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CREXK2
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PostPosted: 2011.03.21(Mon)22:45    Post subject: will this work? Reply with quote

so this is what I want to put in my 55 gal. tank and I wanted to know if this combination of live stock will work so far:
1 pair of ocellaris clowns
1 lawnmower blenny
1 royal garamma
cherub angel

coral(with aquaticlife t5 ho lighting):
frogspawn
hammer coral
torch coral
polyps
mushrooms

I'll also be adding a cleaning crew of inverts
let me know what you think, thanks
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Mike612
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PostPosted: 2011.03.22(Tue)7:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should work. The only coral that might be a little tougher to keep than the rest is the Torch Coral. Look into a bunch of different species of mushroom and zoanthids though. Green Star Polyps are also very night. Yellow Polyps are beautiful and easy to care for.

The fish list looks good.
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PostPosted: 2011.03.22(Tue)8:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks and Will the angel be fine with the corals?
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PostPosted: 2011.03.22(Tue)15:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

With those coral, it should be fine. All angels pick here and there though. I don't have any personal experience with Cherub Angels, but I do believe that they are considered safer to keep with coral than other species of angelfish.
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PostPosted: 2011.03.22(Tue)16:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks and why are torch corals harder to keep?
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PostPosted: 2011.03.23(Wed)6:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they just have a harder time adjusting to new water. In other words, going from its shipping water to the store water and then to your water can be stressful.

If a Torch Coral is given proper conditions, it can do well. It's a matter of getting it past its acclimation period though which is not always easy.
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PostPosted: 2011.03.23(Wed)16:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh OK thanks, and as far as the fish list goes will this be all of the fish I can keep or could I add a couple more?
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PostPosted: 2011.03.23(Wed)20:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can probably put in a couple more.

When you start adding your fish, make sure you add them according to aggression. You will want the most peaceful fish in there first and the most aggressive/territorial last.
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PostPosted: 2011.03.23(Wed)20:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I was thinking of adding the clowns first then maybe the gramma or blenny and the angel last. Do you have any suggestions for an interesting tankmate?
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PostPosted: 2011.03.24(Thu)16:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe a pair of Banggai Cardinals or Pajama Cardinals. They're easy to care for and easy to find.
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