New tank questions

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  1. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    if he just added 10lbs more live rock he will probably go through another small cycle
     
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  3. Buzz1ightyear

    Buzz1ightyear Astrea Snail

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  4. Buzz1ightyear

    Buzz1ightyear Astrea Snail

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    Buzz1ightyear Astrea Snail

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    so up next is the clean up crew and to upgrade the lighting. what do you guys recommend for the clean up crew. also what would be a good option for lighting im looking for the cheapest option that will still produce light for some corals to thrive. and don't worry guys i plan on taking this slow and wont have fish till i know the tank is just right and the corals are a long ways off. my over all plan for this tank is to put in 2 clown fish and maybe one other small fish if i can fit them in. im not sure what type of corals i want to put in but i will get a anemone eventualy so the clowns can hopefully host that. do you guys see any problems with this?
     
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  6. Buzz1ightyear

    Buzz1ightyear Astrea Snail

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    so i just did some testing and got a ph of 8.0, ammonia is 0ppm, and nitrates are at 0ppm. my water temp is 78 and salinity is 1.022
     
  7. Corailline

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    What is your lighting type?

    I would bring the SG up to at least 1.024 before you get the clean up crew.

    For the cuc a couple Certh, Turbos or Astera, I would not get more then 3 or 4. Some small hermits as well, not a lot though.

    Looks like you're going through the typical algae blooms.

    A pair of clowns and a smaller fish should be fine. As for the anemone that really depends on your lighting.
     
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    Buzz1ightyear Astrea Snail

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    thanks for the reply ill get the sg right then add the cleanup crew i need to upgrade my lighting before i get an anemone
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You're welcome. :)

    You'll probably want to look at other powerhead options eventually. You do not need the air tubing to the current power head the HOB is probably enough.
     
  11. oldfishkeeper

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    I'm not sure your tank is cycled yet....what are you nitrites at?
     
  12. Buzz1ightyear

    Buzz1ightyear Astrea Snail

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    What's up guys so I've had my tank running with fish in it for around five months now. I currently have 1 blue damsel and 1 clown fish. I have 5 little hermit crabs and 5 turbo snails and one shrimp I can't think of which type. I'm trying to figure out what my final stock list should be. Here's what thinking to add 1 Catalina goby, 1 firefish, I would like another goby or two. I also want to add a sea star and put some corals in there. Do you guys have any recommendations I would love to get as much color as possible in there