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post #11 of 26 Old 04-16-2012, 01:18 PM
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dont forget there are a number of clown gobies if you dont think there is enough floor space.i love the yellow and the green....there si also a black colored one that i cannot recall the anme of.all are small and nice little coral perching fish.

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post #12 of 26 Old 04-16-2012, 07:40 PM
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dont forget there are a number of clown gobies if you dont think there is enough floor space.i love the yellow and the green....there si also a black colored one that i cannot recall the anme of.all are small and nice little coral perching fish.
Don't forget we are talking about a 8 gallon tank here. And all Nano Fish requirements are for 10g tanks.
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post #13 of 26 Old 04-16-2012, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
Yeah I would get the right kelvin rating. So I think the clown fish and the firefish are the two.

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post #14 of 26 Old 04-17-2012, 11:53 AM
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in that case i suppose you could say that about the dartfish and the clown as they are both twice the size of the clown goby but i was just giving a possible alternative.i have a couple of nanos that are under 10 gallons that have fish and corals that have been succefull for several years, same inhabitants.i still recomend clown gobies or small shrimp gobies for nano tanks.with some patience and some research you can deck out your nano.although i do like the dartfish.

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post #15 of 26 Old 04-17-2012, 12:03 PM
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oh.... or tail spot blenny?all these fish must be added after the tanks cycle and at a slow rate ofcourse.

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post #16 of 26 Old 04-17-2012, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
By clownfish I mean Occelaris Clownfish, not a goby so would it still work. Live rock would I have to cycle the tank, I want the tank up and running by May 13th because it would be nice to have it on display for my birth day. Also with the upcoming strike at my school I will have around two weeks off so I can devote all my time to this tank.

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #17 of 26 Old 04-18-2012, 02:05 AM
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some live rock and some live sand to seed the tanks substrate will be suficiant starter bacteria load but you will still neeed to monitor the chemistry frequintly particularly every time you add fish.first get the rock,sand,and filter going.test in a few days then test again a few days later then add one fish repeat the frequint tests and change water accordingly.much like when you do a new fresh water tank.a skimmer will help tremendously.

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post #18 of 26 Old 04-18-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
I don't have live sand and don't know if I can buy any by the lbs. I do have live rock obviously but will it seed the sand. I would only want maybe two fish tops so could I add both at the same time

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #19 of 26 Old 04-18-2012, 05:07 PM
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the rock can seed the sand in theory but there will be a number of smaller invertabrates that may not be present in the rock.not to worry it will simply take more time to get everything chugging along.i dont usualy recomend adding more than one fish to a small tank at the same time but i have done it manby times.you will want to monitor the water pretty religously so that there will be no spikes that go unoticed.in the event of a spike you will want some ready salt water on hand in a bucket or tub with an air stone or pump.also in the beginning i am a fan of good carbon and possible chemicle medias like chemi pure or blue life.this gives you some elbow room so to speak.

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post #20 of 26 Old 04-18-2012, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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