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Old 06-23-2016, 12:16 AM   #1
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My 29 gallon reef tank

So it's a tank I have been released naming for about 3 years now, and 2 of those years has been with live coral. The tank is a rectangular 29 gallon tank. The systems are 2 heaters (long ago a old one broke and since no back up things were cold), a pump and a octopus proteins skimmer, as well as a led light. My 2 fish are ocelaris clownfish, both tank breed. The female will pick on the male one quite often, but I read that's normal. My corals are a purple and green acan, and a star polyp. I have had the acan for almost 6 moths it has grown a little bit but, again I read that's normal for hard corals.Click image for larger version

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Also wondering what you guys thought about me getting another piece of coral it would go on the right side of the large live rock formation on the left. I was thinking of something branching, or something colorful like Florida ricordea. Let me know what you guys think. Including adding other things like different fish that won't mind my bossy female clownfish, more live rock, ect. I just want this tank to be manageable as well for my parent when I leave for college in 2 years.


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Old 06-23-2016, 03:12 PM   #2
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So I have decided to rework my tank going to move rock around, add coral fish that kind of thing. I need some ideas on what to add to make this a peaceful and easy to manage reef tank. Let me know if you guys have any ideas on what I should do.
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:41 AM   #3
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Any thoughts on adding more rock?


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Old 06-27-2016, 11:59 AM   #4
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Yes that is my plan. I want to bridge the 2 existing formations making the center part taller as well. How many peices you think it will take?

On another note I'm thinking of getting cleaner shrimp, specifically the blood red fire shrimp. Is this a good fit for a reef tank because I have a zebra hermit crab in the tank with my 2 clownfish.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:37 PM   #5
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Personal preference on the rock scape. I'd personally get the rock up to about 3/4 of the total water height. I'm guessing you should leave some room for coral on top of the bridge. Wrt the fire shrimp; I love mine but they are a little more docile than a skunk shrimp, so you may not see it very often, depending on your rock scape


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Thanks, that is my plan to create a pyramid shape in the center. Besides the shrimp what fish and corals you think would work. I was thinking 6 line and coral beauty.
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My 29 gallon reef tank

Also here's a quick question about my male clownfish. He has been eating fine and swimming normally but he has some darker tissue around his fins and today I noticed there was a white line. It looked like scar tissue. Should this be something I should be worried about because all my tank parameters should be fine since 3 days ago when I checked. Could these injuries be from my female picking on him? I know this is a stupid question but I worry about him. So far from reader has I know it's not ich because that would be at the gills which are in front of the fins, also here's a picture of him. This side is not the one with the possible scar tissue. I can't edit a picture in so I'll just post it below.


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Old 06-28-2016, 10:58 PM   #9
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I'm going to try and Ignore the injury and darker coloring behind the fins. Clownfish are hardy and my male clownfish has seen worse. When he was young my female shredded all his fins to stubs and scrapped up his entire body and he came back from that. So I decided on this order of improvements. This week I'm going to grab a shrimp and more live rock, next I'll get a bunch of new coral, and finally around fall ill get fish. Any suggestions on some good beginners coral. Remember I have 2 clownfish and a zebra crab and will soon have a blood red fire shrimp.
Ps is there anyway to reduce the fighting between the two. When I'm in the room I find the male hiding in the corner. And when he leaves the female chases him back in there. When I'm not in the room and my mom walks in there swimming fine together.
Never mind figured out I was not feeding them enough food.
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So back to the main thing now that I have calmed down about my fish. What are some good easy corals that will do good in my tank. Also is there anything else I should get this weekend besides live rock and the fire shrimp?


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