would you recommend for a good set-up to get back into the swing of things? And, after that, and with more research (some of which I am doing now), what would be a good saltwarter FO system to start with?
As for a fish only salt tank: I don’t know what kind of space or size preference you have, but I think a 20-30 gallon all-in-one tank (biocubes are p nice) would be good! If you have sand and live rock you could get a goby or a goby/shrimp pair, which are a personal fav. A clown pair could be housed with them. You could also look at small damsels, but they are aggressive and would limit what other fish you could keep. And mollies! Many people aren’t aware that they can live in full salt, but they’re peaceful and great for taking care of green hair algae!
Traumatized by his past underwater adventures and absent the protective presences of his father and Dori, an adult Nemo hesitates to exit the safety of his home, instead spending the remainder of his life in frightened seclusion.
Let’s Get Salty has 800 followers!!!
I never expected it would get this popular! It makes me so happy that I’m able to inspire and introduce so many people to these wonderful animals. It’s so nice meeting others both in the hobby and out, being able to offer advice, make friends, and just talk about these animals.
Something I feel I’m responsible to say though, as several people are getting into the reef hobby after viewing my blog – do your research! I know it’s exciting and you want to jump right in, but please, please learn about the fish, corals, or inverts you intend to keep. Take a week or so, read up, look at the costs and needs of the animal. Not only could you hurt them if you don’t, but MANY of the animals in this hobby can hurt YOU!
And start off with the easy to keep ones. Work your way up!
I love so much seeing people get into keeping these critters, so if you need advice or suggestions – I’m here! I’d love to help!
So with that, thank you all so, so much for this community and your support!!! <3
I still can’t get over scrimps. It’s the first new word to enter my life in 2k18 and it brings me Great Joy. Shoutout to @hella-free-space.
I’m glad the word scrimps brings you Great Joy! Scrimps should bring everyone Great Joy
Yo where did you get this beauty???
It was a gift so I’m not sure where it came from. Probably ordered online. It’s the marineland 3 gallon
What type of scrimps are you getting?
Bees!! Probably blue bolts, shadow pandas, and/or red wines!
Are you putting all in the same tank? Because those will all interbreed and ruin the colour strains, and those shrimp are generally pretty expensive
I intend to, yes. I’m not particularly concerned about keeping them pure, but was iffy about the red wines for this reason. I’ll probably just keep BB and shadow pandas together.
I was looking online (because I don’t have any experience with these coloured shrimp, they’re way out of my price range, but pretty) and I think BB are crossed with either BKK or regular pandas to create shadow pandas, so if they did interbreed they might actually intensify the colouration
I’d be interested to see what the result would be if they did interbreed!
Yeah, the BKKs and shadow pandas already have the BB genes, so I’m not concerned with keeping them together. I’m not sure on the red wine, but leaning towards no because of all the new colors it would bring in haha.
I’m not concerned with breeding my shrimp in pure lines and keeping the colors straight for myself, but I don’t want to make a mess for anyone who potentially ends up with my shrimp.
I found a reputable breeder who sells the colors I’m looking at for $8- $13 dollars per shrimp, which seems cheap compared to what other places have had them listed as.