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Old 10-15-2004, 04:37 PM   #11
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you don't 'need' any anemones with clownfish, and a lot of people report their tank-raised clowns won't host to an anemone...as tho the behavior has been lost due to a few generations of captive breeding.

Also, the 'rule of thumb' for SW tanks is more like 1" per 5 gallons of water, and as was mentioned doesn't take into account messy fish which produce more waste.
You also have to consider your invert population...they create some waste too, although minimal since they also clean up other waste...they still occupy space. You definitely don't want to crowd the tank.

One of the veteran SW keepers will better address your fish selection. Also, you can't post images off your desktop, which is where your image paths point to. Luckily all the common names were used for the file names.
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Old 10-15-2004, 04:40 PM   #12
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What could I put in a 300 gallon tank?

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Old 10-15-2004, 05:27 PM   #13
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Nice yellow tang. I want to get one but I only have a 55gal . Were did you get those pictures.
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Old 10-15-2004, 05:42 PM   #14
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those pics are from liveaquaria.com.
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:09 PM   #15
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The blue green chromis are really kinda cool when you keep them in a school, i have 6 of em. Very peaceful fish. If you decide you want an anemone, try to get a tank raised one. They do much better and they aren't putting anyone out of a home. Anemoneman gave me this website. Thats where it got my anemone and he was just huge! Adapted very quickly. Most clownfish will host bubble tips. But be aware, keeping a anemone can be as difficult or more as keeping a coral. Also I am told you should have your tank established for about 6 months before adding one.

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Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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i would be careful with that pseudochromis, they can get pretty darn nasty. you might want to consider going with a royal gramma, they are far more docile and have the same coloring. Also, chromis damsels do best in schools, so you might want to take that into consideration. make sure you have lots of rockwork for everybody to get away from it all, ex if the tangs dont have seperate territories they will be confrontational, but in a 300g you shouldnt have a problem. i dont know about the wrasse and the anithias together, i would think it wouldnt be such a good idea as they have similir body shapes, which could lead to one picking on the other... im sure someone has a better ansower about those two.

also, what kind of system are you planning? do you want to do a reef eventually? if so, plan for that now. what about LR? LS? how many lbs of each? are you using a sump?

in a tank that size, you would probably need MH lighting to keep an anemone, and only then after the tank has been established a year. it is not nessescary for a clown to have an anemone, in fact mine host the sand in their absensce!
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Old 10-16-2004, 06:08 PM   #17
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I had to downsize to a 150 gal
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Old 10-16-2004, 06:12 PM   #18
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I think I'll wait on a reef tank and I want LR and LS but I don't know how it works.

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Yea, be careful with the pseudochromis. You shouldnt keep two in the same tank
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yea, its always nice to get some good experience with FOWLR before you dive into the reef.

LS and LR are used as surfaces for good bacteria to grow, and this helps turn fish waste into products which are not so harmful. usually people get a lb of each for every gallon of aquarium.

besides this, LR is pretty, comes with all sorts of fun little critters like feather dusters and such, and creates a bunch of nice hideyholes for your fish.

as for both, i would suggest ordering online. ive gotten the nicest rock doing that. check out tampabaysaltwater.com or liverocks.com, both are really great places.

as for the sump, there are better people to ask than me. but to make a long story short it is a resivior of water underneath the tank that is plumbed into the main tank, to create room for heater, filter, protein skimmer etc instead of having them in the main tank. it also increases tank volume, which helps you to be able to keep more fish.

in the 150 you could probably have the tang, a royal gramma instead of the pseudochomis, a couple chromis, the perc, and maybe another fish or two.
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