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Old 05-02-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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Stocking my 30g

Since the tank is reletivly small what do you all suggest i stock it with? Id like a good variation of colors and fish if possible.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:57 PM   #2
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Purple Firefish, Clowns, Royal Gramma, Gobies, even a dwarf angel. Here are a few ideas. of course not all of them. Maybe two to three depending on your choices.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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liveaquaria.com has a whole section dedicated to small colorful “reef safe” fish
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:21 PM   #4
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Would that be the "nano" fish section? And if so, how many fish ( or inches of fish ) can i stock in my tank?
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Yes the link is in bold above. For maximum adult length I’d aim for 6”-8” total and only stock 1-2 small fish per month (preferably using a QT) after doing a fishless cycle to give your tank time to adjust to the new bio-load.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:44 PM   #6
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http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=155

I really like those, it says that they can feed off plants? Im wondering if adding a plant to my tank would be easier than feeding it twice per day like the site says? Then i can just feed it once per day with the normal carnivorous food, and it can nibble on the plant as it pleases?
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The Catalina Goby is a cold water fish and is best kept in a cold tank. These fish are wild caught and I would not recommend keeping it in a tropical tank. (76+ degrees) Most of the other fish would not do well in a cold tank and if getting PC and/or MH lighting in the future it would be very difficult to keep the tank in the proper temp range.

I would look at the reef safe Wrasse to choose from that are just as colorful and are from tropical temps.

Also as a side note a lot of “pretty” fish are not always the easiest to care for and/or can be aggressive. The nano section of that site sticks with pretty, small, and peaceful fish but make sure you research each fish in the other sections carefully to avoid overly aggressive fish in a 30 gal tank.
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Right right, i saw that they like cold. Actually I live not to far from the island they get them from.

This 30g will soon be my sump when I start to build my larger tank. Thanks again.
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I was born and raised in Carlsbad Got out to the island every year (Christian camp) Glad to help.
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Nice! Im in Huntington Beach.

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