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Old 12-12-2011, 10:47 AM   #31
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OH, and BTW, I have a ton of LR in there and NOOOOO Hitch Hikers, well, other than the algae and the sponge, but none of the live animalish kind. I was a little sad about that, I wanted to look at stuff
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Glad you didnt put anything in! It's always better to be absolutely sure, and dosing back up to 4ppm was a great way to go. Now you know. Those nitrites will drop one day soon, you'll see. I'd guess in the next week or two at most.

As far as your stock it looks good, I forget what size tank we are talking about but it doesnt look like too much unless it's like a 30g tank. LOL

Any idea on the anthias's you want? I have a squareback and let me tell ya, he's quite large! I didnt' realize he would be so big, they can get to about 5 inches or so and mine is probably there already. I have considered getting 2 more, some females for him but not sure if that will be too much fish for my tank. lol
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Glad you didnt put anything in! It's always better to be absolutely sure, and dosing back up to 4ppm was a great way to go. Now you know. Those nitrites will drop one day soon, you'll see. I'd guess in the next week or two at most.

As far as your stock it looks good, I forget what size tank we are talking about but it doesnt look like too much unless it's like a 30g tank. LOL

Any idea on the anthias's you want? I have a squareback and let me tell ya, he's quite large! I didnt' realize he would be so big, they can get to about 5 inches or so and mine is probably there already. I have considered getting 2 more, some females for him but not sure if that will be too much fish for my tank. lol
I have a 35g Is this too many fish? Maybe I'll cut out the anthias and get something else. What else is colourful and a good community fish? I want a calm environment for my puffer. Maybe an angel? Add it at the end so it cuts down on dominance?
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Yeah, I just read up and saw the tank size. I would pass on the anthias's.

I had a midas blenny, very sociable fish and very active. Also a nice yellow color.

As far as the angel, they arent always reef safe so if you ever wanted corals you might have some issues.

I would say 5-6 fish in a 35g depending on the fish. I have NO idea about puffers at all so I dont' know what else would be gentle enough for him. :-(
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Yeah, I just read up and saw the tank size. I would pass on the anthias's.

I had a midas blenny, very sociable fish and very active. Also a nice yellow color.

As far as the angel, they arent always reef safe so if you ever wanted corals you might have some issues.

I would say 5-6 fish in a 35g depending on the fish. I have NO idea about puffers at all so I dont' know what else would be gentle enough for him. :-(
Ok, thanks, I'm going to keep researching. Maybe I'll just go with more goby's and jawfish, they are very peaceful. We'll see....thanks for your input!
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Good luck! keep us updated!
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Thanks, I will for sure!
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Puffers are not reef safe.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I have good news! So excited!

I'm cycled! Not only am I spiking the ammonia and my bb is turning the ammonia>Nitrites>nitrates, but it's turning it all around within 12 hours!!! I couldn't wait, so we went out and got 4 small scarlet hermits on Saturday evening. They are doing well, although, there isn't a ton of algae in there, so I bought some of the algae waffers in case.

Also have more good news! My husband is excited about the tank now! He's learning about the different bacterias, how to cycle, the differences in fish and corals. I'm super excited that he is loving the hobby as much as I am. He's not as intent on the research, but I have that covered, so that's not a big deal. He is willing to learn from me though. He is even considering buying a bigger tank because he wants tangs and I want a puffer, so he says we'll do a FOWLR tank for the puffer and a bigger reef...I have to pump his brakes though, because the expense!
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Stocking help!!!!

My hubby has great visions as to what would look great in the tank, but he has no clue what is reef safe (and doesn't research it) nor what fish are compatible. I wanted a puffer but am a little off on it at the moment. If I get it then I won't be able to do the reef, but if I get a mini it'll at least leave my CUC alone (and I've read many places that it will POTENTIALLY leave coral alone too). He likes damsel's and tangs, the tangs are obviously 100% out due to our small tank.

I'm thinking:

Goby x 2
Jawfish x 2
Kaudern's cardinal x1
Damsels x 2-3

CUC - I plan on starting with 1/2 and then adding as it's needed (IF it's needed)

4 scarlet hermits
2 blue leg hermits
2 shrimp - candy cane and something else, indecisive at the moment
1 emerald crab
7 cerith snails
3 nassarius snails (Under the sand)
5-7 nerite snails (for their small size)
5 trochus snails (bc I don't have enough algae yet for a turbo)

and of course, once I'm 6-9 months established....A BLUE STARFISH!

PLEASE HELP!!! I need community fish, that are really colourful and fun, but that will fit in my tank! I research and reseach but I just can't find a perfect list!
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