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Thread: 29 Gallon Stocking ideas!
06-10-2009, 08:18 AM #1
29 Gallon Stocking ideas!
So, in a FOWLR system, maybe some inverts or corals later on down the road, and about 30lbs of live rock, What would be some good stocking for this tank? What are animals you all have owned that proved to be hardy, nice to look at and overall a positive experience in fish keeping?
i wanted to start out with:
1 hermit crab (dwarf if I decide to go reef)
1-2 Turbo snails
1 Lawnmower Blenny
1 Small Brittle Star
thats all i got so far. What can go with those and live fine in 29 gallon tall? Or any of those that you would NOT advise in keeping?
I do like Dwarf Lions, B. Cardinals, spot and yellow tail damsel, Angler/Frogfish, etc... (obviously, some of these dont go with my other choosings)
Last edited by JaredCBell; 06-10-2009 at 08:32 AM.
06-10-2009, 09:09 AM #2
My answers is bold
Originally Posted by JaredCBell
06-10-2009, 04:45 PM #3
0Originally Posted by unleashed
06-10-2009, 05:03 PM #4
After you have done SW for a while, the idea of an 8" fish in a 29g will sound insane. WAY too much bioload for a tank that size.40g SW
06-10-2009, 05:32 PM #5
0Originally Posted by coachfraley
06-10-2009, 06:11 PM #6
I have never had one, but from what I have heard they are poop-machines. So keeping your tank algae free could be a challenge.
If you are going to do a reef tank, you really want your tank to be as clean as possible. So IMO, you are just better off going with small fish and a light bioload. It will just make your life easier...especially at the beginning.40g SW
06-10-2009, 11:31 PM #7
Most predators such as lionfish (even dwarfs) produce huge amounts of waste which could potentially crash your tank........
It is possible, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you were really strict on heavy skimming and large weekly water changes
06-15-2009, 03:47 PM #8
You should have gotten a 30g instead of using a 29g since it's longer and would be able to properly house a dwarf since I think the tank is about 6 inches longer.
I plan on doing a 55g FOWLR with about 4 fish with heavy bioloads and I don't want to skimp on the protein skimmer so I'm def going with a Reef Octopus.
Last edited by saix88; 06-15-2009 at 03:50 PM.
06-17-2009, 07:59 AM #9
0Originally Posted by saix88