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Old 07-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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7 gallon pico reef build

I've been silently building a 7 gallon pico reef and cycling it while I've been out of town.
Equipment-
7 gallon h2o aquarium from lfs
4-5 pounds life rock
5 pounds life sand
75 watt heater( no sure if it working)
13 watt "toms aquarium perch light"
And a aquaclear 30

And it's setup and cycled, I just need help with those stupid questions and stocking.
Any ideas and thoughts are welcomed.
I've put a few soft corals in along with a scooter Blenny. (saw him at petco and he ate brine at the store so I had to have him)
What else should I stock this tank with as long as fish, inverts, and what other kinds of coral could I put in along that's fun?
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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I would think with a 7 gallon tank you get a pretty small bio load and may not want more fish.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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* bio load allowance
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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I'm religious with my water changes, and that filter is pretty strong. :/
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Okay then, what corals and inverts would do well under this light?
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:33 PM   #6
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Id assume the light wouldnt do much for corals...maybe softies.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:31 PM   #7
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I have some coral in there and it's doing fine and growing .-.
They are softies, except for my candy cane.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:45 PM   #8
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:11 PM   #9
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The candy cane for a few days, everything else two+ weeks
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:06 AM   #10
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Try a duncan coral they dont need much light, maybe some zoanthids they may not grow fast but with a smaller tank you may not want them too. You might want to look into a mushroom. get a cleaner or fire shrimp they are really nice and a couple snails. And for crabs I like the eletric blue hermit crab. theres not to many fish that you could hold in there, but one that I know are gobies, most are 30+ gallons. There are some around 10 which you could do. Dont do more than 2 fish that is pushing it. Hope this helps
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