Reef stocking help needed.

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Well guys im getting a 42g tank, plannin on softies and lps only. Would also like to know the compatiblity and which is not or to be added. Looking for reef safe fishes and here is the list of fishes in order with which to be added first to last.

    1) 2 fire darts
    2) 2 skunk cleaners
    3) yellow watchman goby
    4) neon goby
    5) suggest me a small easy peaceful reefsafe wrasse
    6) 2 Oc clown
    7) urchin
    8) brittle star
    9) blood red shrimp
    10) algae blenny
     
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  3. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Nano, didn't you post this same question not long ago? It's still a lot of fish for that size tank.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    I removed the tang from the list. I read these are best for nano
     
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    The rule of thumb I try to follow and some may differ with me but is one inch of fish per 4 gallons of water. That gives you approx. 10 inches and remember that your fish will grow up and become adults so this rule applies to their adult size not the size they are today.

    Your fire darts will reach 3 inches each = 6
    Watchman goby will reach 3 inches = 3
    Neon goby will reach 2 inches = 2
    wrasse depending on what kind = 3
    Clowns approx. 3 inches each = 6
    blenny depending on what kind = 3
    23 inches of fish when they reach adulthood. you have enough fish to populate a 100g when fully grown. IMO you need to cut down to about 4 fish. I hope this helps you.
     
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    You can't mix skunk cleaners and blood reds in a tank that size. No algae Blenny either.
     
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  9. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    How about inverts? I wana add royal gramma and pygmy possom wrasse. Which fish u think i shud remove from the list? I wont get 2 fire darts, only 1. Blenny is lawnmower blenny. Need atleast 1 fish that eats algae, as i cant add a tang. Snails dont eat macros.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Wont keep bloods. Why no algae blenny? I cant keep a tang, so want 1 algae eating fish.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Is this ok?


    1) 1 fire darts
    2) 2 skunk cleaners
    3) royal gramma
    4) porceline crab
    5) possom pygmy wrasse
    6) 2 Oc clown
    7) urchin
    8) brittle star
     
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  12. Vinnyboombatz

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    Algae eating fish will quickly rid the tank of anything they consider edible then you will need to feed them. Algae is prevented by maintenance and not overstocking. Algae Blenny eat filamentous algaes and will starve and die without them. Most fish will not eat nuisance algaes otherwise no one would fail.Some fish may eat some nuisance algae but the kind they don't eat will quickly take their place and multiply.I would not add a brittle star as they can eat fish and are fairly dirty to feed. No urchin until you have algae present.
     
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