Are these additions safe for my tank?

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  1. Dikdaan

    Dikdaan

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    My current tank:

    Pair of Clarkii Clown,
    Pair tomato clown (Small)
    Bangai Cardinal X2
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    Hermits +- 15
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    magnifica anemone
    Pin cushion (1 big, 5 small)
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    Various polyps and zoa's

    I want to add a boxer shrimp and a fire goby...
    Will this be fine for my tank?
     
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  3. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    it sounds fine, i dont see the fire goby fighting with anything just make sure you have a canopy as they do jump. and the boxer shrimp just make sure u feed him when he becomes bigger.
     
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    Dikdaan Thread Starter

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    Super!!!Thax!What should i feed the boxer? I do have a 3/4 lid...
     
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    Wait!!

    I have a boxing shrimp and they are aggressive towards other shrimps and crabs when it about half grown, they are magnificent shrimps dont get me wrong, I love mine, he's called Tyson and amazing to watch but just be aware that they are or will become semi aggressive :thumbup:
     
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    Okay, cool!At least the second setup is coming up in a flash...So if he gets aggressive in due time he will be moved...
     
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    What do i need to feed the boxer?
     
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    Mine eats pretty much anything from pellets to nori, they are carnivores though, they eat funny worms and things too, ive seen mine eat britsle worms and weird worms he pulls from the LR, shouldnt give you prblems :thumbup:
     
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    Awesome thx!!!
     
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    What is your tank size?
    If it is not very big, than you will get into trouble with your clowns.
    Both pairs are from the tomatoe complex and as soon as the start spawning, you will end up with war in your tank.
     
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    Thats true, tomatos are a real horror when they get angry and a boxing shrimp never backs down :yeahdude: lol, there are youtube videos of a boxing shrimp taking on a mantis shrimp, obviously the mantis won :(
     
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    The DT is about 250 liters, but the clowns will be split as soon as the other tank finished with cycle etc...
     
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    Glad to hear...
     
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    My 2c. Get your new setup settled first. In a flash :) you will upset the harmany in your tank.

    IMO rather wait for for your new set up. And spend the bucks on things that will help in making your tank work for you.
     
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    The new tank cycling with LR and an established DSB... The cycle busy for 2 weeks now...
    What do you mean with that i will upset the harmony of the tank?
     
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    i think he means, it only takes 45 mins to acclimate somthing(a shrimp perhaps) which will start a war in your tank but i dunno :thumbup:
     
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    magnifica anemone NO Tank is too young, actually still cycling. Only when tank is at least 8 months old

    Pair of Clarkii Clown and Pair tomato clown (Small) again NO They will fight. See you will split them later. So buy the other pair later.

    Sand shifting dollar X1 again NO it will anyway just starve to death in your tank. Anly real big tanks with a lot of exposed sand is ok. They are sand sifters and almost all tanks do not have enough sand for them.

    Fire Goby, just watch out, they do jump, and a lot of them went carpet surfing. The deeper the tank, the better, but still no quarantee.




    45 minutes. No way.... Check the salinity of the bag. If out of fish stock tanks the salinity is most likely 1.019 or even less. No way that any inverts can be brought up to 1.025 in 45 minutes. More like 4 hours for inverts, 2 for fish. The longer the better
    Refer to http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=4738
     
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    Hi riaan, thx for your input. The clowns, sandshifter, nennie etc already in the tank. Tank been running for almost 10 months now. I will move the clowns to the new tank once it cycled...
     
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