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post #1 of 29 Old 01-04-2008, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Is this to many fish for this tank?

I am either going to get a 46 to 55 gallon tank maybe even 75. Will it be enough room for 2 to 3 clown fish, 1 dragonette, and 1 yellow tang?
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post #2 of 29 Old 01-04-2008, 08:47 PM
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if you wanted the tang i wouldn't go less than the 75. and depending on the type of clownfish you may not be able to keep more than one unless they are a mated pair. but two clownfish a dragonette and maybe another medium sized fish instead of the tang should be fine in any of those tanks. If your just doin a FOWLR tank instead of a reef you may be able to add more depending on what size tank u get
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post #3 of 29 Old 01-05-2008, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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I am new to this what do you mean by a FOWLR tank. I know for sure I want one maroon clown and then I was think 2 orange and white clowns.
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I am new to this what do you mean by a FOWLR tank. I know for sure I want one maroon clown and then I was think 2 orange and white clowns.
FOWLR stands for Fish Only With Live Rock.

Basically means you don't add any corals, polyps, etc.
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post #5 of 29 Old 01-05-2008, 01:27 PM
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one maroon clown will be fine in anyone of those size tanks. also if you are new to the hobby i wouldnt recommend a dragonette because they are so difficult to feed. they eat only copepods that usually come from your live rock or live sand. i wouldnt even think about adding one untill the pod population has had a good chance to mature and multiply.
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post #6 of 29 Old 01-05-2008, 06:03 PM
As was mentioned, as beautiful as mandarins are..... not a good choice.
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post #7 of 29 Old 01-05-2008, 11:29 PM
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Do not buy a mandarin, it will slowly starve to death over the course of many weeks. They will exhaust the pod population quickly, and will be nearly impossible to feed. They are a difficult fish to care for, and only do well in large, large tanks despite their small size, which leads to misconceptions about their requirements.

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

Old BC8 setup: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10744
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post #8 of 29 Old 01-06-2008, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Well heres what i am buying and and could you tell me what fish could go in this and be ok. Thank you so much for the help!
75g saltwater aquarium used,2 heaters,complete test kit,hydrometer,rena filstar xp3 filter canister ,Standard lighting,About 75lbs of fiji live rock,
60 lbs of fiji live sand,2 rocks with brown mushroom polyps on them,
peppermint shrimp, plus a couple snails.
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post #9 of 29 Old 01-06-2008, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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ok so heres what I decided to do I am just going to start off with a 10 gallon tank. So this is what I have live sand, live rock, heater, and a filter what else will I need. I am going to have 1 clown fish.
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post #10 of 29 Old 01-06-2008, 07:09 PM
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You should get a Hydor Nano power head if you are thinking of having any coral. you will need the water movement.
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