We've had this 65-gal
tank set up for about three months now, with a 2" sand bed and lots of LR
, 2 PH's & one Koralia 2, a protein skimmer and cannister filter, but no refugium or sump. Currently we have just three fish - 4" yellow tang, 2.5" maroon clown, and 2" zebra damsel - all are thriving. Got four turbo snails a couple of weeks ago, and they are very active. I just ordered two dozen more snails, mix of nassarius, cerith, nerite, margaritas & a few more turbos, as well as two fish - purple pseudochromis and six-line wrasse. This is my first foray into online livestock ordering, so I hope it works out. They have a good guarantee.
I'm looking for suggestions on another fish or two, and cleaning crew. I think I'll soon have enough snails, but maybe I should have something to stir the sand? Been reading some comments on gobies, and blennies. A sailfin/lawnmower blenny sounds appealing - an herbivore that should do well with all our LR
. Another fish we're thinking about is a mandarin dragonet. I wonder if this tank would sustain enough pods
for one. What about a starfish? I think I'll stay away from crabs unless I hear something new about their benefits. Also wondering if there's any macro-algae I could put in this tank, to help with the nitrates without getting out of control.
Appreciate any suggestions.