undrtkr_00 Posted March 23, 2009 Share Posted March 23, 2009 Well, having a 110 at home wasn't enough saltwater in my life, so I decided to convert my standard 29g FW planted tank (at my office) to a simple reef setup, and I am trying to decide what kind of fish and inverts to stock it with. (scratch) I am thinking of doing something different - perhaps something that wouldn't work in my big tank. Possibly aggresive. Or possibly something like a pistol shrimp/goby combination, or even maybe a peacock mantis (saw a nice specimen at Rose City this weekend - huge!). Let's have some suggestions of unusual fish or inverts (or combinations) to keep in a tank that size. Here are the specs and requirements: 29g standard glass tank with no sump or fuge Lighting will be low/moderate with a cheap T5 fixture (2 bulbs). Flow will be low Corals will be softies, probably a mushroom garden, including smoothies, rics, and probably some zoos, etc. Due to not having a sump or fuge, I am thinking I will grow some ornamental algae in the display, for minor nutrient export, possibly xenia for the same reason. Planning on having a couple of inches of sand, but not married to the idea Filtration, at least initially, will just be live rock and a simple HOB filter with some carbon and possibly phoslock. I think I already have enough established live rock that I can move from the sump of my big tank, so the cycle shouldn't be too long. Must be low maintenance. No weekend feedings or live food requirements. Water changes of about about 20% once/month. This is part of the reason for going with hardy corals like mushrooms. I do travel for a week at a time now and again, so either an auto feeder or a coworker dropping some frozen in every few days will have to do while I'm out. I could even see doing something like no fish but a few different kinds of shrimp or a big colony of crabs or something. Anyway, let me know what you have done yourselves, or maybe something you've wanted to try but never got around to. I just got my FW stuff out last week. Still need to clean everything up, paint the back, etc. so it will be at least a month or so before I start adding any kind of livestock. Thanks in advance for your feedback. (rock2) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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