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Old 05-26-2014, 03:58 AM   #11
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Coming from someone who has one you won't really see them except feeding time so I would get some active fish to go with it. Also no cuc
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That's what I've read and I'm fine with that. Might establish a maroon clown or something before the eel to get my tank accustomed to a bio load before adding the eel. Haven't done much research on tank mates yet. What other fish do you have with your eel?
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:09 AM   #13
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And what's a cuc?
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:27 AM   #14
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Cuc is clean up crew. You have to pick tank mates they can't get into their mouths or they are likely to be expensive snacks

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Old 05-26-2014, 08:57 AM   #15
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That's what I've read. Seems like practically any crustacean will disappear after awhile. How vital is it to have crabs and shrimp of the sorts in the tank? I've got 40lbs of aragonite and soon to have 50-60lbs of live rock
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:43 AM   #16
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It's not, you would be fine without them. They would be eel food anyway

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As long as you are using check valves, so in the event of a power outage, one didn't overflow the other due to siphon, you're fine

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Why would you need check valves? This is really no different than a standard sump / refugium setup.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:04 PM   #18
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Take the food to them or they will swim round biting at anything that moves. I have blue throat trigger, Stars and Stripes puffer, foxface and yellow tang. Just got for big fish. In 55 maybe a dwarf lion would be ok. Again not a very active fish though.
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Cool thanks for the advice. I was looking at lions but ruled them out because they just sit around too. Wanted to get a puffer but my tank isn't big enough based on the research I've done. Except maybe Toby's. Also read and heard from some experienced aquarists that tangs don't thrive in 55 gallon tanks. Was thinking maybe a maroon clown and a trigger?
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You won't get a trigger for a 55 I have a blue throat which are more mild than most and he picks on everything in my tank, maroon clown should be ok and yeah Toby would be fine. Toby's are cool too I had valentini in my old tank .... Just as much personality as a bigger puffer just smaller. Maybe a dwarf angle too?
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