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We recently got asked about where Dori Dos lives.  Hi Gabby!

She does indeedy live in the very same tank that Dori OG lived in.  You can read about that tragedy here.

I don’t want to risk jinxing Dori Dos, so this post is not about the fish.
It’s just about the tank.
Ok fish fore fathers who curse my fishies, ya listening?  Please don’t jinx my fish.

When we started this hobby we had a 60 gallon tank, which you will learn more about next week.  That tank lived in our office, and it was so nice to be able to work and fish-gaze at the same time.  Then we bought the big tank, and eventually we sold the 60 gallon.  But I really missed having a tank in the office, so I got this guy.

Please don’t judge the paint, and the general mess.  The office is at the top of our To-Do list.

I wanted a little tank to call my own and put pretty pink corals and fun little fish in.

Once the tank was ready for fish we put Miss Holly in with a little Goby.

But she always was hiding, and I had a thing for little Damsels.  We didn’t want to put Damsels in the big tank because they can be territorial and eat corals.  But this little tank was perfect for them.  We moved Miss Holly into the big tank and loaded this guy up with Damsels.

And I liked them, for about a week.

The problem was, they didn’t have much personality.  They were boring.  In fact, I just tried to find pictures of them.  I never took any, and I take pictures of everything.  I hate to sound picky or mean, but Damsels weren’t my thing.  So they went into the sump.  Before anyone flies off the handle and calls the fish police, the sump is our filter for the big tank.

Then this tank sat empty, because I just wasn’t sure what I wanted.

Then came the Dori’s.  And my heartstrings are pulled as tight as ever.

The tank they call home is just a 12 gallon Nano Cube.  I gotta tell you, if you are considering getting into the hobby, a Nano Cube or Biocube is the way to go.  They have everything you need.  Built in lights and filtration make it super easy to set up and take care of.  I will warn you though, it isn’t big enough and you will fill it in a month and want something bigger.  But that is the case with every tank once you’re addicted….T and I are already talking about a 600 gallon built-in basement tank.  It’s a sickness.

What is under the hood…let me show you.

See…everything you need.

The reason it is such a good starter tank is because the maintenance is just enough to expose you to what you are in for but not enough to overwhelm you.  If I can take care of it, anyone can.

If you take a look around you will see that no one is sponsoring this post.  I just really love having a little tank on my desk.

Now then, if you want to see the super cute inhabitant….check this out.

And for those of you in the know, the hermit crab that chowed down on Dori OG…..is now battling the big boys in our 210.


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Written by Christina and Tim