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Old 07-28-2010, 5:32 PM   #1
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What should I put in my fuge?

I have a 300g decorative fuge, was gonna put seahorses in there, but pregnant males can be a PIA. want to add something easy care, that can provide fry for my main tank. any ideas?

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Old 07-28-2010, 5:36 PM   #2
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My sump/fuge, was positioned next to my tank, so it was visible all the time.

I used LR and rubble to hide my return/ feed lines/ skimmer etc.

But I put xenia in there, I really like the way that stuff looks. But no way was I putting it in my display. It spread all over the rocks, never made it into my display. I also had a huge emerald crab that developed a taste for chaeto, ate it like spaghetti, in there. But I mostly just kept it clean, the tank wasn't as much of an eye sore as all the accesories that go along with it (plumbing, skimmer, etc.)

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Old 07-28-2010, 5:42 PM   #3
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My sump/fuge, was positioned next to my tank, so it was visible all the time.

I used LR and rubble to hide my return/ feed lines/ skimmer etc.

But I put xenia in there, I really like the way that stuff looks. But no way was I putting it in my display. It spread all over the rocks, never made it into my display. I also had a huge emerald crab that developed a taste for chaeto, ate it like spaghetti, in there. But I mostly just kept it clean, the tank wasn't as much of an eye sore as all the accesories that go along with it (plumbing, skimmer, etc.)
sry, I mean fish or inverts, left that out by mistake

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Old 07-28-2010, 5:43 PM   #4
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Old 07-28-2010, 5:50 PM   #5
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yeah was thinking about Cardinals and peppermint shrimp, is that a good combo?

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Old 07-28-2010, 5:59 PM   #6
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Why the shrimp? You'll probably never see them.

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Old 07-28-2010, 6:05 PM   #7
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don't they breed a lot?

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How big is the fuge going to be?

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Old 07-28-2010, 6:13 PM   #10
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If you are specifically looking for a fish that will breed and make fry for your other fish to eat, you might look at Sailfin Mollies. They are a euryhaline fish (able to adapt to differing salinities), and can be found in fresh to total seawater environments in the wild.

They have internal fertilization and give birth to live young. And when they breed they require an algae mat, which is perfect if you have algae growing in your refugium.

Might make it an ideal refugium breeder.

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Oh sorry, just re read the OP. What about some non reef safe fish? Like big angels or file fish?

I thought you had said earlier that you were also having a FOWLR tank, are there any fish that you want to keep that won't be compatible for that tank?

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If you are specifically looking for a fish that will breed and make fry for your other fish to eat, you might look at Sailfin Mollies. They are a euryhaline fish (able to adapt to differing salinities), and can be found in fresh to total seawater environments in the wild.

They have internal fertilization and give birth to live young. And when they breed they require an algae mat, which is perfect if you have algae growing in your refugium.

Might make it an ideal refugium breeder.
+1. I'd also look into clowns or cardinals if you're looking for easy breeders.

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Fits hawiain dragon eel that things freaking sick looking then the eel won't eat every thing. N I'd fill it with those tiger pods. That makes lot o fry. I know the eel don't make fry but pods do. N put a shark n the main tank

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If you are specifically looking for a fish that will breed and make fry for your other fish to eat, you might look at Sailfin Mollies. They are a euryhaline fish (able to adapt to differing salinities), and can be found in fresh to total seawater environments in the wild.

They have internal fertilization and give birth to live young. And when they breed they require an algae mat, which is perfect if you have algae growing in your refugium.

Might make it an ideal refugium breeder.
this may be the ticket, what would be good for a tankmate? considering the fry aspect

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this may be the ticket, what would be good for a tankmate? considering the fry aspect
That's a question I can't answer. I've never set up a fuge with this purpose in mind. Few things will turn down an easy meal of fish fry if they can get it.

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That's a question I can't answer. I've never set up a fuge with this purpose in mind. Few things will turn down an easy meal of fish fry if they can get it.
i'm thinking more in the lines of slow tankmates, i should be able to rig an area to protect the fry, also need to be able to flush em down the gravity feed

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+1. I'd also look into clowns or cardinals if you're looking for easy breeders.
I was thinking that SF Mollies would be the more prolific breeder, but seeing how I have never bred any of these fish, I could be wrong. I was thinking the Mollies would be best because they don't go thru the egg stage in the tank

Several pairs of SF Mollies would probably keep you supplied with a steady stream of babies.

I just may throw a pair in my cheato fuge and see what happens (after a slow acclimation to SW).

Well, off to Petland Dunwoody.

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Used to have FW mollies when I was younger. Let's just say 3 mollies turned into about 30 over 2 years and outgrew my 29g...

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My vote is for water. You will definitely need some water in there

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My vote is for water. You will definitely need some water in there
Yup...definitely gots to have you some water.

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