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Old 03-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #21
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Thanks Convict, I hope it works for a solid base for a reef, learning as I go. You said you had a flame but took him out? Was it only because it nipped at your corals? Was it often?

The Benny looks like a solid reef choice, will he be fine with a future goby/shrimp pair I plan to add last?

Are the Pygmy angels more reef safe than the dwarf angels?
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #22
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Thanks Convict, I hope it works for a solid base for a reef, learning as I go. You said you had a flame but took him out? Was it only because it nipped at your corals? Was it often?

The Benny looks like a solid reef choice, will he be fine with a future goby/shrimp pair I plan to add last?

Are the Pygmy angels more reef safe than the dwarf angels?
I think you'll be fine with the rocks you have. Yea it didn't bother anyone in the tank just my zoas and a few other corals. I would watch it nip at my open brain corals and watch the coral close up. It was I'd say, a daily thing so I brought him back.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:10 PM   #23
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I think you'll be fine with the rocks you have. Yea it didn't bother anyone in the tank just my zoas and a few other corals. I would watch it nip at my open brain corals and watch the coral close up. It was I'd say, a daily thing so I brought him back.
Okay, I thought about maybe switching the top rock on the left and on the right sides around. Just want to make sure I have a nice amount and layout for the future corals. Hmm **** sorry to hear that... a flame has always been one of my favorites but I am not sure if I feel like taking that risk.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:21 PM   #24
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Okay, I thought about maybe switching the top rock on the left and on the right sides around. Just want to make sure I have a nice amount and layout for the future corals. Hmm **** sorry to hear that... a flame has always been one of my favorites but I am not sure if I feel like taking that risk.
I like the way the tank looks now but you do what will make you happy. The flame was a bummer BUT it may have just been me. I know people that have them with no issues. It's like anything else. What works for one may not for another.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:07 PM   #25
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Midas will be fine with your goby shrimp pair.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:17 PM   #26
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Okay thanks Convict, was looking for some feedback on the hard scale since I have never kept corals before.

If I were to add an angel to my current stock of 2 clown Perc & and one six line wrasse, with a future goby... Would that be it or could I add another?
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #27
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Well here's my BC29 stock list.


2 clowns
2 cardinals
1 orange spotted goby
1 six line
1 hawkfish
1 harliquen shrimp
2 peppermint shrimp
1 blood shrimp
2 cleaner shrimp
1 pistol shrimp

Assorted snails and hermits.

I do 5 gallon water changes weekly. I run an MP10 and upgraded the pump to a MaxiJet 1200.

Haven't had issues to date and its been almost 2 years now.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #28
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IMO i would try to make more caves with your LR. Spread them from side to side. You dont need a beach on the either side of your aquascape. Create as much surface area to hold future corals and fish. My tank is similar to yours. I got all the same corals you do!! But instead of fish i house shrimps and crabs
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Wow Convict that is a gorgeous stock, what did you put in their to replace your angel? Have you had any problem with cleaner shrimp and your corals? I heard they love to steal food from them.
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Also, do you guys glue all your frags to the rocks? I have yet to do that, seems awfully permanent!
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