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Old 10-09-2011, 12:29 PM   #141
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Torch corals look just like anemones, but they are a little bit harder corals than Frogspawn. Frogspawns need stable tank parameters and medium lighting.

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Try something in the octocoral category, like waving hand (anthellia). It is EAASY to grow and clowns like hosting in it.

Shown is a basketball size example of waving hand in my reef with two clowns living in it. This colony started 9 months ago as just three strands. All grown under the LEDs.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:52 PM   #143
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2 clowns will be my first fish, the frogspawn or waving hand will be my first coral, am i right in saying it is better for the clowns to host something on the end of the tank rather than in the middle
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would this work with my lighting and could my clowns host this Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Toadstool Mushroom Leather Coral, Brown
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i will also be getting a purple reef lobster
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2 clowns will be my first fish, the frogspawn or waving hand will be my first coral, am i right in saying it is better for the clowns to host something on the end of the tank rather than in the middle
I don't think it matters as long as the flow is good for the coral or anemone.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:13 PM   #147
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i was just thinking if the clowns became territorial id rather them block off a portion of the tank that fish wont always be swimming through
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2 ocellaris (1 b&w 1 orange)
1yellow watchman goby
1longnose hawk fish
1 royal gramma
1 fish TBD (suggestions???)

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5 assorted snails
5 assorted snails
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also, a quick question for reference, is 20 long essentially the same as 30 gal
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instead of a purple reef lobster, i will get a spiny blue lobster
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actually after research, i will not be getting any lobster
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20 gallon long tanks are just 20 gallon tanks that are less tall but have more length.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:54 PM   #152
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ya but since fish perfer length over with (generally) if its says a fish needs 30 gal, can i put it in my tank
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i REALLY wanted a lobster but they kill fish, can u guys reccomend any fun peaceful inverts
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Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp are awesome. Longnose Hawks usually never bother them due to their cleaning status. Mine even lets my shrimp clean him
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thnks, are there any reef safe lobsters that i can get that wont harm my fish or shrimp
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I do not know about lobsters, sorry :/
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+1 on the lobsters. i have not seen any reef safe while i look either.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #158
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Reef Lobster, Red Hawaiian

Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Debelius' Reef Lobster

Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Spiny Lobster, Blue

live aqueria says theese are reef safe, does any1 know if this is true, also will they eat my fish and shrimp and be ok in my size tank
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sorry man, no first hand experience
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no prob coffetwitch, thank you for all of your help, normally i beileve live aqueria its just i have read conflicting things, for people with first hand expierence, which 1 is best with fish and shrimp
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