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Old 05-18-2014, 05:52 AM   #1
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Time to stock 40g breeder

Ok just ordered rodi unit so come Monday water should be in tank and hope to begin cycle. Now I would love some opinions on a stock list of reef friendly fish for a 40. Also some cool shrimp as part of a cuc. Thinking pair of clowns a goby or Blenny and then I just don't know lol I'm on liveaquaria a lot bug would like opinions from experienced aquarists
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:56 AM   #2
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My 40 has a pair of clowns, a dottyback, and a royal gramma for fish, a coral banded shrimp, and misc snails
and hermit crabs.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:57 AM   #3
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After the cycle of course lol, a pair of clowns would be good, some get large, choose accordingly. I have a blenny in every tank, they are such characters I have to (and the wife insists lol) firefish, cardinal, gramma, would all be good choices. You do not need a nem for the clowns, and if you do want one, give the tank plenty of time to mature before even trying, or it will likely end in a gooey mess. what are you running for lights, filter, etc? love to see pics. Good luck with the new system, and enjoy

(edit: a cleaner shrimp or two are always crazy fun to watch also, jmo)
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Got a fluval 305 for filtration. Gonna try the eBay led light.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:18 PM   #5
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Can't comment on the eBay led, like the fluval, I'm stuck on my leds lol, but I like the photons from reefbreeders also if you want another option

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Old 05-19-2014, 04:42 AM   #6
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Here's the tank with no water and a couple rocks my bro was about to attempt to aquascape it. Plus the diy stand I made for it.
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Looks good How many lbs of rock do you have?I have been looking at leds for lighting.So much research I feel like I found the right ones for me.
Amazon.com : OceanRevive Built in Timer Arctic-T247 Full Spectrum Dimmable 120W LED Aquarium Light : Pet Supplies and hanging them with Newegg.com - Aquatic Life Single Standard Light Fixture Hanger for Aquarium Lights
Everyone has great suggestions for stocking a 40g.I am planning on Blue/Green Chromis,Purple Firefish and a pair of black and white Clowns for my 40g breeder.Still not to sure about a cuc but I am looking at cleaner shrimp.
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35# dry 10# live. Those lights looks good and I really like the light hanger. I was gonna use something that screws into the wall to hang the light
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Put the shrimp in a stocking and dropped it in the tank I guess I'll pull it out in about 5 days? Not quite sure how to cycle the "right way".
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Looks good How many lbs of rock do you have?I have been looking at leds for lighting.So much research I feel like I found the right ones for me.
Amazon.com : OceanRevive Built in Timer Arctic-T247 Full Spectrum Dimmable 120W LED Aquarium Light : Pet Supplies and hanging them with Newegg.com - Aquatic Life Single Standard Light Fixture Hanger for Aquarium Lights
Everyone has great suggestions for stocking a 40g.I am planning on Blue/Green Chromis,Purple Firefish and a pair of black and white Clowns for my 40g breeder.Still not to sure about a cuc but I am looking at cleaner shrimp.
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Nice, I got those same lights for my next build Been looking fr a way to mount them and the link you got is perfect.

Nice looking tank so far, will be following along with this!
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