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Old 10-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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My first saltwater tank

So I recently set up my tank, it's a 55gal with 2 fans and a seaclone 150 skimmer. I currently have a thick sand base and about 25 pounds of live rock(getting more soon). Any ideas on first fish because I really don't know, or any other ideas for my tank? Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA btw! Before choosing fish, are you doing a reef or FOWLR tank? Before getting fish, is your cycle complete?
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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I'm not doing reef, I still have about another week to finish my cycling.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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I am currently cycling my 55g as well however i only have live sand at the moment with 2 circulation pumps and my biowheel. I am looking into rock too. did you get yours offline or at a lfs? I will be following your build!
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
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No ha my cousins boyfriend got a shark and he had ALOT if Ron and I got it for like $2 a pound and genus getting rid of more to me lol!
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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In that case, how about a flame angel, orchid dottyback, longnose hawkfish, etc. I don't have these fish b/c I have a reef tank, but they I like how vibrant and active these fish are.Those fish are all semi-aggressive, so if you're going to put in a peaceful fish, put it in first. Liveaquaria.com and bluezooaquatics.com are good online stores.
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Ok ya I never thought about any of thoes fish I was thinking of clowns too? I don't know if thoes will work
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The best I can tell anyone, make a wishlist of all the fish/ inverts you want in there. And we can tell you yay or nay, help you tweak it if necessary, and tell you what order to put them in.
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The best I can tell anyone, make a wishlist of all the fish/ inverts you want in there. And we can tell you yay or nay, help you tweak it if necessary, and tell you what order to put them in.
Ya I will have to do that
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No ha my cousins boyfriend got a shark and he had ALOT if Ron and I got it for like $2 a pound and genus getting rid of more to me lol!
Thats awesome. Definitely a $ saver.
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