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post #136 of 149 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 06:52 AM
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Looks like a Maroon Clownfish. I wouldn't put any other fish in that tank as Maroons are very aggressive clownfish.

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That's what it is. When it gets a little bigger I'll trade it for a fire fish or something like that. Got ideas?
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If you ever get a deeper sandbed you could get something like a Yasha Goby and small pistol shrimp or get a yellow head jaw fish.

Firefish are notorious carpet surfers so you would need a glass canopy or wire mesh cover.

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I do have extra sand too. What if I wanted at least 2 fish what could I get?
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I do have extra sand too. What if I wanted at least 2 fish what could I get?
-Neon Gobies
-Yasha Goby + Pistol Shrimp
-Hector's Goby
-Sixline Wrasse
-Court Jester Goby
-Smaller Watchmen Gobies
-Yellow headed Jawfish
-Clown Gobies

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Yes I'll get them all
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post #142 of 149 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 04:22 PM
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Re: Picotope 3g upgraded=10g

Hello.

Nice tank. I recommend you to put more rock before you ad fishes. Your tank can hold only one more fish and I think is too much. I have a 20 gal tank and I have only 2 fishes a few snails, a crab, a shrimp, and a ophiura sea star. I have mushrooms corals in majority and I have with them like 8 years. You need to be patient I hope you success with this tank. I recommend you only keep this clown fish and buy other small invertebrates. Or take out the clown fish and buy 2 small fishes but first buy more cured rock. Do you have skimmer? I leave you a link so you can see my tank.

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Hey thanks. No I don't have a skimmer. I'm going to trade in the clown for something else not sure what yet.
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Try to get a good skimmer. You will need it. Good look

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Yea I'm joking but I'll want at least two fish.
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Any pics of the planted shrimp setup?

And how do you feel about the tank after having it for some time? Any upgrades?

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post #148 of 149 (permalink) Old 01-22-2015, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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The filter that comes with the tank is very small so I got a bigger one and the light that comes with the tank is for a reef so I got a plant life led light. You can see the pic in my other thread in the nano section.
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I did sw for many years and starting with such a small system has a lot of pitfalls. I started a 2.5 gal system when I found a hitchhiker mantis shrimp in my coral propagation system. I didn't want to throw him in the sump so I bought the 2.5. I used a Tom aquatic mini canister filter, and the motor from a very small HOB filter as a power head for more movement. A few pieces of rock, some zoa's, Paly's and mushrooms. 25% water chanes every two weeks. It was easy to maintain because I had three other large very well established systems running. If I was going to do it with a tank like yours there is a company that makes HOB filters with a built in 3 watt UV sterilizer. I would also get a pico protine skimmer, several companies make them. In the HOB I would not run ceramic, just filter floss and carbon. The live rock in the tank is taking care of the biological filtration and the skimmer will remove the larger detritus. I didn't have any evap issues. I used a 13 watt coralife CF hood that acted as a lid and fit perfectly.
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