How accurate is Liveaquaria

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  1. MaximusZA

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    Hi Guys,

    i was wondering how accurate the website Liveaquaria is in terms of tank sizes and care. Its a great website to see what marine livestock you can have in your tank and how to look after them and the different care levels of different species. but I have seen alot of cases where the minimum tank sizes are not accurate for example, I have seen many nano tanks with coral beauties or flame angels. but on the site it states min tank size and 70 gallons (+- 265L). I am assuming the site is more accurate than someones word or advise but is the site not outdated?

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    Max
     
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    The site is fairly accurate, most of us tend to ignore minimum tank size because we like a fish too much.
    As a general rule I'd say the site is relevant and up too date, but then fish can different personalities, esp with coral nipping and aggression.
     
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    the site is accurate and pretty good, Kevin Cohen knows his fish, whether people listen is another story.

    the size is a guideline to how much approx territory is need, food and waste based on water volume filtration etc.
     
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    This is ideal!

    Most of us keep dwarf angels in tanks that are too small, not providing them enough swimming and grazing space and I believe this leads to some of their aggression issues with other fish (I speak from experience).....coral beauties especially can grow quite large.

    Just because you see some people keeping certain fish in nano's doesn't always mean that its a good idea (I'm throwing stones in my glass house)
     
  6. MaximusZA

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    thanks guys, the last thing i want to do is squeeze a fish that needs alot of space into my nano
     
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    If you keep reefing with that attitude your tank is bound to be a big success :thumbup: Well done.
     
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    thanks for the link viper.. i had seen it few months ago and then forgot about.. is there a way to add to the database (species, description etc).
     
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    I think so, let me find out for you.
     
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    Ok, according to @Rory "Anyone can upload pics, but only users promoted to editors can add/edit profiles."
    @Mc basically runs the database and he added most of the information on it, so maybe upload your pics if you want and then chat to him about adding extra info etc. to the profiles.
     
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    ok thanks.. sounds like a good plan. maybe in the future we can look at having a setup where all member can add info like wikipedia but ofcourse moderated
     
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    Sum times the water temp's are not correct on live aquaria

    Also not all of the angel info is correct in the MASA data base
     
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    If you ever find info that isn't correct I would really appreciate if you let me know you could just pm me and I will correct it. I will have a look at the angel and see if I can find what you are talking about. Were there any specific errors you noticed?

    I will be more than happy to add any info you have one of the biggest problems with the database is getting pictures. If you have any picture you can always pm me or post them here and mention my name and I will add them.
     
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    A true personefer get larger 35cm from fishbase it is a larger fish tan a personifer
    The best way to know the deference between true and false juv personifer is the color of the first spine on the dorsal fin. If it is black it is a false personifer. If it is white or yellow it is a true personefer

    Imperator angel are listed as 40cm on fishbase
    French are listed at 41cm on fishbase

    You can list a kingi as a 5 for difficulty
    Conspics are also not the easiest mybe a 4

    On gem tangs fishbase listed 22cm but i have photos of a 30cm with a tape measure next to it. Gem tangs are also a easy fish

    What photos are you looking for?
     
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    Thanks @Yuri I appreciate it will update soon, I just try to get the best info possible.

    I am looking for any fish pics that are not already on the database, or profiles that don't have good pictures already. The profiles are not a problem I can make as many as I have pictures for.
     
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    I remember the fish when lanzo landed it it is a false personifer

    Kingis do not normal make it past 3 month in a tank. Only small one will make it and thy are out of recreational scuba depth...
     
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    Ok thanks again also a hard one to identify.
    Let me know if you do have any pics you think would be useful to the database.
     
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    Here is a 30cm gem tang
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    Her is a better kingi photo
    [​IMG]
     
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