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I currently have a biocube 29 nano reef tank with 35 lbs of live rock, 20 lbs live sand, a refugium and tons of copepods, InTank media basket running chemipure elite and purigen, and the stock protein skimmer. At this point I have various mushrooms, zoas, frogspawns, palys, a brain, and GSP. I also have a cleaner shrimp, a randall's watchman goby and a tiger pistol shrimp and a CUC. Later this week I am going to go pick up a mismatched pair of tank bred clownfish, one is an occelaris and one is a black occelaris.

I am also looking to add in this order over a period of a few months:

Mandarin Goby
Royal Gramma
Flame Angelfish


Tank is about 5 1/2 months old. Lots of pods, corraline, and hair algae is gone as of a month ago. Also Amm- 0 nitrite- 0 nitrate- <2.5 ppm PH 8.2
Calcium- 420

Any thoughts, comments, or concerns anyone could share would be great!
 

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Two clowns and a goby is really the right stocking level for a BioCube. One more fish, depending on the fish, would probably work out. Of the list above the gramma is the only one I would add. The flame would be cramped and the mandarin would struggle to get enough food out of such a small tank. That's my two cents.
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I really want a flame but based on the feedback I've gotten and the research I've done I guess I am going to have to wait until I set my 180 back up when I finish my degree and find a more permanent place. As far as the mandarin if I get on ORA mandarin that is already eating frozen mysis, (my local fish store claims to be able to get them) do you think that would work out?
 

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Absolutely. Its a shame. Its the fish that got me into this hobby and yet I've never had one. I've always had a reef tank at some point or another and just couldn't bring myself to chance it because of the expensive corals. I was thinking about it with this tank but its too small based on what just about everyone has told me. One day I will have that FOWLR and get one but until then I guess it'll just have to wait.
 

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Yeah definitely, its a really tough call but in the end its up to you. You may get lucky, you may not, but it may just be worth the risk for such a great fish.
 

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Clown goby's are great little fish. I love the yellow ones. So much personality, my girlfriend absolutely loves them and is begging me to get one, so I think I might get one for my 10 gallon nano. @ Tcamos definitely post those pictures when you get a chance I'd really like to see how its coming along and I know a lot of people on this forum are following it :)
 
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