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« on: June 20, 2013, 09:12:31 AM »



My 75 gallon fowler has got a little boring. So I started a 60 shallow reef.
Tank is deep blue rimless rr with deep blue stand. Eshopps sump/ refuge.
Running 4 ati t5s at the moment and a bubble magus NAC5.5 skimmer.
Hoping to do a species tank with a few pairs of variant clowns and a bunch of anemones.
I know multiple pairs of clowns in a 60 shallow equals bad idea but I think I can pull it off.
Looking to build and island in the center with multiple anemones on the perimeter. If I add enough clowns and throw in a few other fish there will be enough diversion and they won't bother each other. The island will most likely exceed the water line. With clowns in their anemones on the perimeter they shouldn't see each other too much. Let's see what happens. Small clowns first larger later. Here's the start of the 60 shallow. Day 3
Dropped a few kids in the pool today.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 09:32:27 AM »

Good luck with the new build.  I hope your clowns don't beat each other up.  I tried to house 4 in the 46 ;one was chased to jump out of the tank.The other was constantly attack by the male that was already there . I hope you have success with your plan.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 09:54:32 AM »

I completely understand your concern. I truly think I can pull it off if I introduce them to the tank in a specific order and multiple at a time. I remember someone telling me I couldn't have five tangs once too.


Your completely right in your assessment but its definitely not my first rodeo. I do respect your opinion and I'm not recommending this for others.
Here's where my inspiration stems from.

90 gallon 25+high end variants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP2DW4rNptc
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 01:26:03 PM »

I think timing and size are going to be your factor. I don't know if i would space it out, gives one pair to much time to build territory. You could consider setting up dividers to keep them separate to set up were you want them.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 01:30:20 PM »

I have to build up the bio filter drop 3 juvies  at a time and mature pair last. That's the plan. We'll see how it goes. I also think the anemones are key.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 03:31:03 PM »

Get them paired to the anemone first then you would be better off also.
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 05:10:10 PM »

I think with enough anemones your odds are decent. Will be interesting to see how it goes.

Can clowns form harems if added in a group or do they always form pairs?
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 06:08:42 PM »

The game plan is to introduce juvies first(unsexed) they will remain that way with an established male and female in the tank. If something were to happen to the female I for see the male turning female and dominant juvie taking the male role. There's a chance that another pair would form in perhaps a larger tank but I don't think that will happen here.
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 10:56:22 PM »

I have 9 clowns in my 300 4 black and white and 5 orange and white. they are in there about 6 weeks now all get along well they all share 2 ane.  I hope it stays that way but so far all seem happy
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