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Old 08-24-2011, 07:22 AM   #1
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Stock for a 45 gallon tank

What common saltwater fish would I be able to keep in a 45 gallon tank. Also how Much live rock will I need it 155 litre or 45 gallon
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You should have a pound of rock per gallon but can get away with half of it also clowns angels damsels ( aggressive) tho
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Are you gonna get corals anytime in the future? That will help determine the fish you can get.
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I would like to get corals. But to start with only a fowlr
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If you are intending on going with corals sometime in the future the best bet for now is to buy reef safe fish. If you have a covered tank you can get wrasses, some are reef safe. Most angels are with caution though.

here's a site that has like every fish you can think of and the tank size requirements, reef compatibility and dietary needs.

Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums

It's my go to site for ideas
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Cheers I have setup the tank, it is cycling with out live rock at the moment so that is exciting and I plan on getting my live rock in a week or two. Is pool filter sand alright for substrate.
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pool filter sand is fine, I used it myself.

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Does it get seeded by the liverock?
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Yep. The same as if you buy base rock instead of live rock. The bacteria will move into the new stuff.

It'll be "live" in a few weeks.
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