8 Gallon Mini Reef Stocking

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I would not do seahorses. They are mini predators and require lots of copepods that smaller systems cannot produce unless added which gets expensive fast. A pair of coral banded shrimp could work. What are your dimensions? A yasha goby or watchman goby and pistol shrimp might work. Cool thing about that is they pair up and dig there burrow together. Really cool relationship.
 
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Culprit said:
I would not do seahorses. They are mini predators and require lots of copepods that smaller systems cannot produce unless added which gets expensive fast. A pair of coral banded shrimp could work. What are your dimensions? A yasha goby or watchman goby and pistol shrimp might work. Cool thing about that is they pair up and dig there burrow together. Really cool relationship.
I liked all of that except for the shrimp/Goby pair. Here in Australia they are $300 so that isn't an option.
The tank is 36cm by 24.5cm by 26cm
 

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Holy cow that is crazy expensive. Wow! Could you just get a watchman goby or are they really expensive? Clown goby? What about a Royal Gramma Basslet?
 
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Culprit said:
Holy cow that is crazy expensive. Wow! Could you just get a watchman goby or are they really expensive? Clown goby? What about a Royal Gramma Basslet?
Clown gobies are $20'so I could do 1 of those. I think watchman are kinda pricy. Royal Gammas are about $120.
 

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Wow fish are really expensive where your from. Doesn't really make sense cause you guys have a large reef. I think a clown goby would work, @Nart what do you think? Watchmen here are about $20, paired is $40 I think. Haven't seen how much a royal gramma is
 
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Culprit said:
Wow fish are really expensive where your from. Doesn't really make sense cause you guys have a large reef. I think a clown goby would work, @Nart what do you think? Watchmen here are about $20, paired is $40 I think. Haven't seen how much a royal gramma is
Yeah you guys think $120 for an RBTA is a lot. $400 for an RBTA is considered cheap over here.
But back to my tank. I've decided that I'm going with 3-5 yellow coral/clown gobies and I'm going to fill the tank with morphs, rhods and a Ric or 2.
If you want please check my other threat about my 100L (26G) reef stocking.
 

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Would you link that thread? Thats crazy expensive!!! I'm sorry man that sucks. I don't think you can have multiple clown gobys in one tank. Most gobys are pretty territorial. What about a clown goby and a neon blue goby? I think that might work. What are your tanks dimensions?
 

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3-5 clown gobies seems a bit over-stocked, but hey, that's just me.
Some people keep over-stocked tanks just fine. I'd personally go with 3 clown gobies maxed. with 5 clown gobies, it might dirty the tank too quick.
 
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Nart said:
3-5 clown gobies seems a bit over-stocked, but hey, that's just me.
Some people keep over-stocked tanks just fine. I'd personally go with 3 clown gobies maxed. with 5 clown gobies, it might dirty the tank too quick.
Ok thanks. I'll stick to 3 then
 

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I wouldn't go more than 2. The recommended minimum for any saltwater fish is about 10 gallons, so even with the small gobies that is going to be pushing it pretty hard.
 
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