Schmitty's 40g Nuvo Reef

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Schmitty, Jun 29, 2017.

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I just have one clown fish, what should my next fish be?

  1. Another Clown

  2. Anthias

  3. 6-line wrasse

  4. watchman goby

  5. lawnmower blenny

  6. yasha goby

  7. Something else(please list in comments)

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  1. Schmitty

    Schmitty Supporting Member

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    Just got a new tank and added some water and rock/corals from the old tank and some Dr Tims... Gonna be trying to add lots in the next few months at a patient pace of course. Here's the first photos:

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    40 lbs of sand
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    Glued some rock together with epoxy for my first time...
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    First rock put into tank...
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  2. Schmitty

    Schmitty Supporting Member

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    Here's a photo of the tank once it cleared...
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  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    not sure about fish but add some color other than green :D
     
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  4. tankguy

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    I'd get the Gobies or Blenny.
     
  5. Wlachnit

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    I like the all green look. It puts the clown in stark contrast as a highlight.


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  6. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Looking really good!
    Another clown. Six lines are assholes and Anthias need more swimming room. Most people add clowns first to the tank to establish them. Then kind of a descending order of aggressiveness after that so the most aggressive is put in last. That's always the theory anyway -- what most of us do is have a great plan and stick to it till we go to the LFS on fish delivery day and say "oh! I have to have that ... and that... and that."
     
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  7. Flagg37

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    My six line was a model citizen until it jumped out. It also does a good job of eating some of the unwanted pests that can sometimes hitchhike into the tank.
     
  8. Schmitty

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    YES, I need someone to eat the hitchhikers... I think Ive already spotted some weird worms peeping out of live rock. UGH!
     
  9. Schmitty

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    I took some photos last night but realized too late that I gotta change the return so I dont get all the bubbles making it look like it's snowing in there...
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    Looking good. Hitchhikers are mostly good addition by the way. There are only a few bad things - worms are almost never that bad, even the much maligned eunice (unless they huge, but most don't). They often do a great job as part the clean-up crew, and add interest.

    In terms of next fish, I'd get another clown of the same species. I'd def avoid anthias in a 40 gallon tank, as they prefer to be in a big group, and need lots of swimming space. Many species also need multiple feedings a day, at least until they are well established, this can put a huge strain on nutrient turnover in small system.
     
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  11. Coral reefer

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    Arrow crab
     
  12. Schmitty

    Schmitty Supporting Member

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    Is it ok to add a clown? I was told you need to add oth clowns at same time or the one that is comfortable already will attack the newbie?
     
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    Those are pretty cool but kind of creepy too. They look like an underwater spider.
     
  14. Coral reefer

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    Just make sure you get the same
    Species and either much smaller or much larger
     
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  15. Schmitty

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    Do any of you know what this flat tube that looks like paper, kinda like those big inflatable guys on side of road in front of tire stores? I just found one that comes out of my rock when I feed tank...
     
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    Photo? Vermatid snail web?


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  17. Bruce Spiegelman

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    A living aquatic condom?
     
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  18. Schmitty

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    I'll try and get a photo. In the meantime I dropped my kessil to 9 inches above the water with a ramping of

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  19. Kmooresf

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    Love the giant Duncan!! Very cool!


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  20. Schmitty

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    Just got back from a trip, my calcium was pretty much on point from the doser, but my alk was low(6). Gonna make some tweaks and get it on point and hopefully buy a new fish this weekend. Keep you posted.
     

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