am i ready for clownfish?

can i add clownfish this saturday with these parameters?

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It links to the thread on how to set up your badge

not your build thread

 
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It links to the thread on how to set up your badge

not your build thread
i have one though
 

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ok, so i can add a pair of clowns, could i add easy corals, like zoas? Would that be alright? Also could i add another fish
I wouldnt do any fish in addition to the clowns, just to let the tank stabilize and adjust to the new bio-load with the clowns. If you wanted to add one instead of a clown, depending on tank size, lyretails are always nice and fairly easy, algae blenny, damsel (use with caution some can be pretty aggressive)
However one thing you may want to do, but completely up to you, is do some research on your favorite fish and make a stock list, make sure they are all compatible (that was an issue for me on my first tank), and care instructions.

I found it to be super useful to have that list this time around, that way you know and are comfortable caring for all of the new additions.

corals? Theoretically you could, ive seen it done, mushrooms and zoas are always a good starting option IMO, but I am always more cautious. I just added my first coral in my new red sea set up and its 4.5 months in (Rasta Zoas). Again, could probably do it sooner if you wanted to, but be prepared that its probably more likely to have losses. And once again especially with corals, do your due diligance, always better to be proactive rather than reactive
 
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I wouldnt do any fish in addition to the clowns, just to let the tank stabilize and adjust to the new bio-load with the clowns. If you wanted to add one instead of a clown, depending on tank size, lyretails are always nice and fairly easy, algae blenny, damsel (use with caution some can be pretty aggressive)
However one thing you may want to do, but completely up to you, is do some research on your favorite fish and make a stock list, make sure they are all compatible (that was an issue for me on my first tank), and care instructions.

I found it to be super useful to have that list this time around, that way you know and are comfortable caring for all of the new additions.

corals? Theoretically you could, ive seen it done, mushrooms and zoas are always a good starting option IMO, but I am always more cautious. I just added my first coral in my new red sea set up and its 4.5 months in (Rasta Zoas). Again, could probably do it sooner if you wanted to, but be prepared that its probably more likely to have losses. And once again especially with corals, do your due diligance, always better to be proactive rather than reactive
ok. So i'll add 2 clowns. Would the zoa's die? I think you said they could?
 

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I know. I just thought you would have wanted it linked to your badge.
What this guy is saying is. your badge button needs fixing.

I see the link to your badge at the bottom of your post, but it would be best to add it to the badge link on your profile.
 

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Corals are more sensitive. I would add a cheaper zoa after a month. But that's me.
I agree, I feel like a month is a good amount of time. def something you like in the tank where if it does thrive and takes over you dont regret it, but also something cheap enough where if it dies it doesn't kill a small piece of your soul.
 

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Chiming in with my thoughts 'cause I was right here with you. I added my two clowns yesterday, on day 8 of my cycle. I also used Fritz Turbostart (along with Microbater7), life rock and live sand, and dosed ammonia at the start. They're doing great!
 

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