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Old 09-11-2012, 01:32 AM   #11
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:05 AM   #12
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Ya I've been doing research as I can. What would you suggest to start stocking with? I like clowns, fire fish, royal grammar. But I'm still wondering what people enjoy from experience
Well, we know for sure the clowns are moving in cuz management wants that, right? The Firefish that you like are very sweet, there's the red/white ones or purple. Can't remember right off if this is a FOWLR, but if it is, there are some beautiful dwarf angels around, such as the Potters angel, coral beauty, bicolor angel, etc, they'll do fine in a 55g, but can only get one. Bangaii cardinals are very peaceful and pretty, and there's the pajama cardinal if you wanna cater to the little ones- they kinda look like they're wearing PJs. I've read that cardinals do better when not alone, so I have 2. Blennies are very cute and a lot of personality. But make sure you give them seaweed sheets regularly or they get real skinny. I have a royal gamma, weird little fish. She stays in her cave most of time, comes out early AM to swim around, comes out to eat at dinner, will sometimes jut be swimming around upside down or suspended there vertically. They can be a little territorial, so she was the last fish added. There might be a butterfly you could put in a 55, but I'm not certain cuz I don't have one. If you're planning to convert to corals at some point, don't get an angel!! Theyre 50/50 chance (at best) they'll eat your coral. Then you gotta tear the tank apart to get the guy out. It's a mess!!
Oh! I highly suggest a scarlet cleaner shrimp!! Very friendly and cute, and they clean your fish of and bacteria or parasites!! Blu reef chromis are beautiful!! (blue-green chromis Are too) but get at least 3 chromis- they like to school and Hang out together. That's all I can think of right now.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
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Don't buy live rock unless you find it aesthetically pleasing. Go with baserock, it looks bright white when you first get it then turns purple with green after a few months. It serves the same purpose as Live rock but it's $2 instead of $5-7 you may see at a store.
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Ok but does it act as a natural filtration system beyond a filter?
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Ok but does it act as a natural filtration system beyond a filter?
It acts like a biological filter. Your aqueon and aqua clear should be your mechanical.
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As stated above, IMO would buy base rock however I would go to your local fish store and purchase a few pieces of cured live rock so to seed the base. You"ll end up with some coralline algae (little colored specs usually pink or purple) which is good and eventually a lot live rock! =). I've made the mistake of purchasing hundreds of dollars worth of live rock in the past. It's irritating to know that money could of been better spent on fish, lighting, etc.
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