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Old 04-12-2011, 11:39 AM   #41
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:53 PM   #42
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Is the sea clone skimmer a solid buy? Maybe for later on down the road. Is there a better protein skimmer for a better buy?
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:39 PM   #43
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Ok so I think I'm getting a 55 gallon rather than the 20 long. So I'm just wondering if I start as just a fowlr can I just use the stock fluorescent lighting then upgrade to the t5 when I add coral. Also any stocking suggestions?
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The 55g will be much more fun! And yes for fowlr you can use the stock lighting.

What kind of fish do you like? I always recommend gobies and blennies and of course the obligatory clown fish LOL
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My thoughts were 2 false perc clowns, definitely a firefish (can I keep more than 1 in a 55), a bicolor dottyback, and a dwarf flame angel, what other suggestions? Also r all these reef safe?
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i hear that firefish are jumpers. do you have a lid on your tank?
I think flame angles are hit or miss on corals but the others are fine i believe.

And i think you have room for the firefish not sure if they get along with each other. you might wanna check
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I'll b using the hood until I get coral then I was going to use egg crate with my t5 lighting
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Also if I get the flame unselfish should I add it before or after I start adding coral? Which will make it less prone to nip?
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I'm not sure if theres any order in adding the fish vs. corals. Sorry...
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So if I add
2 firefish
2 occ. Clowns
1 bicolor dottyback
1 flame angel
Will that b overstocked for a 55?
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