View Full Version : What fish would work for a 30 gallon reef set-up


BLynn
01-19-2007, 8:59 AM
I'm just wondering what kind of fish would be best for a beginer 30 gallon reef aqurium

flyingarmy
01-19-2007, 9:15 AM
I'm just wondering what kind of fish would be best for a beginer 30 gallon reef aqurium


A mated pair of Black Perculas!

wbholwell
01-19-2007, 9:33 AM
A mated pair of Black Perculas!

That would be very cool- pricey, but cool

BLynn
01-19-2007, 9:34 AM
Are Black Perculas fairly easy to take care of?dd

BLynn
01-19-2007, 9:38 AM
What other fish/coral/anemones could also be a possibilty?

Vettesarebest
01-19-2007, 10:07 AM
Mr. Bryan. Black perculas are fairly easy to take care of. If you bought my 29 gallon and the light I have then you could keep and Anenome and most corals. However you wouldn't be able to keep SPS (Small polyped stony corals). Good beginner corals are Mushrooms and zoanthids and most leather and soft corals. When you get a tank I can hook you up with some Green Stripped Mushrooms and some zoanthids.

BLynn
01-19-2007, 10:25 AM
Mr. Bryan

We all know that you are the coolest Bryan to ever be called Bryan. That sounds sweet!! Are there any other fish that I coiuld put in with a Percula

Cameron
01-19-2007, 10:59 AM
Could try a Fire Goby. They are supposed to be hearty little suckers that get along with other fish very well. They are also known for their "firey" personalities.

BLynn
01-19-2007, 12:06 PM
thanks for the suggestion, that sounds like a great idead

Xyzpdq0121
01-19-2007, 1:33 PM
How about a royal Gramma with the clowns peaceful combo.. A few neon Gobies to add some blue, That should give you most of the colors of the rainbow. (And pretty cheap fish to start off with!)

Tonester_man
01-19-2007, 1:40 PM
I always think a lawnmower is always good too

Vettesarebest
01-19-2007, 3:10 PM
Any goby would probably be a good fish. Might try a cardinal fish too.

BLynn
01-19-2007, 8:16 PM
Thanks for you all's help

Vettesarebest
01-19-2007, 8:35 PM
No problem dude. Let me know if you want to borrow any books or if you need any help with learning this stuff.

Amici
01-19-2007, 10:15 PM
The best set-up I had was a pair of clowns, Royal Gramma, Six Line Wrasse, Scooter blenny, Bubble tip and 2 cleaner shrimp. Another cool set-up I had was a pair of clowns and some firefish gobys. Just make sure you have a good amount of live rock and a good filter.

BLynn
01-20-2007, 9:17 PM
Can you fit all of that stuff in a 30 gallon?

Vettesarebest
01-20-2007, 9:59 PM
Yeah! But you would need a good filter as he said. You could also put a bunch more stuff in there like corals and Invertibrates.

Amici
01-22-2007, 10:42 PM
Water changes are essential too inorder to keep the H2O quality up.

msnajkowski
01-23-2007, 5:03 AM
I have a yellow watchman goby in my 30.

Ms. K
01-23-2007, 7:33 PM
I would really advise keeping your bioload low if this is your first saltwater tank. It can easily get out of control and become an unhealthy system for the inexperienced hobbyist if the bioload is too heavy for the system to maintain. I would recommend that you start off with 2-3 fish maximum and become more experienced before pushing the envelope. That recommendation is based upon my own experiences as a new reefkeeper.

Xyzpdq0121
01-23-2007, 7:39 PM
I would really advise keeping your bioload low if this is your first saltwater tank. It can easily get out of control and become an unhealthy system for the inexperienced hobbyist if the bioload is too heavy for the system to maintain. I would recommend that you start off with 2-3 fish maximum and become more experienced before pushing the envelope. That recommendation is based upon my own experiences as a new reefkeeper.

She speaks the truth!