Help me stock my 24G Nano - Advice on what to add?

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  1. Matt

    Matt MASA Contributor

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    Well my tank is nicely cycling away, thought i'd sneak in a FTS ;)

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    Here's my current list: (any advice here is greatly appreciated, my numbers might be wrong)
    5 x hermit crabs (suggestions on type?)
    5 x snails
    1 x cleaner shrimp (or some other type of shrimp? suggestions?)
    1 x starfish (steve from exotics advised maybe a serpent star to help clean the tank, is this a good choice?)

    then a week later i'll add:
    2 x true perc clowns
    Some type of goby?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    firstly,the Seio, wouldnt point it directly at the rockwork,now that the tank is cyclcling its fine.later face it towards the glass pane and let it dispers the flow.
    our local hermits are excellent,if you can get down to the coast,collect a few.
    goby,i would say,watchman goby
     
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    Thats gonna look sweet when you start adding some life! Please excuse my ignorance but is a Seio necessary for a Nano? As good as they are they just take up so much space.
     
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    A powerhead is good to help keep the detritus in the water column until the skimmer can remove it. if you were keeping any of the hippocampus species then no extra powerhead needed.
     
  6. palmerc

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    I'd add a bicolor blenny (Bicolor Blenny (Ecsenius bicolor) )

    A serpent start (one of the striped ones) would be a good choice cause as far as I knwo they don't get too big.
     
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    Sorry, I was referring to the size of the Seio. I would think a much smaller powerhead would be sufficient.
     
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    Hi Matt - your choice would be quite ok... as long as you get dwarf hermits (red legged or blue legged mexicans would be good).... You can also perhaps add a fire goby - they do not need a lot of space, and are thus perfect for a nano...

    Be careful of starfish - they need a LOT of detritus to survive - I would personally not put one in a nano. They would most likely starve to death....
     
  9. calvin

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    I agree with jacq starfish are only suitable for large systems with high bio load!
    another nice fish to consider would be a pseudochromis as a final entry
     
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    This the purple and yellow species ?
     
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