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Old 05-13-2004, 09:32 AM   #1
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Tank Changes and Updates

On advice from the lovely people at this forum here are the changes that I have made to my 20 gal tank....

I have removed my UGF, ordered a CPR BakPak, changed from crushed coral over to sand. I also purchased 2 lbs of live sand from my LFS. I'm going to give it awhile and then add some more live rock. (I have 10 lbs. as we speak, was thinking of adding another 10-15 lbs.)

And then after things settle a bit, I'll be getting my clowns! I was thinking about 2 ocellaris or 2 percula. But I have to admit that the maroon clowns they had the LFS were AMAZING! They were barely an inch long, and so CUTE! *sigh* Tempting... but not sure if I want to deal with such an agressive fish.

DO you think I'd be able to add a third fish? (was thinking a blenny or a goby) Or would that be too much bioload for my tank?


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Old 05-13-2004, 10:54 AM   #2
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I think three would be fine since they are all small fish, however I would look into a clown/coral goby of family gobiodon because they are very small, only about 1.5" full grown. The citron clown gobies are amazing for color and personality and I doubt it would add any noticable bio-load. After that though I think you will find your maxed out. 3 fish in a 20 gallon will require discipline with feeding and ensuring your parameters are in line, however I started with a 20 gallon and had a lot of success and im sure you will to. Take care and best of luck.

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Old 05-13-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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yep, you would be ok with a couple clowns and a blenny. I would suggest either the perc or ocell clowns, I think the maroons can get big. With a stable DSB and 15-20 pounds of LR, you should be able to host those 3 without too much trouble, more than that and you'd have to be on your toes.
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