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Old 07-06-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Stocking for my new reef?

I was started my 2nd reef tank. It's a 20g long. Right now it's about 2 months old. I have a Royal Gramma n a Green Clown Goby. I want to get 2 Percula Clownfish n that would be all for fish. Is that too many fish or could I get away with it? I'm open for other stocking ideas too
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It's a little overstocked but it can be done without too many issues. It would probably help to set up a refugium for some macro algae to help keep things in check.
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Oh nice, I did the same thing (2nd tank is 20 g). Clowns are common, so maybe a more intriguing fish? A fairy wrasse or helfrichi firefish (if you're willing to spend that much).
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It's a little overstocked but it can be done without too many issues. It would probably help to set up a refugium for some macro algae to help keep things in check.
I would like to have a refuguim but my wife says that tank has to be very simple. So all I have is a canister filter. My other tank as a sump n everything. That was part of the deal with her letting me set the 2nd one up
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Oh nice, I did the same thing (2nd tank is 20 g). Clowns are common, so maybe a more intriguing fish? A fairy wrasse or helfrichi firefish (if you're willing to spend that much).
I like helfrichi. I would probably let my tank mature a little bit longer. I like the way ur thinking though. Thanks
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Obscurereef, what do u have in your 20g?
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #7
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I have a yellowtail damsel (which is actually peaceful) b/c the 20 g was supposed to be an angler tank, but never happened. I added a candy hogfish a few months ago and it's a little territorial towards my damsel. I'm acclimating a tail spot blenny and a helfrichi firefish right now. I'm worried that the hogfish will be aggressive, so he might have to go.
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I really like the helfrichi firefish. I would add a yellow banded possum wrasse instead of the clown fish.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:53 PM   #9
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This helfrichi is a lot braver than my purple firefish was who took a week to come out fully. Sorry for the crappy quality. Those 2 just got added an hour ago.



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