stocking advice

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  1. cswhitehead

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    i know my tank is still cycling i am not planing to add any fish or live stock in until the tank is cycled.
    my dt is +/-240l (1220*450*450)
    i want advice on a clean up crew for my tank?
    what will make a balanced cuc?

    also maybe you guys could give me a few suggestions on fish that will stay small enough for my tank.
    so far i want to add a pair of common clowns but i don't know what else
    also just another question when can i add corals to my tank? do i need to wait until the tank is cycled?
     
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    when you ready I got a few odds and ends for you;)
     
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    thanks :biggrin:
     
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    i see fish selection as a personal thing, i prefer not to suggest fish but species because i have seen many of the tanks down here become the same selection over the years.

    instead my advice is to look for smallish fish that will be able to live a large portion of their lives in your size tank
    Eg: centropyge (dwarf) angels rather than bigger angel species.

    try search for colourful fish that provide a service and character, they will keep you amused for hours with their habits rather than just their grace and beauty.

    food for thought :)
     
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    thanks leslie. and advice on a cuc?
     
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    Magman and his weed eater - the rest of the stuff he will frighten away:lol:
     
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    do you do much diving, there is great fish around, especially now until the end of March, also locally you can collect hermits, we have about 5-8 species, snails etc, leave some room for what you want to collect also.

    :blush:What weed eater? You mean my queen?
     
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    thanks magman where do you guys dive?
     
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    if you thinking of corals, I would be very careful with the type of fish you want to introduce else you will be looking for new homes for them and watse bucks. I would iInitially go with anything reef safe - chromis, a few shrimp. When I asked my LFS re adding clowns etc, I was advised not to add much until the tanks was at least 3-4 months old and then add slowly.
     

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