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Old 03-01-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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starting again....

im starting to get ready to re-start my currently fishless fish tank. long story short, everybody got the ich...
so im about a month into being fishless...another month would you suggest to make sure all ich parasite is gone?

and now the fun bit. right now i have a cleaner shrimp, hermit crab and toadstool coral in the tank. my tank is only a 64 litre (which i believe is about 17g but im not totally sure) and so i know im quite limited with the amount of fish i can have. soooo...what should i get? im starting really slow, and doubling the advised time between adding fish this time. a fishless tank is no fun, even tho the shrimp does keep me amused!

i want the tank to look alive and colourful, obviously, so let ur imaginations run wild...suggestions below.

thanks in advance
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My first advise is to set up a QT and quarantine all your fish before putting them in your DT!
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oh yeah, ive done all that....ive had a month to sit restless twiddling my thumbs...ive researched researched and then researched some more...plus a QT
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Your tank needs to be fishless for 7 to 8 weeks to break the lifecycle of the parasite.
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Your tank needs to be fishless for 7 to 8 weeks to break the lifecycle of the parasite.
thats what i was told...im a month into it and so have a month left.
im jst lookin for ideas about fish to start over with, which fish would be ok in that size tank, etc
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A firefish would be a good start.
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A firefish would be a good start.
just looking...oh they are pretty nice looking. are they fun to watch? any funny habits? and what would go good for its tank mates?
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17 gallon tank you wont be able to have much. Maybe two fish and that will be it. Maybe 3 small fish.
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maybe the fire fish with two clowns?
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I would only have 1 clown in that size tank.
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