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Old 06-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #31
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Thanks for all the advices. I will stay away from mandarin then.
If you have any suggestion on stocking 30 gallon then please go ahead...

I just bought 50lb of dry coral rock. Going to wash it and put it in the tank ASAP. Oh, price was right I guess - $64 for 50lb box.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #32
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Id say a pair of clowns, 6 line wrasse (awesome fish!), mabye a yellow watchman goby. Nasarine snails (sand sifters), turban or turbo snails. If you start to see some algae, consider an emerald crab. Mabye 1 or 2 peppermint/cleaner shrimp. Just some ideas.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:20 PM   #33
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Thanks for all the advices. I will stay away from mandarin then.
If you have any suggestion on stocking 30 gallon then please go ahead...

I just bought 50lb of dry coral rock. Going to wash it and put it in the tank ASAP. Oh, price was right I guess - $64 for 50lb box.
If you can return it do it! It doesn't look very porous so there aren't many places for bacteria and it's really hard to make shelfs and caves for fish and coral. Go to reefrocks.net and look at the rock there. Much nicer and about the same price.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:23 PM   #34
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That's the same rock I used for my tank. Not all the rocks are like that . Some pieces are very light and porous.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:39 PM   #35
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If you can return it do it! It doesn't look very porous so there aren't many places for bacteria and it's really hard to make shelfs and caves for fish and coral. Go to reefrocks.net and look at the rock there. Much nicer and about the same price.
That's true. It is not very porous. I already have 40lb of live Fiji rock so i guess bacteria will have enough space to grow. As long as coralline algae grow it then it's fine with me.
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That's the same rock I used for my tank. Not all the rocks are like that . Some pieces are very light and porous.
Oh ok but from the pics it looks like blocks lol
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Some are blocks lol so I made those the base and used the lighter stuff on top.
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