New hobbyist

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    zoologist

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    Hey everyone!

    My name is Jessy and I am a student in Orlando, Florida. I am not a zoologist, however that is the moniker I've used on all pet/animal forums.

    I recently acquired my dad's saltwater set up when he passed away. I downsized it from a 55 gallon to a 29 gallon. I kept his picasso clownfish, bangeii cardnial, yellow tang, and dotty back. The other tank inhabitants as well the aquarium went to another local hobbyist.

    The tank is sparsely set up with a couple pieces of live rock, crushed coral and sand. It is being filtered by a rena filstar xp1.

    I am very very new to the world of salt water aquariums! While we always had one in the house growing up and I would watch my dad change water, add fish and corals, and curse when the thing overflowed i never actually took care of one before. I am very interested in learning and hopefully setting up a beautiful tank!

    Along with my salt water aquarium I also keep a 55 gallon with my red ear slider turtle, Torti. A 5 gallon with 2 island apple snails and 2 florida apple snails ( a favorite of mine). a small bioOrb with a crayfish, 2 cats, 2 rats, and a spoiled house rabbit.
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    Welcome to the site.
    The 29g is very small for a tang and should be given up. I understand it was your dads, but the best thing to do is give him more space to swim. Good luck.
     
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    Welcome to Living Reefs.
    Were all happy to help with any questions you may have. I( as most will) agree with Mario, the tang really needs a much larger area to swim in order to stay happy and healthy.
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Hello and welcome to the site (and the hobby).

    Sorry for your loss. At least you can keep a little piece of him with you.
     
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    Becky Administrator

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    Hello and welcome aboard! Great to have you here :thumbsup:
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    Hi and welcome to LR!
     
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