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Old 01-13-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Starting my tank

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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Love the rock work. A lot of circulation around it and a lot of real estate for corals.
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How many gallons?

I like the rockwork- but depending on the type of fish you are looking to have you may need more caves in it.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:14 AM   #4
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It's 30g so nothing huge, not sure what fish to go for yet so I'm open to suggestions, do want a couple of clown fish though
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A 30 gallon with a pair of clowns and a goby pistol shrimp combination, or maybe a midas blenny. You have to remember clowns get very territorial once they get to any size and become a pair. Your rocks are very nice. Are you going to have a reef?

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Looks like a pretty good start. Very impressive.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #7
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Yeah I am gonna go for a reef not to soon though going to take my time a bit I think, will check out the fish you mentioned, any more suggestions are more than welcome
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Yeah I am gonna go for a reef not to soon though going to take my time a bit I think, will check out the fish you mentioned, any more suggestions are more than welcome
I wouldn't do too much more for fish than three if you are doing two clowns or you may overstock. The Midas blenny is an excellent fish with lots of personality. Mine sleeps in my toadstool at the center of my tank at night. He is also always up in the front of the tank swimming around. Don't forget your clean up crew! Maybe an emerald crab, blood shrimp or peppermint shrimp (nocturnal), some snails and hermits. Nassarius and cerith snails are a must in my opinion.

I think that you will see once you start adding corals that your tank will become more alive. Because of the tank size you are limited In the fish you can stock- but corals are endless depending on your lighting and flow.

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Wasn't thinking of anymore just any other fish, have started the clean up crew I've got 2 blue hermits, 1 red hermit, about 10 ceriths and a couple of crabs that were on the live rock I think there emerald crabs look very similar
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Is that an urchin on top of the rock? If so you may want to find it a new home once you start adding coral. I had one in my old 29g cube and it always knocked stuff over which cost me my amazing green torch when it fell on my anemone. Urchins are very neat but destructive.
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