05-07-2008, 07:20 PM
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Real world, real answers....
The setup you have is a freshwater setup. You have aragonite substrate and a couple pieces of live rock, but otherwise everything in your aquarium is designed for a freshwater aquarium. I question your LFS and its ability to help you in the marine hobby. Fear not, we can help...
Given the simple nature of this system, you will want to keep EXTREMELY easy to keep fish going forward. That Blue Damsel absolutely has to be removed. It is an extremely aggressive species and its mere presence in your aquarium is stressful for ANY other inhabitant that you would choose for a 29 gallon aquarium. Replace it with a Yellow-Tail Blue Damsel, which is much more appropriate for a community tank. I would suggest that you add a pair of TANK RAISED Ocellaris Clownfish and call it a day, given your current equipment.
In contrast to your aquarium, here are the specs on my 37 gallon, which is the same size as your tank, only 4 inches taller. I use 4'' aragonite, 15 lbs live rock, hang-on 18'' tall Protein Skimmer, UV Sterilizer, Hang on filter with activated carbon, and 2 additional power heads for water flow. The tank turns 3000 gallons of water per hour. There is no biological filtration of any type, other than live rock and sand. This is how a marine system should be set up. (They only optional piece of equipment on my tank is the UV Sterilizer.)
I am very sorry to say that you have been misguided. What additional equipment do you own? What was the original setup?