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Old 07-26-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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What can I keep in my FOWR tank?

I can have my LR, fish, an anemone when my tank matures. Can I also have small inverts such as starfish and my inverts cleaning crews?

I may go out and get 5 lbs of LR today if I know everything will work out in my tank.
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:27 PM   #2
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Depends on the type of fish you want to keep. I have a very aggressive tank, so I cant keep many inverts like crabs, shrimp or snails. I have never had any issues with starfish though. Guess they are too crunchy for my fish. Do your research on the fish you want to keep BEFORE you buy it.
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It also depends on ur tank's size, ur equipments, etc. Update your "myinfo" so we can give you appropriate advices
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ok, I updated my info. My bf just got another crab, mithrax? and some small snails to clean the tank. I need more clean up crew though..brown algae all over.
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Cool, you have a wide selection of fish for a 78. If it was up to me, i would get a couple of tangs, a shrimp goby, a shoal of anthias, a foxface, and a wrasse.

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www.liveaquaria.com
www.saltwaterfish.com (just for picture references. i personally don't trust this site)
www.marinedepotlive.com

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FishFrik and your Tangs!

Actually that is a decent list FF!
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:56 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice FF.

So what about a clown to start with, (something that will one day except anemone)


2 tangs(not yellow please..what kind?)

maybe a foxface

coral beauty or other 'easy' angelfish

with my numerous cleaners such as mithrax crab, hermit crab, snails and cleaner shrimp?

All of my sea creatures love my small piece of LR so far. They are all hanging on it!
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All of my sea creatures love my small piece of LR so far. They are all hanging on it!
You will want to get more LR. For hiding places and biological filtration.
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Im assuming that you are going to go reef later on since you said you want an anemone? If so, IMO, it's not worth it to risk your corals w/ angels. They are a 50% chance of nipping/eating your corals.

Did you look at the Tangs sections on the sites i gave you? Kole, Purple, Blue are my favorites

You can add 2 clownfish to your list too. Percula is always everyone's favorite
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Hi again,

Yes, I looked at the list of tangs, thank you. I will look at the kole and the blue, since some suggested purple are too aggressive.

I do not know if I am going to go into a reef tank. I do know that I want more live rock and an anemone for my clown/s. I also heard that the flame angelfish is easy to care for, as well as the coral beauty.

If I do get two clowns, they have to be sold together or a male,female pair right? Are there any kinds that will almost definatly accept an anemone?
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