cycle a tank with a live animal no matter how hardy they are deemed
by some. It is quite a cruel practice considering the alternatives. Ammonia can be quite lethal and have long term affects on the fish's health, not to mention leathal. The nitrite stage in which the fish will spend most of it's time (2-4 weeks) will be struggling to breath. Nitrite inhibits the hemaglobins ability to absorb and carry O2
, in effect suffocating the fish.
Originally Posted by jordyt123
OK so all I would need to have clownfish is:
Some Inverts that Clean
As far as the list above it's fine the way it is although with the LR
you do not really need the filter. I would instead you opt for a few good powerheads. If you already have the filter it can still be used though, I just would spend extra cash getting one. The airstone and airpump are definately not needed.
This is an animal well into your tanks future so you have plenty of time to decide on lighting. For now I would just use whatever came with the tank. Once you decide on what direction the tank will go in (ie.. FOWLR
or reef) then you could opt for better lights but your in no hurry.
The only anemone you would be able to comfortabley house in a 30 would be a BTA and 2x65w PC
or equivalent would be the bare minimum. As I said though, the anemones addition about a year away.