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Old 11-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #41
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Did I miss when you finished cycling? How did you cycle? Have you checked your parameters lately? Since this is a new tank I would check over the next few days to be sure you dont have any spikes.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:49 AM   #42
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The water and rock was already from an established tank! Just crushed a flake of food and put it in the tank. Safe to say it seems they enjoyed it!
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:15 PM   #43
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Thinking about getting ready for stocking soon

Any ideas from anyone?

My list so far is as follows;

CUC;
2 fire shrimp
2 cleaner shrimp
6 hermit crabs (blue legged)
10 mixed snails (don't know of any that are the nicest looking)
2 emerald crabs
2 Halloween crabs

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3 Chromis (is it best to keep them in multiples of three?)
Pair of onyx/maroon clowns
Watchman goby
2 blue/yellow damsels
A small yellow/regal/purple tang and as they start to get too large for the tank swap them out to a friends larger tank.

I also REALLY want a lion fish, but I assume 120Litres is too small for one?

Please tell me if this is too much..

Thanks, Olly!
I wouldn't plan a CUC in advance of getting the tank set up. Instead you should stock the CUC as you need it which will cause less death on their part. Also, neither the cleaner shrimp or the fire shrimp should really be considered part of a clean up crew as they will need to be fed directly.

Take a look at a snowflake blenny or midas blenny. I would definitely add one of those over the damsels or chromis. Also, as was said before definitely skip the tangs.

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Thanks guys! I've gone for the ocellaris clowns. Got them home and acclimatised. Seem to be doing well. Having a little fight between the two of them though. Is this normal?
That's perfectly normal. Clowns are bastard coated bastards with bastard filling They are going to duke it out for a while and beat each other up figuring out which one is going to be the female (Yes I said that correctly )

If you notice one getting beat up too much with badly shredded fins it can be helpful to pull the stronger one out and keep it in a net breeder for a few days so the weaker one can recover.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:28 PM   #44
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Thanks for the advice!

Ah right. What do the shrimp specifically eat?

Yeah, is it correct that they both actually start with both sex then the larger more dominant one becomes the female??

Yes I think from what everyone has said skipping the tangs will be for the best, I shall also look into the fish you mentioned.

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With the dual t5 lighting that I have.. 438mm and 24 watts what corals do you guys believe would survive because I really want an anemone but I assume this lighting will be no where near sufficient..?
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Just checked out the blennys and I like them both lol. Can you get two or will they disagree with each other?
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With the dual t5 lighting that I have.. 438mm and 24 watts what corals do you guys believe would survive because I really want an anemone but I assume this lighting will be no where near sufficient..?
Yep you will want a 6 bulb fixture for a nem and an established tank of at least 8 months. You could keep most soft corals under that fixture. Zoanthids come in all sorts of crazy colors
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Checked out the blennies and they both look fab... Can you mix the two or will they fight it out?
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Yep you will want a 6 bulb fixture for a nem and an established tank of at least 8 months. You could keep most soft corals under that fixture. Zoanthids come in all sorts of crazy colors
Cool. I will reply to this with a picture of something which came with the rock. Hopefully someone will be able to identify it
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They are all over that piece of rock. Will they become larger and more colourful?
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