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Old 03-14-2007, 12:34 AM   #21
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Probably not the Coral Beauty or Flame Angel. Any of the drawf angels want a 50-60 gallon or so, minimum. They're also touch and go with reefs, depending on the individual fish - from what I've heard. I was originally thinking a Flame Angel with my 46g bowfront, but have finally come to grips that a 46g is just too small. :-(
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:59 AM   #22
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Probably not the Coral Beauty or Flame Angel.
Darn - oh well. So we're back to the False Percula (Occelaris), a firefish and/or royal gramma, and maybe something else? What about a neon goby?

And I guess once we get the list done, which ones and when should I add them? Ooohh - and how many inverts and when? Thanks so much for the help!
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A neon goby would be cool. They can be cleaners. As for inverts, you can add them when your cycle is finished. Personally, I like fire shrimp and cleaner shrimp. Snails, I like nassarius and cerith snails. In your new tank, you should probably get 5-10 of each snails. Keep in mind, a newer tank doesn't have enough food to feed a large clean up crew, so fewer are better, you can always add to them.
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Perfect - so 5 of each snail type (turbos, ceriths, fighting conchs, and nassarius snails), plus a fire shrimp to start (once the cycle is completed that is).

Any particular order that the fish should be added in (False Percula, Neon Goby, Royal Gramma, maybe Purple firefish), and when should they be added - meaning - should I add the Royal Gramma and goby, then maybe 1.5 months later, a firefish, and then later the false percula?
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I would do only one fighting conch. If you plan on a conch, make sure your rockwork is on firmly seated on the bottom of the tank, they like to burrow and my get under a pile of rock and cause it to topple. 5 of the others will be good.
To be honest, I think you could add them in just about any order. If anything, maybe the clown last.
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I'm a little confused on the quarantining part - Do I need to quarantine the first fish I put in, or is the tank the quarantine?
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You should QT all new fish.
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With that in mind, I will set up a QT tank:
1. Is 10g ok for that?
2. Do I need to put any decor in the tank (I have some gaudy pieces that I can put in there if you feel the fish should have somewhere to hide

I have an AC20 that I can use for the filtration on the qt. How long would I need to run this on the 29g to acquire the bacteria to "instant cycle" the qt?
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1 Yes, 10G is good for one fishand other small fish.
2 Most people use PVC piping, for the fish to hide in.
3 I'm not sure on new filter media, but from an established tank, depending on the size of the filter sponge/media, around 2-3 weeks, for the bacteria to build up on the sponge/media. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
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Probably not the Coral Beauty or Flame Angel. Any of the drawf angels want a 50-60 gallon or so, minimum. They're also touch and go with reefs, depending on the individual fish - from what I've heard. I was originally thinking a Flame Angel with my 46g bowfront, but have finally come to grips that a 46g is just too small. :-(
Both only need minimum 30 gallon.

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