40 cube stock

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  1. voiceinthedesert

    voiceinthedesert Member

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    Hey all,

    I picked up a 40 cube (drilled with 20 gallon sump) and am trying to decide what to do with it. The original inspiration for the purchase was to build a setup for a Fuzzy Dwarf Lion. I've also thought about a small puffer. The tank is rimless and won't have a canopy, so whatever is in there can't be a jumper.

    Any other "nano" predator fish I should consider? I assume that whatever I get will likely live alone or with minimal accompaniment since it seems most lions, puffers and whatnot don't play well with others in this size.

    For the other stuff, I might do some softies or LPS, but nothing that requires intense flow or intense lighting.
     
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    lion king Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    Fuzzies jump, big time. I've never seen a fu manchu jump, by watching the zebra I'd think he would jump also. A flame hawkfish is a good choice in you don't get a dwarf lion. They perch and are deadly predators, considering their size and they don't have a swim bladder. A small puffer is a good choice.
     
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    Aww, I'd never heard that Lions are jumpers, that bums me out. I guess I could get one of those eggcrate cover things.
     
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    Luckily the 1st time I found out he went into the overflow. Since then I have found a few in the overflow before covering. You could make a mesh top that would look much cleaner.
     
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    Yeah, I did some googling and found cheap options to make a mesh cover or just DIY one. Thanks for the heads up. I've kept a Dwarf Lion before, but didn't know he was a jumper since it was a normal, covered tank.
     
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