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Old 08-16-2011, 01:21 AM   #1
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Just got in to the whole salt water thing. I have a 10g tank w/ 12lbs of live rock, 5 hermits, 1CBS, 1 BYT damsel. Is this too much??? Can I add a clown? Which plants can I add? Thanks for any advice
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Damsel and clown might fight. Pretty tight quarters. As far as plants go, there are many different types of macro algae you could keep. Several are sold on different Internet sites, or LFS could recommend some types they have available. Too many to list. You might try a shrimp.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:28 AM   #3
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To be honest I wouldnt add a clown, it will outgrow that tank really quick. There are alot of good choices here at this link:

Nano Fish

That site lists the requirements and alot of great information on like every fish. LOL

You could also swap out the damsel for a clown, maybe...But then I wouldnt think you could get any more fish. the damsel can go in with a clown goby, or some of the other cool gobies they have, or maybe a firefish.
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Damsel is a great first fish, but in a small tank you will probably want to trade him in at some point.
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Is it ok to have hermits w/ corals?
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Yes, they will be fine. I have hermits, snails, crabs and shrimp in my reef tank.
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Thx so much! I'm full of questions. I'm sure I'll think of more. Carey, ur tanks r beautiful.
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Thx so much! I'm full of questions. I'm sure I'll think of more. Carey, ur tanks r beautiful.

Thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it. I work really hard at them, glad it shows
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So what's the deal with anemone? What type of special treatment do they need? I'm contemplating trading the damsel for a clown. But, I read that while the clown can adapt w/o an anemone, they are natural allies. I'd like to duplicate this at home, but want to make sure I can provide the care needed.
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Theres no guarantee that a clown will host a nem. it;s hit or miss. They are just as likely to host a coral or a rock. LOL

Anenomes require pristine water, excellent lighting and an established tank.
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