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Old 04-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Green mandarin

Will this fish be okay in my fowlr tank?
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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It would depend on the size and age of the tank. also do you have sump. and how much live rock do you have.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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75 gallon put my first two clowns in on April 20 so the tank is brand new. No sump.
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I would guess at least 70 pounds of rock only twenty is live the rest was base
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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A mandarin will starve in new systems unless they are trained to eat frozen(which some just wont)...most people would reccomend giving your tank a year to mature for one
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
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Trying to find fish to stick my tank with. Right now I have two ocellaris clowns and planning on getting a fox face lo and yellow tang. Would eventually like a raccoon butterfly and flame angel. What are some other suggestions? That would give me 6 fish and about 34 inches of fish
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The 34" of fish is irrelevant that is a very "old school" method that doesn't really work especially in saltwater... You need to figure out your Bioload and what your biological filtration can handle
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #8
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How do I do this? If I plan to do pwc every other Saturday and I test my water on Friday and all readings are correct that means my bio load can handle those fish fine? Then if I add two I can continue to monitor it and if it stays at-required levels that means it can handle those fish as well?
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:44 PM   #9
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As staed above a mandarin shouldnt be attempted until your tank is stocked with pods which can take a year or more. :-( Definitely NOT a fish for a new or even somewhat new tank.

Also, a yellow tang will require a larger tank, 6 foot long is preferable since they zoom zoom all day long. lol The foxface should be fine though and pygmy angels also would be fine, you can only have one angel though, they will fight if you get more than one.

I have a single butterfly fish, I used to have 2 but the one didn't make it. They are notoriously difficult to keep and most are not reef safe. Angels aren't really known to be reef safe either, at least not long term.

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Not planning on a reef tank. Would it be okay to remove some of my base rock and add decorative hiding spots?
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