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Old 09-28-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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Need some advice on these livestock.

After getting a lot of suggestions on what to get.
I went to this web store and take a look of the livestock and come out with this list, and would like to ask you guys if they can be together.
46gal DT 20gal sump
Please let me know if thats too much to put in a 46gal.

fish:
Green Mandarin Dragonet
Firefish
Pink Spotted Watchman Goby
Yellow Coris Wrasse <-- I have this before, but at that time I don't have any corals.
I want a blue tang, but I heard it gets too big.
coral:
Glove Polyps-Green
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Flame Scallop
Caribbean Pistol Shrimp
thinking to get starfish, but I have nassarius and afraid the star will eat the snails.
maybe cleaner shrimp as well.

I would love to have suggestions on how I should handle them all at once, since that website order over $140 get free shipping, and I don't know if thats a good idea to intro all of them to the tank at once. OoO
I will probably get some of them in my LFS if possible.

Since some of them r said semi aggressive, I wanna listen to you pro experience on these livestock.
so far I only be able to keep soft coral, and would love to add SPS in the future when I get my "light"!!

thanks for sharing your experience^^
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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The Mandarin needs a larger more mature tank. They graze on pods and can deplete them rather quickly and starve.
The other fish look good.
The scallop has a dismal survival rate in home aquariums and I would not suggest getting one.
Pistol shrimp has my vote!!!
Look at nassi, cerith, margarita snails, bristle star (won't eat the snails).
Not sure on the coral.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:38 PM   #3
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I agree. Drop the mandarin and the scallop.
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alrite, no mandarin and scallop.
any other fishes suggest to replace the mandarin?
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Check out gobies (the non-shrimp types) and blennies. I especially like bicolor, midas, sailfin and midas blennies. Fun fish with loads of personality.
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Check out gobies (the non-shrimp types) and blennies. I especially like bicolor, midas, sailfin and midas blennies. Fun fish with loads of personality.
whats the different between the shrimp n non shrimp types?
and for blennies, I heard they do nip at corals sometimes, is that true?
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All fish nip at corals from time to time, but blennies and gobies are one's that tend to leave most alone other than perhaps perching on or occasionally dusting them with sand.
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and for blennies, I heard they do nip at corals sometimes, is that true?

Mine has never messed with my corals. All he does is sleep in the corals.
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All fish nip at corals from time to time, but blennies and gobies are one's that tend to leave most alone other than perhaps perching on or occasionally dusting them with sand.
haha dusting sand, I had that before, they cover my rocks with sand LOL

will that be bad to corals if too much sand covering them?
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Lawnmower Blenny
Blue Fin Damselfish

and any recommend angels/tangs that I can keep?
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