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Old 04-20-2005, 04:57 PM   #1
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Stocking advice for 30 gallon FOWLR

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I'm new to saltwater aquariums and looking for advice on my stocking wishlist after my tank is cycled (ammonia is pretty low and Nitrites are at .50). I would like to put a pair of ocellaris clowns, a royal gramma, dwarf angel(flame or coral beauty), and some species of Jawfish or other sand dweller. for inverts I'd like about 9 scarlet hermit crabs, about 3 turbo snails, 5 jumbo nassarius (please forgive spelling), 1 or 2 small red stars, and 2 cleaner shrimp.

My equipment:
30 gal long (36")
Emperor 400
Red sea prism skimmer
Aquaticgardens 100W heater
Corallife Aqualight 65W 50/50
50lbs of sand
Just a few pounds of live rock mostly lava rockscape
Penguin 1100 powerhead (just for circulation)
Aquaclear 402 powerhead (just for circulation)

Am I nuts, right on the brink, or well within specs for my stocking vs. tank abilities? Thanks
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:58 PM   #2
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Here is the general guide about the tank size for most fish. It does not take into account multliple fish in a system
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It may be OK, but you would definately be pushing the limit.
Fo you go through, make sure you qt and introduce them one at a time (except the clowns) giving several weeks in between for the biological filter to adjust.
Would definately beef up the LR way more than you indicate.
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What kind of stars? Anything other than a serpent or small brittle, I would skip.
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Where would you be getting this rock from? Lava rick can contain metals that you would not want is a salt system.
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Old 04-24-2005, 02:23 AM   #4
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I plan your setup in my 38 gallon. Except I don't plan on an angel. I have 2 0. clowns, 1 firefish and I will definetly be getting a royal gramma. If that all works out maybe some other small fish. But I doubt it. If anything maybe a cardinal just because they are odd looking.
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10 gal SW, 20lbs LS, 20lbs base rock, 1 unhappy domino damsel (he was in the 38...switched the percs and the damesel recently).
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I plan your setup in my 38 gallon. Except I don't plan on an angel. I have 2 0. clowns, 1 firefish and I will definetly be getting a royal gramma. If that all works out maybe some other small fish. But I doubt it. If anything maybe a cardinal just because they are odd looking.
If you get a cardinal get two. They like to group.
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Step up the Live Rock to more like 20lbs. You need a better bio filter to handle that load on a 30 gallon tank. Keep up with water changes every other week and add the fish slowly.
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