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Old 07-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Frag tank

M going to start a frag tank and was wondering what fish and inverts I need in there and what there jobs are and if any one has a frag tank will they post pics
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Depends what size of tank. Most frag tanks are 30 or 40 breeder tanks. So mostly nano fish. Check out some of the gobies, a clown goby might be neat in a frag tank.
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Gobys work well, a friend of mine has a couple small clowns in his. It really just comes down to the size of the tank. Just make sure not to chose any known jumpers.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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My suggestion would be to go fish less. The idea of a frag tank is to have a dedicated place with optimal water & lighting.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:19 PM   #5
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My suggestion would be to go fish less. The idea of a frag tank is to have a dedicated place with optimal water & lighting.
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Yes. Lets remember the purpose of a frag tank. To hold and grow out frags at optimal rates. This requires extremely stable and pristine water quality. Adding fish only adds to the fluctuations. If any fish is added to a frag tank, then they better have a very beneficial reason for being there.

If you want fish in your frag tank then really it just like any other tank. Frag tanks are dedicated coral growing tanks.
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Ok but don't you have to have a fish to keep the cycle going or something like that
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Ok but don't you have to have a fish to keep the cycle going or something like that
No. With no fish you will have no significant ammonia source and beneficial bacteria populations will shrink to appropriate size. The cycle will always remain going.
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Not to mention the ammonia source from target feeding LPS & planktonic feelings for others
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So it's best with no fish at all
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If you want a frag tank, yup. If you want a tank you grow frags in, no.
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