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Old 02-13-2008, 01:05 AM   #11
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OK, add a couple snails and hermits too, right?


What are we talking about?
I don't want to add anything, I was just wondering if my live rock was going to come back any time soon.
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We're jsut saying that you should be able to start adding some livestock to your tank, e.g a small clean up crew of snails a/o hermit crabs.

Unless you only want LR in your tank...
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We're jsut saying that you should be able to start adding some livestock to your tank, e.g a small clean up crew of snails a/o hermit crabs.

Unless you only want LR in your tank...
I was thinking about adding some fish.
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Go SLOW. Add 1 fish, not some. You have had a very minimal cycle. Your tank needs time to adjust to any increase in bioload. Adding one fish at a time with a 3-4 week wait between each addition would be about the correct rate. You can add inverts (snails, brittle stars, even hermit crabs) as they have a minimal impact on the bioload.

Do you have a livestock list of what fish you want to add?
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Go SLOW. Add 1 fish, not some. You have had a very minimal cycle. Your tank needs time to adjust to any increase in bioload. Adding one fish at a time with a 3-4 week wait between each addition would be about the correct rate. You can add inverts (snails, brittle stars, even hermit crabs) as they have a minimal impact on the bioload.

Do you have a livestock list of what fish you want to add?

Royal Gramma, Sixline Wrasse, False Percula Clownfish, and Purple Firefish
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Here are the comments from LiveAquaria.com on your choices.

Royal Gramma - A single specimen should be housed in a minimum of a 30 gallon tank.

Sixline Wrasse - requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a generous supply of hiding places and live rock in which to forage for food.

False Percula Clownfish - Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Purple Firefish - requires a 10 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble as part of the aquascape, and a tight-fitting lid to prevent it from jumping out of the tank. Use eggcrate instead of a lid.
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Here are the comments from LiveAquaria.com on your choices.

Royal Gramma - A single specimen should be housed in a minimum of a 30 gallon tank.

Sixline Wrasse - requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a generous supply of hiding places and live rock in which to forage for food.

False Percula Clownfish - Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Purple Firefish - requires a 10 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble as part of the aquascape, and a tight-fitting lid to prevent it from jumping out of the tank. Use eggcrate instead of a lid.
Right on man.
I read a good bit about the fish before I even set up the tank.
Also there is a thread here on this forum discussing these choices.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...lon-99871.html
My main concern with this current thread was for the status of my LR.
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Jus read your other thread. Glad to see you dropped the damsel. You need eggcrate for the top. I also lost a purple firefish to carpet surfing.

Just add 1 fish at a time, let the tank catch up with the new bioload and then add another.
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Jus read your other thread. Glad to see you dropped the damsel. You need eggcrate for the top. I also lost a purple firefish to carpet surfing.

Just add 1 fish at a time, let the tank catch up with the new bioload and then add another.

I'm still trying to understand the dynamic of the live rock.
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I also lost a purple firefish to carpet surfing.
You sure the cat didn't have a hand in it? I am real curious as to how my guys are going to react to a tank of snacks. And to think the wife wanted gerbils...
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