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Old 09-03-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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I am currently 4-5 weeks into setting up my 30 gal saltwater tank and was wondering what amount of inverts and/or fish could fit and live comfortably within it! Would also like to know some neat suggestios of fish to look out for that would fit nicely with my peculiaris clown, hippo tang, and cleaner shrimp already in the tank, compatability and such. Taking in all suggestions. Thanks
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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I am currently 4-5 weeks into setting up my 30 gal saltwater tank and was wondering what amount of inverts and/or fish could fit and live comfortably within it! Would also like to know some neat suggestios of fish to look out for that would fit nicely with my peculiaris clown, hippo tang, and cleaner shrimp already in the tank, compatability and such. Taking in all suggestions. Thanks
Did I read thus wrong or did you say you have a blue hippo tang in a 30 gal?
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:27 AM   #3
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I'm at the same point you are. Emerald crab, margarita snail, nassarius snail, and horseshoe crabs are all good and don't get huge. They will take care of a lot. The best thing to get would be a cleaner shrimp. They are cool. They clean the fish. They will even clean the teeth. and parts of the tank. So it's cool to watchband it's healthy. For fish a six line wrasse is really cool. They are pretty small too and they look really cool.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:27 AM   #4
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I'm at the same point you are. Emerald crab, margarita snail, nassarius snail, and horseshoe crabs are all good and don't get huge. They will take care of a lot. The best thing to get would be a cleaner shrimp. They are cool. They clean the fish. They will even clean the teeth. and parts of the tank. So it's cool to watchband it's healthy. For fish a six line wrasse is really cool. They are pretty small too and they look really cool.
Sorry just realized u already have a cleaner
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:30 AM   #5
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K horseshoe crabs get pretty big. Not well suited for a 30g tank.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:10 AM   #6
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thats a lot of fish for a tank 4-5 weeks old. Take the tang out they need a 6 ft tank
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Great advice so far and +1 on the horseshoe crab they get very big. As for the tang I already told you about that .
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #8
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions, So as i come to see it i should take out my hippo tang even if hes appx 1/2 of an inch at the moment, if so, what would be cool/wise to add in that would be compatible with my other fish? and would be just as cool, interactive as the tang? Thank you for advice BTW.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #9
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Btw im sure some of you have to be familiar with the return policy of most Petco stores, as far as returning the Tang goes, will i recieive my money back for him (he was quite expensive) or will they just allow a trade of fish, or will i recieive nothing at all? Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #10
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Petco will not take back saltwater fish, their salt is no refunds, no exchanges.
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