what to make of my old juwel 240l

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    well i have moved up to a 350l display 450l total water volume and i have my 240l lying around here what should i do with it i wouldnt like to sell it so i was thinking of 1 of these options
    breeding tank.not sure what species?
    a port alfred/pe tank with species i can net in rock pools and in lagoons as i saw some really colourful fish in lagoons on my fishing trip not far back
    a frag tank

    any other suggestions are welcome but what do u think i should do with it?
     
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    I would opt for a local coldwater tank. Can keep things not possible with tropicals.
     
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    but do you know a article i could read saying what species i can keep and how big they get
     
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    There's a couple of coastal guys that may be able to better assist you. @Xenobalistes might give you tips
     
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    set up a proper quarantine holding system..
     
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    i prob wont be adding anymore fish and i have never had any disease with the fish i have had
     
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    You can set up the old tank as a second display. would be nice if you can connect it up to your sump to have it all as one system. then use it as a refugium. Have a deep sand bed, a few pieces of rock, cheato or caulerpa. Added bonus would be if it is slightly higher than your main tank so that it overflows to your main system. Just move the return pump to flow first to the refugium.

    There should be no predatory fish in the refugium. Although a pair of pipefish would look very nice.
     
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    @butcherman kan maybe advise. As far as I know, they do require some special care... Re flow and feeding
     
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    at the mo it will be a low flow refuge with cheato and live rock dont know what species of fish to keep in it though
     
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    maybe a damsel... but i dont want to waste a 240l refuge on one fish but i dont want to leave it empty either...
     
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    Pipefish and ponies could be a good option, but it may impact your feeding regime. Rather use the refugium then to get your algae / chaeto growing, which could get your pod population blooming, and then you might be able to keep a mandarin pair?
     
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    Your jewel can make a great species tank. Both pipefish and ponies will require low to medium flow. twice daily feeding, good filteration with a skimmer rated for atleast double the total system volume.

    Over this you will need to fine out what can be kept with ponies and pipefish in terms of corals and other fish. lighting is not an issue really.

    the biggest challenge will be the anout of work you need to put in to keep the water quality good, the tank clean and the live stock health and well fed.
     
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    no damsels either.
    No fish that will eat the pod population. Although pipefish will, but that is the purpose of the system. Even without a pair of pipefish, just a refugium system would be nice.

    Bottom glass you should be able to drill. Just need to confirm what type of glass the bottom pane is.
     
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    I think the bottom and back panes can be drilled (subject to correction)

    My pipefish eat mysis, brine and cyclops, you cant keep any fish that will out eat them(frozen or live).
     
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    Yes pipefish require a species only tank, and more to the point, are HIGHLY protected in South Africa. Under no circumstances short of being in possession of a permit signed by the minister may you collect/disturb them.
     
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    so i think grow algea etc and once i have a stable pod population i will add a pair of mandarins thx!
     
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