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Old 09-24-2004, 01:11 PM   #1
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Stocking order....

What to add next to my 90gal tank....

NH3/NH4, N02, N03 all undetectible. PH 8.2, SG 1.024, Temp 78d.

(Have a cheap alkalinity test, only shows high/normal/low - mine comes in "normal" - will get a better KH test soon).

Current occupants:
60lbs Tonga LR (not branched, from MDLive)
60lbs Misc Pacific LR (taken from local 4yr established system)
40lbs crushed argonite sand (1->2mm) from LFS
80lbs Old Castle sand (unrinsed)
7 Astrea Snails
5 blue leg Hermits
5 red leg Hermits
1 Zebra Hermit
5 Nassarius Snails
5 bumble bee Snails
5 Jumbo Mexican Turbos.
2 Mushroom Anenomes (just popped up on the rock)

Currently running normal output 130w total. Mix of 50/50 10K, and Act 03.

Upcoming additions.

40lbs Keys LR from LR.com (paid for it back before the hurricane), should arrive early next week sometime.

I will wait and add fish to the tank after my LR.com rock arrives and is placed... (and verify whether or not I have a mini-cycle). Also want to wait and see what if any hitchhikers show up on the rock.

Next week would like to add:

2 False Percs
1 Lawnmower Blenny
1 Royal Gramma
1 or 2 filefish
2 Peppermint or Fire Shrimp (preference?)

Is there a preferred order for the above? Thanks in advance.

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I got no input on the order of placement, but I kinda like my tank with fire/blood red, skunk cleaners, and peppermint. The peppermint stay hidden most of the time, but I have never seen aptasia in my 9 month old tank yet.

Is that all the fish you're gonna put in a 90g? If not, you should probably list ALL the fish you ultimately want in order to better decide who's in first - and most importantly with some fish - who's in last.
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The only other fish I forgot to add is I'd like to put in 2 pajama fish as well. I know this is a kinda light load.

Re Shrimp: I totally forgot about skunks. Maybe I'll try to have 2ea Fire, Peppermint, and Skunks - 6 total shrimp.
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I got 3 skunk cleaners, 2 fire, and 10 peppermint in a 75g with almost 90 lbs of rock. I'm gonna add 2 more cleaners and 2 more reds. They don't add to the bio-load, just gotta watch for territorial issues. Mine just get out of the way of each other when they get close.
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