You'd really be pushing it with that system IMO
. I know they say 75lbs lr
min. for a mandarin, but I have a 150lbs of lr
with a small HOB
fuge and my mandarin, unfortunately, isn't exactly fat. In fact, I'm crossing my fingers that he'll make it while I build a refugium. They deplete your population pretty quickly.
Can you add a fuge to your setup? This will give the pods
somewhere to repopulate. You could turn any old 20gallon tank into a refugium. As far as introducing pods
, you can get live sand, or when you add a fuge - grab some chaeto from local aquarists.