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Old 12-24-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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Stocking suggestions for a 46 gallon FOWLR

Hello everyone,
As the title suggest, I need some help in determining what and how many can I stock in my 46 gallon tank.

Tank size = 46 gallon
Filteration = 50 lbs live rock, 20 lbs of live sand, Filstar XP-M canister filter. No skimmer or sump
Lighting = Aquaeon modular LED lighting system

My choice:
Ocellaris Clowns (2)
Blue green chromis (3)
Cardinal fish (2)

Any other suggestions? I am only looking for peaceful and small )1-3 inch) fishes.

Thans
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I always tell people to skip chromis. They always seem to end up starting out in a school and then slowly end up with only 1. Believe they slowly beat on each other until there is only one.
Have you looked at anything like a chalk bass or a royal gramma?
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:38 AM   #3
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Royal grama looks good. So you really think chromis is not so good? Anyone else who can second that?

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I happen to like chromis, lol. I will admit that I started with 15 and now have 11. One died the first day and I have no idea where or what happened to the others. This is over a period of about a year.
Check out some sandsifting gobies, if you arent planning on corals on the sandbed that is. lol
I also like the gramma idea and I think no tank is complete without a lawnmower blenny. Youve got a nice sized tank and can have several small-ish fish which is super cool.
Do you have a lid over the tank? Then you might think about a firefish too.
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Thank you for your suggestion. I think watchman goby will also be a good fit.

Yes I do have the black plastic cover over my tank (the one that usually comes with a kit).

Somehow my wife is not so thrilled about fire fish or lawn mower bleeny.
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I like purple fire fish


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Purple one is good. Bu the orange one not so..
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How about a helfrichi !!! $$$$$


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Just checked it on liveaquaria. awesome looking but pricy. 89 bucks for two incher. Sorry I am not that rich....

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I have a watchman goby with a shrimp and I also love my starry blenny. Both of them are totally opposite behavior and gives you more to enjoy about your tank.
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