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Old 02-07-2004, 04:14 PM   #41
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its alright to add one after fish rihgt.
Not sure I understand you correctly but if you mean can you add fish after the tank is initially set up, no. The tank must properly cycle first. Try reading this arcticle and see if that helps: How to cycle your tank with out the use of fish. Once the tank is properly cycled, you can then add the first fish after they have been properly quarantined.

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many ppl have told me it would b alright to have 4 fish but i might just drop the royal gramma or a firefish not sure which one. wat do u suggest. i want two clowns though i heard they are really cool to look at
I never said 4 fish here not possible I said the 4 fish you have chosen where not advisable given their adult size and feeding behavour. Of the gramma or the firefish, I would opt for the gramma. Much more personable and I think a good addition. Just be sure you have ample amounts of LR or other hiding places for it to adjust and do well.

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Old 02-07-2004, 04:21 PM   #42
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what i emant was can i add a skimmer after i add fish. i know i ahve to cycle the tank for aobut 6 weeks b4 adding any fish and that ishould amyb add one fihs once a month or so , but i am going to add my two clowns at the same time cuz thats wat i ahve heard. o ok i thought u meant i couldnt have 4 fish at all. i think i am going to get the 2 clowns and and the gramma n e others u suggest or not. i dunno at im gonna do for sure yet tohugh lol
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Old 02-07-2004, 09:56 PM   #43
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You can add the skimmer at any point but may not be needed until the tank matured a bit. If using precured live rock, it could be several months before it will actually collect anything. If uncured LR, I would add it when the rcok is added.

I agree on adding the clowns at the same time. It will increase the chances of the clowns becoming/staying a mated pair. As far as a 4th fish, I would suggest one of the smaller gobies like a neon or sharknose.

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Old 02-07-2004, 10:35 PM   #44
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i was thinking of a yellow goby
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Old 02-07-2004, 11:36 PM   #45
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i just found out that i might not be gettin a new tank for my fw from a friend. so once i tlak my mom into it i might end up gettin a new 40-50 gallon. does n e one have ne advice for a new tank. of course my budget is going up too. will i need a fuge or sump with this id rather not have to get one.
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Old 02-08-2004, 06:56 AM   #46
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Did you mean a yellow clown goby?

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so once i tlak my mom into it i might end up gettin a new 40-50 gallon. does n e one have ne advice for a new tank.
The same advice pretty much holds true as with the 20 My biggest piece of advice is to buy some books and read them, a very good one for the beginning SW hobbyest is The Conscientious Marine Aquarist by Robert Fenner.

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of course my budget is going up too. will i need a fuge or sump with this id rather not have to get one.
They are not a necessity, but they are usually recommended, especially for a reef set up
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Old 02-08-2004, 12:48 PM   #47
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o well im not going to have a reef set up and i heard i should amyb get a 30 g that way its cheaper and i can spend the money from the tank on btter things for the 30 instead of puttin a lot of money into just a 50. Wat do u think?
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yeah i meant a citron clown gobyif i use my 20 g for my fowlr if i get a 30 for it some of my fish might change.
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A citron clown goby is not much different than the original two you suggested. If still speaking about the 20 gal, it will be too much of a bio-load with 4 sml-med fish.

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what are a type of smaller fish icould have
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