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Old 03-05-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Well, I have a 30 gallon tank, and I really want to turn it into a FOWLR tank. Do I need a protein skimmer? What one do you recommend? And what kind of powerhead(s)?
Anyways, I really like gobies and I was wondering if I could fit a golden head sleeper goby into a 30 gallon tank? I really love those! If not, what other kind of gobies?
Please give me a list of gobies that can go together for this size tank!
I like the following gobies: yellow watchman goby,catalina goby, firefish goby, green mandarin goby, purple firefish goby, neon goby, and the rose goby.
How many inches of sand in the bottom?
I just want a goby only tank, if that is possible...
Thank you so much!(:

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This will answer alot of your goby questions.
Gobies for Sale: Goby Fish Species Including Shrimp Gobies

It shouldn't be necessary to have a skimmer for FOWLR. I won't comment on powerheads as I have never done FOWLR and I'm sure the flow needed is less than with some of my corals.

I have an inch deep sandbed with my watchman goby. Make sure your rock is settled on the bottom or some other support. I rested my rocks on the sand and my entire aquascape shifted as the goby dug. This would have been a huge problem from breaking glass to killing your fish/inverts.

Secondly, the catalina goby is a colder water goby. It might be able to take a warmer tank, but it wouldn't live very long.

And reading the name mandarin... just take it off your list unless you have future plans of having a fuge that can produce lots of pods.
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