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Ian14
06/29/2015, 03:36 PM
My 220 gallon mixed reef is underway.

So far it is stocked with 2 blue damsels and 2 clownfish, along with a few hermit crabs.

My next stock planned:

6 black axial chromis
2 bicolor blennies
2 firefish
1 blue tang
1 yellow tang
inverts such as shrimp, ect.

What do you think? I know the damsels can be aggressive but they seem fine so far. Is this too much, just enough, or could I add more in the future?

Thanks!

Haven't put any corals in yet

Dkuhlmann
06/29/2015, 03:38 PM
There are some sticky's above in this forum and one is check your intended purchase. That would be the best place to post this.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2068112

Steve is our resident fish expert and he answers everything in there.

Welcome to Reef Central :thumbsup:

Dkuhlmann
06/29/2015, 03:49 PM
One thing about a 220 there aren't many fish you can't get LOL

Ian14
06/29/2015, 04:41 PM
There are some sticky's above in this forum and one is check your intended purchase. That would be the best place to post this.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2068112

Steve is our resident fish expert and he answers everything in there.

Welcome to Reef Central :thumbsup:

Thanks! just posted in it

Dkuhlmann
06/29/2015, 04:50 PM
You bet! Don't hesitate to ask any questions, there are always many of us here willing to help.

Ian14
06/29/2015, 04:58 PM
You bet! Don't hesitate to ask any questions, there are always many of us here willing to help.

Kind of a side note.. but when is a good time to add some coral, and what kind?
I have 2 reefbreeder photon less on top. Tank is cycled but I have that nuisance green hair algae trying to take over.

Dkuhlmann
06/29/2015, 06:09 PM
You can really add the more hardy corals anytime, but might be more enjoyable to wait until you have the gha under control. Turbo snails will eat a ton of it. Also minimize your feedings do weekly wc's and time are all you can do to get rid of it.

What corals are you interested in?

scootshoot
06/29/2015, 06:28 PM
You can really add the more hardy corals anytime, but might be more enjoyable to wait until you have the gha under control. Turbo snails will eat a ton of it. Also minimize your feedings do weekly wc's and time are all you can do to get rid of it.

What corals are you interested in?


what is "gha" mean? I googled it and came up with nothing related to saltwater, :lolspin:

Ian14
06/29/2015, 06:57 PM
You can really add the more hardy corals anytime, but might be more enjoyable to wait until you have the gha under control. Turbo snails will eat a ton of it. Also minimize your feedings do weekly wc's and time are all you can do to get rid of it.

What corals are you interested in?

Do you thinking a cleaner package from reef cleaners with turbo snails and other inverts would help then? And I really haven't looked into them that hard to know what kinds I like

Dkuhlmann
06/29/2015, 07:30 PM
GHA = Green Hair Algae

Dkuhlmann
06/29/2015, 07:35 PM
Do you thinking a cleaner package from reef cleaners with turbo snails and other inverts would help then? And I really haven't looked into them that hard to know what kinds I like

That would certainly make it easier. But do yourself a favor and get the next size down tank from yours. They tend to overdo their cuc's

Dkuhlmann
06/29/2015, 07:36 PM
Ian, I'll be getting off of here for the night. I had spine surgery a week ago and need to get some rest. Feel free to PM me anytime and I'll be more than happy to help you.

Dave