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Old 04-29-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Well I splurged!!!

So I did some water changes to my 55gal the past few weeks and all levels are excellent my corals are doing great. I just added 2 skunk Clowns, 2 Nemo clowns, 3 green chromis, Dwarf lionfish and a goby. All are doing fine. Just one question I have been using frozen plankton and Cyclopeeze as food and also frozen bloodworms, mysis shrimp, frozen herbs. Is there any other food I should add for my new inhabitants? I always had a reef and had more live rock, corals, and 2 fish so I decided it was time a year later since I bought the last fish to add some new friends.
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
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The only things that I see that you need to be careful about is 1) I dont think 4 clowns in a 55 will get along. I have two in my 125 and they fight all the time. Keep a close eye out. You might have to return two of them if things get out of hand. 2) Keep a close eye on your water params. That`s a large bio load that you just threw in there at one time. You`ll probably need some frequent PWC till your system catches up.
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Old 04-29-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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yea man, thats going to be quite the rodeo in there.
Thats more fish than I have in a 110. Can you post a pic of this?
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You can check the photos out here. http://flickr.com/photos/59422509@N00/ They have been getting along fine all day. I will do a partial water change tomorrow. I also have the magenta Pseudottyback and goby. The cinnamon clown was a old pic he is no longer in the tank.
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those skunks are nice.
good luck with it, I'm too parinoid to have all those fish.
Maybe when the damsiles buy the farm.
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:31 AM   #6
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I agree about the clowns. A 55 is a bit tight to have two different spices in it. Keep a very close eye on water parameters for the next couple of weeks. You added a lot of fish at one time and it could pose a problem down the road. Good luck.
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Heh.. Be interesting to see if that lion doesn't um... "adjust" your fish population for ya! Those guys are messy eaters, and even the dwarfs can cause a heck of a sting. I love the looks of them but with my little one, no way! Good luck with all those!
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:24 AM   #8
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Thanks. So far they are all doing good. I changed the water yesterday the 2nd day I had them and plan on changing 10% for the next 2 weeks. I can't believe how a 55gal. cannot have 2 types of clowns. The lionfish is doing fine. Nobody is chasing anyone yet. I added some Garlic and vitamins to their food to keep everyone healthy.
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take a full tank shot and post if you don't mind.
Just curious to see how it looks with the fish in there.
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I can't believe how a 55gal. cannot have 2 types of clowns.
Well I have a 525gal with 2 types and the cinnamons still get moody on occasion. I can def see a problem in a 55. Make sure you test water parameter regularly. You put a heavy load on that tank fast. 8O
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