Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-17-2006, 01:34 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 50
Stocking ideas

It is time, my water parameters have been great for 3 weeks now. Nitirite 0, Ammonia 0, Ph 8.2, SG 1.022. I have a 55g with 50lbs of LR and 50lbs sand. I have some inverts (snails and herrmits). I found a web site with some great prices, I hope it is not too good.
I have ordered:
Blue hippo tang
2 clowns
splendid pseudochromis
coral Beauty
feather duster.
If things go well I may want to add one or two more fish. I was thinking about a six line wrase, butterfly or royal gramma. Any suggestions.
Also I have 96watts now may upgrade in the future. Is there any mushrooms you reccomend and can I get any anenomes for my clowns?
Thanks
__________________

__________________
fishdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 01:47 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atl, GA
Posts: 382
Send a message via AIM to Feron Send a message via Yahoo to Feron
wow...jumpin right into it huh?
Well... I'm sure there will be lots of input!
My take.. do your best to acclimate properly (drip method preferably, for a few hours in like temp water..)
Since the tank is new, I dunno if a dip is really necessary (prolly is, and prolly a mandatory thing..wetwebmedia.org has great quarantine/acclimation techniques)
Seems like a whole lotta lotta to start with, but it's your tank...
Also seems like alot, but I'm no expert (and the oppinions vary greatly).
Just be sure to acclimate and feed em what they want and keep a hawk eye on em and the water quality from now till you are very sure it's not going to change cause of the selections..
Good luck to ya..
__________________

__________________
Feron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 12:56 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 181
Re: Stocking ideas

Quote:
Originally Posted by fishdoc
Is there any mushrooms you reccomend and can I get any anenomes for my clowns?
Thanks
You'd probably need to upgrade your lighting to roughly 4 watts per gallon or more first. I don't know about mushrooms, but a bubble tip is a pretty hardy anemone. But you'd want to wait until your tank is much more mature before attempting to add one...

Also, a 55 gallon is on the small side for a Regal Blue Tang. Actually, a 75 is borderline small for this fish.
__________________
Reese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 01:15 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
hackteck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,628
Send a message via AIM to hackteck
thats a pretty big bioload to add all at once
__________________
hackteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 01:17 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
hackteck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,628
Send a message via AIM to hackteck
how longs your tank been setup?
__________________
hackteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 01:33 PM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 7,224
Send a message via Yahoo to Hara
too many too fast...you will need to test the water daily for signs of ammonia increase. Be prepared for emergency water changes. You do not have sufficient lighting for corals or anemone. The tank is too new to even consider an anemone if you did have the proper lighting.

You are also very light on rock for filtration. If that is the only source of filtration, you will be in for trouble.

As already mentioned, the hippo tang is not a good selection for your tank. You also do not have room for more fish if "all goes well" and you don't lose them all to an ammonia spike.

Please research more carefully before purchasing, it will save you heartache and money down the road.
__________________
Hara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 05:21 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 50
Thanks for the input. I knew I was going to get slammed when I posted it. The tank has been running now for 2 months, the levels have been rock steady for 2-3weeks. In addition to the LR I am also using an overflow with bio balls. I am doing 15% water changes monthly. All the fish I have ordered are small <1inch. As far as the big hippo by the time he out grows the tank I should of saved up enough to upgrade. Again, thanks for the advice and I will hold out on the anenomes/shrooms.
:D
__________________
fishdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2006, 06:32 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Halifax Canada
Posts: 236
Quote:
I am doing 15% water changes monthly.
I would aim for that amount on a weekly basis.
__________________
65 gal reef
EQUIPMENT:
2 PC's 192W each , 20 gal sump/fuge
LIVESTOCK:
4 false clowns, 2 firefish, cardinal, midas blennie, toadstool, zoos, shrooms, trumpet coral, torch, pagoda, frogspawn, poylps, red open brain, devils hand, hermits, snails, 3 cleaner shrimp, coral banded and a emerald crab.
canyon15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2006, 04:09 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Anchorage Alaska
Posts: 174
Agree on the weekly water changes. Very easy on your size tank. I grab my 5-gallon orange home depot bucket and do a 1 bucket change on my 50 gallon every Saturday. Takes me maybe 30 minutes and my water stays really nice. I usually do a 2-bucket every 3rd or 4th change just for the heck of it.
__________________
ColdFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2006, 10:12 AM   #10
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I agree that it should be weekly water changes. Also as stated already your bio load is too big. As the advisor said your looking for trouble down the road. I would like to ask why you made the post if you already knew the answer?
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
stocking, stocking ideas

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stocking Ideas fishdoc Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 02-23-2009 09:32 PM
Stocking Ideas mdjxt39 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 9 02-27-2007 09:59 AM
Stocking ideas? Taelen Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 11-13-2006 04:01 PM
Stocking ideas? PBDragon Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 01-13-2006 08:27 AM
stocking ideas for a 33 e-cat Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 09-12-2003 06:53 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.