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If it's a sand diver it will always want sand and could end up diving into the glass if no sand is available
 
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@Vivid Creative Aquatics received my RFG and drop-down adapter for my 10 IM frag/QT tank. The two pieces snap together and flex a little but not enough. I’ll have to get some loc-line to point the RFG downward some.
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Made a big order with saltwateraquarium.com. Bulk of it is Adaptive controller board, Hanna salinity tester, salt. Reef Hobbyist Magazine for my trip to Chicago next week. Little screenshot video of cart.
 
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@Crabby48 do you know anything about the Timor Wrasse? (See Video in this post.) The video supplies a lot of basic info but must have missed the part about whether they are sand sleepers/divers or not. Do you know?
Sorry I’m not around much. Hope all is well. Yes they are sand sleepers. Small inverts lime shrimp could be lunch for it.
 
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Sorry I’m not around much. Hope all is well. Yes they are sand sleepers. Small inverts lime shrimp could be lunch for it.
@Crabby48 I figured that. Most of the good ones are sand sleepers.
 
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Just some things I bought from Amazon. Apex orange zip ties, leak detection shut-off receptacle, splash proof floating flash light to replace my cabinet lights. Took out my cabinet lights so I can route cords across the ceiling of my cabinet. I’ll try not to work on my equipment in my cabinet after dark and if I do I’ll have this light stashed in the cabinet to use.
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@Crabby48 I figured that. Most of the good ones are sand sleepers.
Fill me in as I can’t look through your thread. Your doing a bare bottom? I tend to like sand sleepers more. Better personalities. Leopards are by far my favorite.
could do a bowl of sand but I think it may get messy. Could build it out of rock to look more fitting. You have options.
non sand sleepers are fairy and flasher wrasse
 

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I did a sand oasis in my tank. worked out pretty well. some fish spread the sand around... really its small rocks more then sand though. I only have a 6-line wrasse.
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Fill me in as I can’t look through your thread. Your doing a bare bottom? I tend to like sand sleepers more. Better personalities. Leopards are by far my favorite.
could do a bowl of sand but I think it may get messy. Could build it out of rock to look more fitting. You have options.
non sand sleepers are fairy and flasher wrasse
@Crabby48 yes bare bottom but only to begin with. Then I’ll add either sand or crushed coral. I’ve got my total choices pretty much maxed out and one is a Sixline which is non sand. Whether another wrasse can get along in a tank this size depends on a lot. See @Projects with Sam post, the very one above this. He has a bowl-like structure.
 
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I did a sand oasis in my tank. worked out pretty well. some fish spread the sand around... really its small rocks more then sand though. I only have a 6-line wrasse.
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@Projects with Sam I like this, you made it? More pictures? I’ve seen a vendor with an aragonite/ceramic type of bowl for sand wrasses. Don’t know how well they work.
 

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@Projects with Sam I like this, you made it? More pictures? I’ve seen a vendor with an aragonite/ceramic type of bowl for sand wrasses. Don’t know how well they work.
I used marco rocks and e-marco 400 to make a rock donut so-to-speak. I'll be putting out a video about the rockwork on my YouTube channel soon enough but in the meantime, here are a few more images.
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The spots around the bottom that didn't make flat contact with the glass I built up with mortar. If I were to remove the rock, the sand would remain in the tank. I can slide the structure around and rotate it but that's about it; and it makes the most horrible sound.

Link to a GIF of my rockwork - shows the sand oasis nicely.
 
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Spent an entire day and then some downtown Chicago with my son. Only spent 2.5 hours at the Shedd Aquarium it was packed. That night there was fireworks at the Navy pier so the parks were packed. Going there again someday when it’s less packed and spend a lot of time. There was didly squat for corals because they used a lot of fake inserts.
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Spent an entire day and then some downtown Chicago with my son. Only spent 2.5 hours at the Shedd Aquarium it was packed. That night there was fireworks at the Navy pier so the parks were packed. Going there again someday when it’s less packed and spend a lot of time. There was didly squat for corals because they used a lot of fake inserts.
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Spent an entire day and then some downtown Chicago with my son. Only spent 2.5 hours at the Shedd Aquarium it was packed. That night there was fireworks at the Navy pier so the parks were packed. Going there again someday when it’s less packed and spend a lot of time. There was didly squat for corals because they used a lot of fake inserts.
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Another Shedd pic.
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good times! I haven't been to the Shedd since I got into saltwater. There is a cool saltwater house at Brookfield Zoo which is near me. Did you go to the outside tent to pet the rays?
 
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good times! I haven't been to the Shedd since I got into saltwater. There is a cool saltwater house at Brookfield Zoo which is near me. Did you go to the outside tent to pet the rays?
@Projects with Sam didn’t know anything about the rays. We thought about going to the zoo in Brookfield but time isn’t permitting. Yes good times indeed!
 
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Watch six lines they will get nasty! I wouldn’t ever get one. You can do a bowl of sand. Most my sand sleepers are bit messy when burying and I could see sand getting everywhere but seems many have luck with just a bowl
@Crabby48 I’m aware Sixlines are nasty but I really like them. I’m beginning to think that I’m better off with some other wrasse(s) even if it means a bowl for sand sleepers. I like that Timor Wrasse in the video and another I like is the Canary Wrasse although it gets big for a 54G DT. The two latter are both sand sleepers.
 
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@Crabby48 I’m aware Sixlines are nasty but I really like them. I’m beginning to think that I’m better off with some other wrasse(s) even if it means a bowl for sand sleepers. I like that Timor Wrasse in the video and another I like is the Canary Wrasse although it gets big for a 54G DT. The two latter are both sand sleepers.
Aqua Rocks Design, the guy that did this for me could probably make a decent sand bowl. This is a fish sleeping cave about 6” long however not designed to hold sand or house sand sleepers. What I like about it is it has peg holes for frag plugs. Easy to grow corals/Zoanthids on it.
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My sixline just cost me over $350 in livestock. He killed 2 cleaner shrimp, 4 anthias, a striped blenny and a canary blenny. and probably a coral banded shrimp or two. I just got worms to put in my trap. He is going in the sump never to see the light of day again...
He was a sleeper too. disappeared till he was big enough then killed everyone and now he is out and about.

for some reason he left 5 chromis, a dragonnet, a cleaner goby, a green mandrin and my big fish.
 
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