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spanish hog fish,Okayy for reef???

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Robert Chalmers

Jan 5, 1996, 3:00:00 AM1/5/96
I put a spanish hog fish in my tank. Will he eat my shrimps, clams or
anything else or is he okay. Any info and/or experiences with this
fish would be appreciated. Thanks in advance..


Jan 7, 1996, 3:00:00 AM1/7/96
In article <DKq5F...@murdoch.acc.Virginia.EDU>,
hd...@fermi.clas.Virginia.EDU (Haywood D. Giles) writes:

>I was thinking using larger, less dense rocks like lava rock or
>tufa might alleviate any stress to the bottom of the tank.
>Should I use aquarium sealer and glue all the rocks together to
>keep them stable? What is standard procedure in setting up an
>aquarium like this?


You'd be surprised how much your tank can support. I have an eighty gallon
with over one hundred pounds of rock, and a 55 with 50 pounds of rock. No
Problemo.....Just so long as your tank is probably supported. both mine
are on solid mounting surfaces.

I have experimented with a variety of rocks. I personnally prefer what is
called "Lace" rock. It is volcanic rock which is often conveniently shaped
like caves, or flat pieces about 1/2 inch thick. It is light, and eay to
form into caves, stack, and alike. Being lighter, it costs less than some
other type rock, such as Texas Holey rock.

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Jan 8, 1996, 3:00:00 AM1/8/96

You are going to need a fair amount of rock. Your right, lava rock is a
little lighter (it's what I have), but my favorite mbuna tanks usa a flat
rocks to build up their structure. On note, when I set up my first tank, I
would buy the rocks from the aquarium store at 2 to 4 dollars/lb. Then I
got a 180 gallon and knew I was going to have a big expense. I went to a
high quality landscape rock outlet and bought 150 lbs. of great shaped
lava rock for 18 cents/lb. Just scrubbed hit good with a stifff brush
under hot water, tank cleared in 3 or 4 days. Cleaned the filters and that
was it. Got 75 fish in there and they are doing great.

Allen B

Jan 9, 1996, 3:00:00 AM1/9/96
to (Beau50) wrote:



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Jan 13, 1996, 3:00:00 AM1/13/96
In article <4ctq3p$>, says...

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