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Old 12-23-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Hey Guys - I am looking for some ideas on stocking my 55 FOWLR. My quarantine tank is ready for a friend. After my ich nightmare, my main tank has been fishless for 2 months. Right now I have 3 snails, 3 hermits, 2 Sallylightfoot crabs and 2 peppermint shrimp.

I would love your thoughts on stocking. I would prefer to have more fish than not, so I am thinking a more peaceful setup.

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Old 12-24-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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Well let`s see where to start. Maybe a clown fish to start with. Since this is going to be a non reef tank a dwarf angel would be nice next. Maybe a coral beauty or a flame angel. Third might be a pink spotted goby. Just some ideas.
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a pair of black and white oscellaris would be cool-


and maybe a pair or trio of pearly jawfish (need a good sand bed for these 3" + IMO, and also a tight fitting lid, due to them always ending up on the carpet)



i like the flame angel idea also.
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How about a hawkfish. They're pretty cool looking and I don't think they have a heavy bioload. I'll be adding one to my 50gal soon.
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+1 for the Hawkfish idea. I had a flame hawkfish in my 55, he was by far the coolest to watch hop around the tank.
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Hawkfish is OK but you wont be able to have shrimp in the tank. They will be toast to the hawkfish.
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