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Old 12-31-2012, 03:19 PM   #11
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If you are looking into, say maroon clownfish or certain others you may want to add them last to your tank, as some are known to be aggressive and territorial. Read up on the ones you like and see which ones you think would go best.

I think you could have some cute clean up crew members, like maybe a couple diamond goby or watchman goby, peppermint or banded cleaner shrimp, brittle or serpent star(s), snails, hermit crabs, feather dusters....

You have the ideal tank for any type of tank that you dream of. Take a little time and really take a good look at all the options that you have!! Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:37 PM   #12
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Websites like liveaquaria.com are great for seeing a variety of fish, suggested tank sizes and compatability. 56 is not bad to start, but will bring some limitations. I'd start at 75g for starters if I had the choice,..more possibilities with that extra few gallons and size.
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I have two penguin HOB filters running carbon but I would like other filter media to go with it, any suggestions?
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:20 PM   #14
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For your first fish, I wouldn't go w/ clowns... I would go w/ something a little cheaper. My first fish were 2 Yellowtail Damsels and 2 Chromis. Really cheap at $4.99 each. That way if they die, its not a $15 fish. My Damsels didn't make it but my Chromis are still going strong.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:21 PM   #15
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I have two penguin HOB filters running carbon but I would like other filter media to go with it, any suggestions?
There is this filter pad called Magnavore Pura Filtration pads that do really help with nites and phos. You can get them Magnavore Pura Filtration Pads | ThatPetPlace.com here.
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Live aquaria has good options but there are some quite hardy fish not mentioned on there beginners section that you might want to keep in mind
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:17 AM   #17
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Chromis Damsels. Clowns are good starters. Damsels are mean for there size though. I like some smaller tangs as well. They can be a pain as far as disease though. Look at some reef safe wrasse.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:32 AM   #18
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Damsels are aggressive and can cause problems later. A lot of people regret getting them and want them out later when adding other fish. I would go with Chromis as an alternative. There are a few Tangs that will work with smaller tanks, but I don't think any are suggested for less than 75g. To me, they are not beginner fish, as they tend to get Ich easily. They should really be added to established tanks, so not a good first choice and not good for a new tank.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:58 AM   #19
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I would do chromis or clowns. Yes damsels are aggressive and you might regret getting them. Damsels were my first fish. They were extremely hard to catch and get rid of. My chromis and clowns are great.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:16 AM   #20
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Damsels can be quite aggressive. Personally, I avoid them. Blue reef or green chromis are great starter fish. I love my starry blenny too. Cleaner shrimp are awesome.
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