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Old 08-19-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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Hi i am making a 58 gallon reef tank.This is my first saltwater tank i have done.I have had some experence with fresh water fish but nothing that advanced.I am going to have a sump for my tank.Here is a list of fish i want to have in my tank please leave suggestions on if i should remove, add or if the list is good.

two false percula clownfish
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Your list is fine and all reef type fish. But a SW tank is nothing like a fresh water. I would get a book and preplan your whole setup first.

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I would read our articles section and read this for equipment needs.

Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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Your list is fine and all reef type fish. But a SW tank is nothing like a fresh water. I would get a book and preplan your whole setup first.

http://www.amazon.com/New-Marine-Aqu...5050392&sr=1-1
Thanks for the advice i was thinking about getting a book.Do you know any good books that are good?
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:45 PM   #5
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I would read our articles section and read this for equipment needs.

Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.
Thanks, i read it, it had a lot of good information but i still need to do more research.

PS. Awsome reef tank love the yellow tang
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Also, chromis are schooling fish and would probably be happier if you had a small school of one species (3-5 fish) rather than one individual each of two species.

The Conscientious Marine Aquarist by Bob Fenner is also a great SW book
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ok thanks, i think ill drop the blue reef chormis unless anyone says i shouldn't.I think ill get 3-5 green chormis.Does anyone know about the 2 clownfish fighting because i read they might be agressive to each other.Should i just watch them and see if they fight.
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Get two small clownfish and add them at the same time. One will get larger than the other and start to bully the smaller one for a time. That will stop after a while without any real harm being done.
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Thanks, but i have another question is it 1-2 inches of fish per 5 g?or something else
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cant rely on the inch rule it doesnt account for how much i bioload the fish puts into the tank or how messy of an eater they are, also it doesnt account really for how much the fish will grow
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