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Old 08-05-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Additional Inhabitants for FOWLER Aquarium

Everyone - beyond fish, what are some interesting inhabitants that a person can add to their SW aquarium while still maintaining the simplicity (basic lights and less complicated filtration / parameters) of a FOWLER system.

So far I have discovered ...

Feather Dusters (have 2 doing quite well).
CUC consisting of Snails, Shrimp and Crabs.
Red Mushrooms - have one that hitch-hiked in and seems to be doing well (it's growing anyway).
Halimeda plant - another hitch-hiker that looks like it is doing OK (about 3" long and flows in the current).

I eventually will probably get a larger aquarium and go full blown reef but I have alot to learn before I get to that point.
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Long spine urchin.
Wow, I am totally drawing a blank....
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Sun coral. You'll need to spot feed, but no real lighting requirements. And they are cool!
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Chili coral; non-photosynthetic and requires target feeding like the sun coral does. Some gorgonians are also non-photosynthetic. I've never kept either of these so can't advise on their difficulty level.
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Alright - spine urchins, chili corals and sun corals. I'll research those!

I already spot feed the two feather dusters with PhycoPure thru a 'turkey-baster' so I assume feeding these corals would be similar but maybe with a bigger variety including mysis and brine shrimp?
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