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post #11 of 16 Old 12-24-2007, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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well tangs from my knowledge need to be in a 75gal tank minimum but i don't really know. thats what i would expect.
And Damsels?
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-24-2007, 07:10 PM
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The yellow tail damsel would probably do fine but may need a bit more space but it'll would do fine with the clown fish. these kind of fish are the kind that like anemones.

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post #13 of 16 Old 12-24-2007, 09:26 PM
You could run the pair of clowns but I would not add a damsel to that mix as there will be fighting. I wouldn't add any tang to a 30g tank. $117 for 40lbs is about average for online, watch the price of shipping. Buy uncured if you can wait. It'll need about 3 weeks of time to cure in your new tank. Buy cured if your tank is up and running. Since it will eb a new set up I'd save some cash on uncured rock and let the whole thing cycle for about 2 months. You can generally find cured Fiji for about $3 a lb so you probably won't see much of a difference in prices on cured or uncured Fiji.

Keep in mind tha clowns can be very territorial as they are just damsels. You might pull off another goby like a firefish with them. Anything more would be pushing the system itself. I'd really look into getting a bunch of small gobies so you can see them interact with each other instead of just sitting on a piece of coral or an anemone. I always suggest a clown/pistol shrimp pair for small tanks.
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post #14 of 16 Old 12-25-2007, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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You could run the pair of clowns but I would not add a damsel to that mix as there will be fighting. I wouldn't add any tang to a 30g tank. $117 for 40lbs is about average for online, watch the price of shipping. Buy uncured if you can wait. It'll need about 3 weeks of time to cure in your new tank. Buy cured if your tank is up and running. Since it will eb a new set up I'd save some cash on uncured rock and let the whole thing cycle for about 2 months. You can generally find cured Fiji for about $3 a lb so you probably won't see much of a difference in prices on cured or uncured Fiji.

Keep in mind tha clowns can be very territorial as they are just damsels. You might pull off another goby like a firefish with them. Anything more would be pushing the system itself. I'd really look into getting a bunch of small gobies so you can see them interact with each other instead of just sitting on a piece of coral or an anemone. I always suggest a clown/pistol shrimp pair for small tanks.
Okay, clowns, inverts, live rock and sand. I will probably do that. or just do some sort of freshwater community. I would like to try saltwater though.

1 last question - How many pounds of live rock should I get for a 29 Gallon? 20-40?
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post #15 of 16 Old 12-25-2007, 11:53 AM
Well see you still have avoided answering the million dollar question. We keep asking you what you want from the tank yourself. If all you desire is a few fish, that can be accomplished with very little effort. If you want a full blown reef that will take a bit more effort. For a fish only with some rock, I'd say about 1lb per gallon. However if you want to keep costs down and run a canister filter for your bio and mech you don't need any live rock, so long as it is only full of fish. Add inverts or corals and things change.
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Well see you still have avoided answering the million dollar question. We keep asking you what you want from the tank yourself. If all you desire is a few fish, that can be accomplished with very little effort. If you want a full blown reef that will take a bit more effort. For a fish only with some rock, I'd say about 1lb per gallon. However if you want to keep costs down and run a canister filter for your bio and mech you don't need any live rock, so long as it is only full of fish. Add inverts or corals and things change.
I just want to have a pretty simple saltwater tank that catches one's eye and looks good. I want to fish to be happy. I wouldn't mind adding some inverts if it makes the tank more lively.
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