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Old 05-07-2013, 12:14 AM   #11
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Look into scarlet or blood red shrimp they are very cool and would do good once params are steady
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:22 AM   #12
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very cool, I`m gonna try and get a 20 gallon tall if i get all 3 fish. Blood red shrimp are defiantly on my wish list. I was also thinking about some pom pom crabs, small, diffrent , and they don`t really contribute to the bioload. Do you have any coral suggestions for beginners. I like the hammer coral but I don`t really know if it would do good
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Mushrooms and zoas are the only corals I've had. No experience with Pom Pom crabs but I'd stay away from arrow crabs. After the cycle you'll need a clean up crew , blue leg hermits and turbos are always on mine sometimes an urchins like the pencil or long spine(very poisonous). But the blood shrimp get pretty expensive I found mine on sale for 15%off normal price of 30$
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:34 AM   #14
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Inch of fish per gallon is more for freshwater. But like I said... To each their own! It wouldn't surprise me if you had a beautiful tank that is stable and everything... But in general for nanos, 2 fish sounds perfect. In my 20 I have a goby and 2 clowns! Upgrading to a 40 soon. Get a cleaner shrimp or fire shrimp and some peppermint shrimp and you'l have a beautiful tank my friend!
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Besides the Pom Pom a pederson shrimp and a condy anenome . They are tiny I had one in a 4 gallon with 2 clowns the clowns always stayed near the shrimp to be cleaned . You can get them on eBay for 25$ including shipping
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:36 AM   #16
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I`ll probably get some mushrooms and frogspawn coral, and I was actually looking at urchins, I`m still om the fence about them, so they sound cool. From what I read frim people yhat owned them said that it would take a lot of force for you to be stabbed by one.. And I think i`m looking into scarlet and blue leg hermits for my clean up crew.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:39 AM   #17
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My parents have 2 Scarlett's that always have eggs and feed the tank every so often
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:47 AM   #18
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What about snails? And thanks for telling me about them on ebay. Hopefully they`ll still be there when I finally get this tank set up. and yeah, arrow crabs are a big no. I would have by fish swim and not be speared
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I live in florida and caught two and the first one ate my Pygmy angel and then he got huge and died my second one died before getting off the boat due to being so small and snails like 1 or 2 Mexican turbos once there is a lot of algae but to start just plain old turbos
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Ok thanks. Thats pretty cool how you can just go out and get snails. If I wanted, I could go out and catch freshwater crayfish in my frontyard
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