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Old 08-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #11
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If u go with the 20 gallon you'll be OK with a pair of ocellaris clowns. But that's about it as far a fish. I would definitely get live rock as this would help filtration a lot. If you don't have plans of a sump I would recommend an HOB protein Skimmer. I have the aqua c remora on my 35 and it works GREAT. I would also recommend a sand bed or bare bottom. Don't do what I did and get crushed (cursed) coral!
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #12
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He says 2 clowns are horrible stock because you are overloading the tank with bioload. It's too much for that tank unless you are religious with water changes every few days. This is especially true because you want an anemone and they need very high water quality. General rule of thumb is 30 gallons for one clownfish- 10-15 for each thereafter.

I would say make one clown and the tank reef for a 20. But no other fish.
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Ok, I have a quick question. I'm in college, but I will end up living in the dorms. I am able to have a 20-gallon tank, but I will have to move fish every once in a while dependent on the dorm I'm in? Do they travel well or what is a hardy species that does? Thanks for your time.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #14
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Either fish only or fish with live rock. I am able to do a 20-gallon long or tall ( I have both ) which is better? Thanks for the help!
sorry for the confusion. I was talking about the 20L. The ten gallon is too small. In general nothing really moves "well" . Are u thinking u would move once a year?
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[QUOTE="200 gallon reef"]

sorry for the confusion. I was talking about the 20L. The ten gallon is too small. In general nothing really moves "well" . Are u thinking u would move once a year?
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About 4 times per year, I know that a lot but in both places there would be a salt tank for them. Instead of 2 clowns and an anemone, I think I'm going to do 1 clown and an emerald crab. Again thanks for this.
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I have heard some say their clown will host a large feather duster which you could have. Easily added later on if you want to. Although, moving might be harder on that than the fish.
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Clowns will host anything! Feather dusters, corals, powerheads! Depends in the fish. They aren't called clowns for nothing. Mine host a crevasse in my rock.LOL if you do decide to go reef I wouldn't highly recommend the emerald crab. Maybe a cleaner shrimp? I love my cleaner shrimp. He cleans my hand when I put in the tank. As far as a hardy fish clowns are pretty hardy but chromis are about the easiest. Damsels too but they can be aggressive which is no problem if ur only gonna have one.
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Clowns will host anything! Feather dusters, corals, powerheads! Depends in the fish. They aren't called clowns for nothing. Mine host a crevasse in my rock.LOL if you do decide to go reef I wouldn't highly recommend the emerald crab. Maybe a cleaner shrimp? I love my cleaner shrimp. He cleans my hand when I put in the tank. As far as a hardy fish clowns are pretty hardy but chromis are about the easiest. Damsels too but they can be aggressive which is no problem if ur only gonna have one.
Thats possible, but not 100% true. I have had 2 clowns for many months each and they dont host squat.
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