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Old 06-25-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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Watchman Goby and Pistol Shrimp question

I have a 20g long.
25 lbs of LR
20lbs of LS

Stock list as of now:

Pair of OC Clowns (1 black 1 orange)
Cleaner Shrimp
Electric blue hermit crab
3 blue legged hermies
7 nas snails
about 7 coral frags

I want to add a Watchman Goby and Pistol shrimp and have them pair

I have a few questions because i recently lost a coral beauty because of an impulse and uneducated decision ( with some misguidance from the LFS) and i do not want a creature to perish at my fault again. so here they are

Is this a good stocking decision?
Do i need a thicker sand bed?
- i have about an inch of crush coral on the bottom now
- if i need a thicker one how do i go about adding live sand?
In what order do i add them for a successful pair?
Will the pistol bother my cleaner?
will the clowns bully the goby?


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Old 06-25-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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It sounds like they would be a good match for your tank, just to make sure your rocks are on the bottom if your tank
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You think the 1" is enough for him to burrow
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You think the 1" is enough for him to burrow
Yeah, you could always add more sand if need by adding it in cups . But 1 inch should be fine.
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right on!
I'm going to start browsing for them!

I was wondering about the sand anyways because i initially went with black and white crushed coral but i am now regretting that and which i would have gone with a more natural looking sand bed...but if i could add it on top that would be great! I didnt know if it was ok to just through some more sand on there
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right on!
I'm going to start browsing for them!

I was wondering about the sand anyways because i initially went with black and white crushed coral but i am now regretting that and which i would have gone with a more natural looking sand bed...but if i could add it on top that would be great! I didnt know if it was ok to just through some more sand on there
Go with live and scoop it in cups ,add it over a week to let settle with your sand bed
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Great! Thanks a lot!!
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Great! Thanks a lot!!
No prob, I'm adding a pair on my 25 as soon as the cycle is done
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If all you have is an inch of crushed coral, not sand, the pistol would probably not be too thrilled.
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