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Old 12-25-2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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Hi Im new to the forum, so I'll first make a quick introduction.

Im Karen, you can call me Draco if its easier for you to remember. Im a fish keeper.. I have 13 betta's, 1 jack dempsey (That's about 15 years old) and a 10 gal nano reef tank.

Since this is a SW Forum, let me describe my 10 gal. I dont have a pic of it, so I cant put it up as of now.

Its been running beautifully for over 2 years, with about 9-10 lbs of live rock, 1-2" of live sand, rapidly growing mushrooms and polyps and 3 other corals (blanking on the names right now) with about 2 crabs (gotta get more) 5 or 6 snails, 2 percula clowns and a yellow tailed blue damsel, with 3 different lightings for the corals and gentle water flow.

The yellow tailed damsel is amazing. i went to the petshop, and I saw it in a FRESH water tank! I flipped. The owner said someone returned it in fresh water, so he put it in fresh water. Poor thing was so white! I got it for nothing, and revived him back into salt water slowly. ever since, he's been doing great! (about a year since I had him)

Now, my question is.. with the 3 fish I have in the tank now (which are still small), I was wondering if it would be overstocking too much with a clown goby or a fire goby? I was hoping for a 'cleaner' fish of some sort.
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Old 12-25-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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In a 10 IMO yes..

Where abouts are u in NY? Poughkeepsie area here.
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and I thought so. I need more color in my tank.. the clowns are the only bright thing in the tank now. a change.. hmm
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:16 PM   #5
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I have 4 fishes in a 29 and I think that's pushing it. I think 4 in a 10 is definitely overstock.
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:31 PM   #6
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Yeah I only had 3 in my 20g Before I moved into a 55g now there is 9 total
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I want to upgrade to a bigger tank, but no room. one day when I move out.

thanks guys, I just needed to be sure before I make a mistake, lol
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• 1 Yellow Tailed Blue Damsel
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• Assorted Polyps
• 3 Red Legged Hermit Crabs
• Assorted Snails (lost count)

• 8 Betta's (CT's and HM's)
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:17 AM   #8
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Look into some colorful zoos.. easy to care for and some have great colors.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:56 AM   #9
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Im looking around liveaquaria.com.

Anyone else know any decent site that is trustworthy with excellent corals?
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• 1 Yellow Tailed Blue Damsel
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• Assorted Polyps
• 3 Red Legged Hermit Crabs
• Assorted Snails (lost count)

• 8 Betta's (CT's and HM's)
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