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Old 11-25-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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So I have a 50g tank with 20g Sump just had an ich outbreak which killed the few fish I had so I am leaving it fallow for 9 weeks and it has been fallow for 3 already so I want to purchase one or two fish to go through 6 weeks of quarantine and finish with that around the same time that the fallow period is done with. Please give me suggestions/advice and an order on which fish or two to quarantine first (10g barebottom)
Currently I have some coral, chocolate chip starfish, and 2 peppermint shrimp.

Here is what I want to stock:

Royal Gramma Basslet
Lawnmower Blenny
Midas Blenny
Green Mandarin
Flasher/Fairy Wrasse (1 or 2)
Purple Firefish

Can I add anything else? is this too much? Any personality issues or otherwise?
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Okay how old is the tank?


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Old 11-26-2014, 12:01 AM   #3
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The blennys might fight


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Old 11-26-2014, 12:33 PM   #4
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The tank is 9-10 months old. It's been fallow for 3 weeks. I have adding a few tisbe pods bags to get the pod count up while there is nothing feeding in them.
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So I have a 50g tank with 20g Sump just had an ich outbreak which killed the few fish I had so I am leaving it fallow for 9 weeks and it has been fallow for 3 already so I want to purchase one or two fish to go through 6 weeks of quarantine and finish with that around the same time that the fallow period is done with. Please give me suggestions/advice and an order on which fish or two to quarantine first (10g barebottom)
Currently I have some coral, chocolate chip starfish, and 2 peppermint shrimp.

Here is what I want to stock:

Royal Gramma Basslet
Lawnmower Blenny
Midas Blenny
Green Mandarin
Flasher/Fairy Wrasse (1 or 2)
Purple Firefish

Can I add anything else? is this too much? Any personality issues or otherwise?
blennys will probably not get along, mandarin are very difficult to keep and need a constant pod diet, they eat all the time not just when you choose.

in a 50 id do one flasher, a couple clowns, and maybe a blenny or goby of sorts.
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Trying to avoid clowns. Everyone has clowns and my wife isn't the biggest fan. I'll do the Midas Blenny then. How big is the smallest aquarium that can sustain a good pod population for a mandarin?
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Trying to avoid clowns. Everyone has clowns and my wife isn't the biggest fan. I'll do the Midas Blenny then. How big is the smallest aquarium that can sustain a good pod population for a mandarin?
its not aquarium size, its having an established, large refugium.
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You know that cc star is going to start munching corals right?


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He seems to leave them alone right now and will be removed when/if I have a problem.
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