I'm hoping to get some input here! If you have seen my first thread, I have a 36- gallon bow front aquarium. God willing, it will start cycling for next weekend.
Since I am so close to buying the live rock and live sand, and since the goal is to eventually turn it into a minimalistic reef, I would like input on ideas for stocking it. It is my very first aquarium so I have been doing lots of research, both online and at a couple of local saltwater marine stores.
I just came up with this list over the weekend. Of course I'm not getting all of them! Please tell me what to stay away from, what I can double up on, and who won't be nice in this seemingly eclectic community I am creating:
Blue Tuxedo Urchin
Bumble Bee Snail
Sand Sifting Sea Star
Super Tongan Nassarius Snail
Black and White Oscellaris Clownfish
Black Ice Oscellaris Clownfish
Midnight Oscellaris Clownfish
Red Saddle Clownfish
Sailfin/ Algae Blenny
Citrinis Clown Goby
Neon Blue Goby
Pink Spotted Watchman
Six Line Wrasse
(I'm aiming for low to medium light requirements as well as peaceful guys!)
Mushroom corals such as Red Actinodiscus and Blue Actinodiscus
Clauvularia Star Polyp
Hexagon Brain Coral
Parascolymia (Green Button Coral)
I want the corals to be minimalistic; I want a stronger rock presence. However, I want to keep all of my fishies happy with the presence of a few of them. Any input on what I'm planning on doing with the corals and the tank in general will be appreciated.
36- gallon bow front FOWLR established on 11/1/14 with
1 blue- green Chromis, 2 bi- colored Chromis, 3 black and white Oscellaris clownfish, 1 orange and white Oscellaris clownfish, 1 Banggai cardinalfish, 11 Turban snails (1 died), 6 hermit crabs, 3 peppermint shrimp, and lots of love....