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Old 09-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #41
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I was always under the impression they did better alone. Either way a fire fish would work but your still very very limited to live stock. I wouldn't do all those crabs together, or pairs of certain ones. They will just kill each other.

I think a nice pistol shrimp goby pair and a nice purple fire fish or a red one would really make the tank. And really set it off with some amazing corals and just sit back and enjoy your piece of the ocean.

And of course add your inverts.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:06 PM   #42
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They do best with 1 or a mated pair. More than that an they'll fight.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:12 PM   #43
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They do best with 1 or a mated pair. More than that an they'll fight.
Ah I gotcha. My guy recommended to me getting just one and now I know why. Probably couldn't sex them.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #44
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Have no idea how they sex them. Lol. I'm lucky to tell a Firefish from a goby!! Lol
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:20 PM   #45
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Have no idea how they sex them. Lol. I'm lucky to tell a Firefish from a goby!! Lol
Haha I literally laughed out loud.

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:33 PM   #46
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Here's some info on the Catalina goby. It say 60-70 degrees which us pretty cold for most other fish.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...155&pcatid=155
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It looks like if I got that one then I don't need a heater for the tank, but how many would be a good idea? Like just one or maybe 2-3?

And for the other inhabitants, will the low temp be safe?
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I was looking at those catalina gobies. REALLY beautiful fish!! I would need a chiller to keep them, and then my clownfish would turn to popsicles.

Just for the record, I thought I would start with a fish only set up to get the hang of saltwater. Man oh man do I regret not getting live rock at the minimum. My fault for listening to the LFS. REAL corals look so beautiful!!!

My two clowns are thriving in a 12 gallon. My water params are still perfect. However, I have no idea what will happen when the fish mature. That's why I am getting a larger tank soon.

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Go with live sand/rock, some quality lighting, a pair of fire fish, some cleaner shrimp, hermits, snails and corals/nems. It truly will be a wonder to behold!!

BTW... My wife just got an epidural an hour ago, and is now sleeping. The boy will be born within a couple hours!!! Glad the hospital has WIFI so I can check out AA and do some quality reading
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I was looking at those catalina gobies. REALLY beautiful fish!! I would need a chiller to keep them, and then my clownfish would turn to popsicles.

Just for the record, I thought I would start with a fish only set up to get the hang of saltwater. Man oh man do I regret not getting live rock at the minimum. My fault for listening to the LFS. REAL corals look so beautiful!!!

My two clowns are thriving in a 12 gallon. My water params are still perfect. However, I have no idea what will happen when the fish mature. That's why I am getting a larger tank soon.

My recommendations:

Go with live sand/rock, some quality lighting, a pair of fire fish, some cleaner shrimp, hermits, snails and corals/nems. It truly will be a wonder to behold!!

BTW... My wife just got an epidural an hour ago, and is now sleeping. The boy will be born within a couple hours!!! Glad the hospital has WIFI so I can check out AA and do some quality reading
Hey!! Congrats dude!! Your life is about to change for good!! (and for the better)
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It looks like if I got that one then I don't need a heater for the tank, but how many would be a good idea? Like just one or maybe 2-3?

And for the other inhabitants, will the low temp be safe?
Catalina need 60-70*, Peppermint shrimp need 72-78* water- maybe set at 71 and split the difference?? I don't know if that would work. You could try one, see how they do.
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