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Old 03-21-2010, 07:47 AM   #21
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Seahorse.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:50 PM   #22
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No im going to get some starter fish first and then go to SH bc i know SH need a mature tank and an experienced owner and i have none of those lol.

Also what fish would be great for eating algae off of the fake plants and LR? Im planning on getting 2 or 3 small fish and a CUC.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:51 PM   #23
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Thanks mitch as far as fish to eat the algae off the plants you might want to try a lawnmower blenny or a sailfin blenny.
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But, But, Lawnmower Blennies get 4-5 inches and its only a 14g and its a hex. Not challenging you TC, but I wouldn't think that would be a good fit for that tank. Do you think it is? I can't imagine a 14g hex has much swimming room at all, especially when you get enough live rock in there. But, that is just my 2 cents!

You don't have to listen to me, but I seriously wouldn't have more than 2 fish in your tank. It won't have a lot of swimming room and though its tall, fish don't swim vertical. 2 small fish plus the CUC would stock your tank. I would stick to small fish like a Clown Goby, Tailspot or Bicolor Blenny, maybe a False Percula/Ocellaris Clown (I personally wouldn't), maybe a Cardinalfish, Hi Fin Banded Goby,...to name a few. All will need a cycled tank.
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Thanks 20, I know small vert tanks suck but its for the SH, thats the only thing stopping me from selling it lol bc its so limiting.
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I totally understand that. I just want you to stock the tank now based on the volume/shape of the tank. Gotta have room for the fish to swim if you are going to have them for any amount of time. Don't try to put too many fish in there or you'll have issues later on. It is definitely better to be safe than sorry...you know? I'm not downing you tank....I don't personally like hex tanks, but some people do and I respect that....just don't want you to overstock. Surface area is a big thing to consider IME.
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There's nothing IMO that'll keep those plants clean of algae. Soft, green algae, corraline algae (hard, pretty purple in color, etc is a sign of a healthy tank) are things that'll happen in your tank that won't be fake plant friendly. There are things that will nibble at it, but not clean it. Like I said, enjoy the plants for a while. You'll see.
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But, But, Lawnmower Blennies get 4-5 inches and its only a 14g and its a hex. Not challenging you TC, but I wouldn't think that would be a good fit for that tank. Do you think it is? I can't imagine a 14g hex has much swimming room at all, especially when you get enough live rock in there. But, that is just my 2 cents!

You don't have to listen to me, but I seriously wouldn't have more than 2 fish in your tank. It won't have a lot of swimming room and though its tall, fish don't swim vertical. 2 small fish plus the CUC would stock your tank. I would stick to small fish like a Clown Goby, Tailspot or Bicolor Blenny, maybe a False Percula/Ocellaris Clown (I personally wouldn't), maybe a Cardinalfish, Hi Fin Banded Goby,...to name a few. All will need a cycled tank.
Thanks for keep me straight. I forgot that it was a hex.
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