new tank

  1. Harrison Member Member

    160 litre stocking examples?
  2. Stang Man Well Known Member Member

    That's about 40 gallons, as a rule for stocking 1 inch of fish per 10 gallons is ideal in saltwater applications. So for that size of tank I would suggest smaller size of fish, nothing that will grow large. Gobies, blennies, clowns, fire fish these are some examples for you to look at and get more of an idea of what you would like in the tank.

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  3. Harrison Member Member

    definitely would like a clow and an anemone thats possible right?
  4. Stang Man Well Known Member Member

    You will need to wait a year before you can introduce anemone's clown fish would be fine to have in your tank.
  5. Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

    What kind of lights are you running? Are you interested in keeping a bubble tip anemone? That's probably the hardiest of them and will do best under T5's or metal halides and needs to be fed periodically. I think once the tank is established/cycled/balanced (several months) you could keep them if you have the proper lighting.
  6. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    In a tank of that size I'd keep something like this.....

    2 Percula Clownfish
    1 Bubbletip anenome
    3 Clown Gobies
    5 Reef Chromis
    1 Scooter Blenny

    Then I'd also have a bunch of other shrimp and inverts.
  7. Harrison Member Member

    thanks mike i would be getting the coorect lighting and the bubble tip is a cool anemone :) didnt realise it was that long if a wait period though :/
  8. Harrison Member Member

    emma i also like your choice im thinking all of them. i like the green chromis and been told look amazing under great lighting! i got told the blemmies destroy your reef tho is this true?
  9. Stang Man Well Known Member Member

    It's only a 40 gallon tank to many fish for that size of water volume.
  10. Stang Man Well Known Member Member

    If you have multiple blennies they will pick and fight with each other and they can destroy your tank , you should only have one species in the tank.
  11. Harrison Member Member

    Cheers :D