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Old 11-02-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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a few questions?

okay well my tank is going to be cycled farely soon and i was wondeirng what should be the nest thing to put in a fish if so which kind a clown sand sifter one tang or what? another piece of coral Anemones or what if i do a clown can i get a Anemones ? or what or more snails and hermits or shrimp or what? mushrooms? or what thanksss
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Old 11-03-2003, 12:32 AM   #2
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I'd go with a fish that is pretty hardy. Stick with one or possibly two for a week or so. You'll need to add fish slowly to allow the bacteria in the tank to gradually build up with the addition of new animals. You could also throw in a few cleaning crabs/snails if you want, they don't really add to the bio-load

I don't know the time frame but I'd stay away from corals for a while
I also read that you shouldn't put Anemones in a tank untils it's be running successfully for 1 year.
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Old 11-03-2003, 12:43 AM   #3
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whaT kinda fish one that sifts through the sand or a reg one? and what about a shrimp or feather duster? or sea urchines?
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Old 11-03-2003, 12:50 AM   #4
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I think most sand sifting fish would eat what lives and there and kill your sandbed. Why not just get a pair of clowns?

I agree with waiting on anenomes and corals. Your tank is still way too young for them.
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Old 11-03-2003, 12:55 AM   #5
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Shrimp and other inverts are probably okay but I'd add a fish or so first. Patience is key in this hobby trust me I've learned the hard way before I found this forum.
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Old 11-03-2003, 01:09 AM   #6
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no problemo i think im gonna get 2 nemo what are they gona live tho in dont they need like a .... what kiinda food do u think i should get flake pellets etc etc?
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Old 11-03-2003, 01:48 AM   #7
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what about a blenny or will it kill my sand bed?
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110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
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no problemo i think im gonna get 2 nemo what are they gona live tho in dont they need like a .... what kiinda food do u think i should get flake pellets etc etc?
Those would be perc clowns. Clowns do NOT need anenomes so dont let any LFS tell you otherwise. Clowns will eat marine flake food, brine shrimp, or other meaty foods sold for marine fish. Make sure the food is not to large for the fish.

Once your tank has cycled (ie no ammonia or nitrite readings) you can get a few fish but dont load the tank up with fish as the tank will still need to mature. Adding to many fish at once will lead to additional ammonia problems.
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Old 11-03-2003, 10:47 AM   #9
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Thank you i think 2 clowns will be it and just soem more snails and hermits and possibly a shrimp
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Magdrive 9.5 pump
triple 48inch strip light (3 48inch 50/50 6000K/ actinic bulbs 36 watts)
110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
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Old 11-03-2003, 01:54 PM   #10
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If you do want corals I think you should stick with soft corals. It doesn't look like you have enough light for the hard corals.

I agree that you should stay away from anemones. In a new tank they will just die fast meaning you will just loose a lot of money. And any captive raised clown fish is not used to them anyway. They will just pick a spot in the live rocks or even a powerhead and make that their spot. Just be careful when adding new fish as these guys can become a little on the territorial side and get aggressive with new fish.
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