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Old 10-20-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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i got some ocean nutritin formula two food the frozen cubes should i break it up before putting it in the tank or just put the hole cube in or please tell me what i should do i only have a yellow tang and 1 damsel in the tank i want to order from dr. foster and smith like 3 more fish and some invertibrets i want to put them in my 20g QT tank before the main tank will that be ok and if it is how long should i leave them in there and will this be to many fish to add at one time or will it be ok thanks a lot this site is great i appreciate all the help i have gotten here
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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i used too cut the cubes down too size with a razor blade then put some tank water into a little contaner and shake it around and let it thaw the dump it into the tank, i had filter feeders in my tank also , so if you dont you may not wat the "soup" of water going imto your tank.
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ok thanks any ideas about the fish im going to order if that will be ok
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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what fish are you ordering?
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Old 10-21-2003, 12:33 AM   #6
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a midas blenny a heniochus black and white butterflyfish and a neon blue coby and i want to get a flame angel but i am going to wait on him but i am going to get some crabs snails and shrimp what are good hermits to get that play nice and how many spare shells do they need thanks
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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im not sure about the other fish iv never owned them, but i would get some blue leged hermits and get 10 or 15 and about 2 or 3 extra shels per hermit
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What are the dimensions of your 60 gal? Bannerfish get quite large and would probabley not be a good option for that size tank.

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Best hermits I find are lefthanded/zebra's. Very agile around corals and less likely to prey on snails. Cleaner and peppermint shrimp are good choices depending on other inverts/corals.

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it is a regular 60 g rectangle is that to small i am going to buy a new tank within 2 years how fast do they grow and if i dont get him what else is a good choice
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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A 60 gal tank being 48" in length should suffice for a start but I would not wait two years to upgrade the size. How fast the bannerfish grows will greatly depend on other inhabitabts it competes with for food and overall continued health.

All things being "ideal" I would say it would become cramped after 6-12 months in a 60 gal.

As far as other fish possibilities, I would instead suggest something that does not get above a max size of 5-6".. It would depend moreso on what type of tank yoiu wish to have as well?

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