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Old 04-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #21
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Yea I did a huge water change and my nitrate was 0. The only problem I've had was my nitrite level which was .05 I think. But when I checked yesterday it was 0
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I'm doing a reef tank and idk what fish to add first. I have a list of fish I want to put in my tank but idk if it will be big enough to support them.. How many fish can I add to my 55g tank? I can write down the list of fish i plan to add if this helps
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a list would help, it'll allow people to tell you right away if a fish isnt compatible
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:29 AM   #24
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also looking at fish using a site such as Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums will help you a lot. They tell you the min. tank size as well as have a list of compatible fish, what sg level they prefer... many facts to help you get started.
Also they have a section for beginner inverts and fish i believe...?
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:32 PM   #25
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This is my list-
Purple tang
A pair of clownfishes
Royal gramma
Yellow assessor
Onespot rabbit fish
A gobby
Green mandarin dragonet


Let me know what you guys think.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:12 AM   #26
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55g is too small for the purple tang, I think the rabbitfish also

The royal gramma and yellow assessor are both basslet so you can't keep them together. Just one

The mandarin dragonet is a very hard fish to take care of. You also need a well established tank to raise one.

Everything else seems to be fine
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:38 PM   #27
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This is my tank so far. Only 90lbs LR, live sand and a dew hermits and snails. Since they have been there a few days is it safe to say I can add fish?
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What are your parameters?
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:54 PM   #29
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90lbs of LR is enough for 55g. Just wanted to point that out incase you thought it still isnt enough. If you added the LR after your tank was done cycling, there might be a mini cycle depending on how much die off was on the rocks. If your parameters are good then you can add a fish
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Yeah if parameters aren't known you can't know if it's safe to add anything
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