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Old 12-02-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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Stocking Tips for a 55 gal

I recently started a 55 gal SW tank. It is about week 5-7. I am still doing a lot of research and trying to figure things out. Right now I am still cycling the water as I am taking my time and making sure everything is just right. I am now interested in some stocking ideas like types of fish, snails, crabs, shrimp, etc. I would really like to have a nice variety of fish and some interesting types of species. Very colorful and all. Thanks for all the help.

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Old 12-02-2015, 05:38 PM   #2
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My 2 cents...
clownfish gotta have some clowns
Dwarf angel (coral beauty, flame, bi-color)
Royal gramma
wrasse ( your choice I loved my melanarus)
I have a fighting conch snail that is weird so interesting to look at
There's a few ideas for you

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If you decide on getting a dwarf angelfish i wouldn't recommend the coral beauty if you are looking for fish that swim up in the main view my CB is very shy and only swims in my live rock.

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Most dwarf angels are rock dwellers. My potters is out and about a fair amount but can always be seen cruising through my rock work too. I agree every tank needs clowns. I agree on having a wrasse in the tank. Good pest control and by far some of the prettiest fish IMO .

Royal grammas are beautiful but a bit shy. Mine comes out for food but that's about it lol.

Blennies have great personality too

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