alright, so my fishless cycling is kick started and underway. my tank size and levels are:
30 gallon+10 gallon sump(still in the works, but will be added before the cycle is finished)
Ammonia:10ppm(after a water change. Added some shipped live rock a day or two ago and the die off is really causing some spikes now)
Now I know these numbers are high so I have awhile to wait before I can add livestock. Now after some research I've made a list of what I would like to keep, but as it's my first marine aquarium I'd like some input before I do.
The list I was thinking about is:
1 BiColor Blenny, 1 Royal Gramma, 1 Jawfish (not sure which just yet, but I really like the pearly), 1 Flame Hawkfish, and a pair of Flame Angelfish. I've tried to limit the size of the fish to small(ish) except the couple of show piece angels.
Now could I maybe take out one flame angel and perhaps do a pair of clowns with it? Maybe even take out one or two of the others. My nephew is over here a lot and really wants to see clowns in the tank, and I fell in love with the flame angels the second I saw them, but I haven't been able to find anything on keeping the two together at all.
Also eventually I would like a Mandarin Dragonet but I know they are pretty hard to keep and pretty much impossible in a freshly started tank. I'm going to get some seed pods
I've found online to kick start the population of copepods and in a few months I'd like to try adding one to the tank if you think it would work out with the livestock I have planned.
I've also been reading about the bicolor blenny and the royal gramma not getting along sometimes due to the color patterns being close. I would probably go with the gramma over the blenny if that is the norm with most.
If it matters this is a FOWLR
tank for now. Corals and other things are coming later once I get experience with caring for the fish and inverts properly. One thing at a time eh?
Thanks for any advice in advance,