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kla updated Royal Gramma Basslet
2012-03-29 12:14:43 -0700
The **Royal gramma** (_Gramma loreto_) is a popular aquarium fish. Appearance The fish begins as a dark purple starting at the head which fades mid-body to yellow at the tail. The royal gramma will also have a small black spot on the front of the dorsal fin. The royal gramma resembles the false gramma (_Pictichromis paccagnellae_), with the two main differences between the two being that the false gramma has clear fins and does not fade, but rather has a distinct change in color. Royal gramma averages slightly over 8 cm (3 inches) and has been tank bred. Diet The royal gramma is a planktivore, eating mostly zooplankton and crustaceans. They will also accept frozen and meaty foods such as brine shrimp and mysid shrimp in the wild.
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kla updated Royal Gramma Basslet
2012-03-29 12:14:12 -0700
The **Royal gramma** (_Gramma loreto_) is a popular aquarium fish. Appearance The fish begins as a dark purple starting at the head which fades mid-body to yellow at the tail. The royal gramma will also have a small black spot on the front of the dorsal fin. The royal gramma resembles the false gramma (_Pictichromis paccagnellae_), with the two main differences between the two being that the false gramma has clear fins and does not fade, but rather has a distinct change in color. Royal gramma averages slightly over 8 cm (3 inches) and has been tank bred. Diet The royal gramma is a planktivore, eating mostly zooplankton and crustaceans. They will also accept frozen and meaty foods such as brine shrimp and mysid shrimp in the wild.
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kla posted on pieee/25ft-planted-neon
2012-03-27 16:02:39 -0700

Looks great!

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kla updated Long Fin Blue Danio
2012-03-27 06:55:31 -0700
  • Scientific Name: Danio rerio
  • Environment: fresh
  • Min Tank Size: 10
  • Max Size: 3.0
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Difficulty: Easy
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kla created Long Fin Blue Danio on Long Fin Blue Danio
2012-03-27 06:55:26 -0700
  • Scientific Name: Danio rerio
  • Environment: fresh
  • Min Tank Size: 10
  • Max Size: 3.0
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Difficulty: Easy
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kla updated Firefish Goby
2012-03-25 23:34:41 -0700
The **Fire Goby**, **Fire Fish**, **Fire Dartfish**, or **Red Fire Goby** is a marine _dartfish_. This fish is most commonly found near the substrate of the upper reef in tropical marine waters. These waters include the Indo-Pacific, Central Pacific, east African waters, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, New Caledonia, and Pitcairn Islands. They swim as deep below the surface as 70 meters, and usually hover directly above the ocean floor, facing the current to catch their prey. They eat mostly copepods, zooplankton, and crustacean larvae. They usually have a bright yellow head, merging into a white body, gradually shading into a red-orange tail. Their dorsal fins are very long, and the fish flicks it back and forth. This is used as a signal to conspecifics. As a full grown adult, it reaches a maximum length of 9 centimeters (3 in). Adults occupy sandy burrows alone or in pairs, while the juveniles live in small groups. These fish are monogamous. They will retreat to burrows if threatened. These fish are often kept in the aquarium. This fish is extremely easily frightened, so ample hiding places, a lack of other boisterous species, and a well-fitting hood to prevent this fish's escape are recommended.
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kla updated Ocellaris Clownfish
2012-03-25 23:31:55 -0700
The **Ocellaris Clownfish**, also known as the **False Percula Clownfish**, **False Clown Anemonefish**, and **Anemone Demoiselle**, is found associating with anemones throughout the Indo-Pacific. It can attain a length of 3.2" (8 cm) in the wild, but aquarium specimens rarely exceed 2" (5 cm) unless they are imported large. This fish is sometimes sold as the Percula Clown, even though it is not. The color pattern is very similar, but it is not as bright orange. The black outlines on the white stripes are also thinner on the Ocellaris Clown when compared to the Percula. Generally, Ocellaris clownfish are hardier, and slightly less aggressive than its Percula counterpart. Both species are found in coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, particularly in the Fiji and Tonga regions. It is a long-lived clownfish that is excellent for the beginner hobbyist. It does best in the presence of anemones such as Heteractis magnifica and Stichodactyla gigantea. Like the related damselfish, it is well-suited for all but the most predatory tanks.
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kla added Peppermint Shrimp on kla/55-reef-tank
2012-03-25 16:47:15 -0700
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kla updated Peppermint Shrimp
2012-03-25 16:47:08 -0700
The shrimp _Lysmata wurdemanni_ lives in the Caribbean Sea and belongs to the cleaners of the oceanic world, although it often scavenges over food debris and dead animals. Her body is yellowish with many red coloured stripes. They are very social animals and will coexist comfortably with almost all the inhabitants of a reef aquarium. Peppermint Shrimp is a perfect predator of the parasitic anemones _Aiptasia_ that live in rock crevices.
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kla created Peppermint Shrimp on Peppermint Shrimp
2012-03-25 16:47:08 -0700
The shrimp _Lysmata wurdemanni_ lives in the Caribbean Sea and belongs to the cleaners of the oceanic world, although it often scavenges over food debris and dead animals. Her body is yellowish with many red coloured stripes. They are very social animals and will coexist comfortably with almost all the inhabitants of a reef aquarium. Peppermint Shrimp is a perfect predator of the parasitic anemones _Aiptasia_ that live in rock crevices.
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kla created aquarium 55 Reef Tank
2012-03-02 15:09:40 -0800
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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2012-03-02 15:09:40 -0800

My first saltwater tank I built with my roommate. He previously had a 10g nano which we upgraded to this 55g.

Since this was going to be placed in the living room, noise was a huge consideration for me. After much research I decided on attempting to build a beananimal overflow. The results turned out pretty good. It's absolutely silent and couldn't be happier with it. The overflow box was made out of a few pieces of glass siliconed together and then siliconed onto the tank.

For the return pump we first tried a Quiet One but unfortunately it was not as quiet as the name implied. The actual noise it produced was not that much but it vibrated alot. Putting some foam under it helped to dampen the vibrations a bit but that still left the vibrations in the hose causing noise. Next I tried an Eheim Compact+ 2000. This one was great and just has a very low hum but really only noticeable when you are close to it.

The stand was an old one I bought off craigslist. After buying it we decided we didn't like how it looked so I thought I'd try and renovate it.

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