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Valentini puffer

Postby 1Cheesehead on Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:02 pm

Ok setting up a new 29 gallon reef tank and my plan fish wise is:
1 clown
1 diamond watchman goby
1 valentini
2 cardinals

Inverts:
1-2 red skunk cleaner shrimp
1 sea urchin
1 sand sifting star
numerous soft corals such as polyps, LPS, ect..
1 or 2 anemones
30 or so lbs of live rock

Will this work with the valentini? One LFS i went to told me oh ya this will work, then another said NO, don't get a valentini.
Thoughts?
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:54 pm

Too small for all that life in there.
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby 1Cheesehead on Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:08 pm

Lose the shrimp, sand sifting star and an anemone?
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:13 pm

I would keep the bottom feeders and loose a fish or two. Those who live on the bottom are often so underrated. Scrap the clown ( they can be nasty boogers) also scrap the cardinals, focus on the valentini. Build the tank around your first fish choice
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby puffykid on Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:22 pm

+1 also along the same lines, don't forget how much water volume you are losing with the LR a sump or refugium would help you out.
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby 1Cheesehead on Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:26 pm

How about a single dwarf lion to replace the cards and clown? Also I am going out of town in mid sept, should I just leave it empty untill then?
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby puffykid on Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:41 pm

People around here will never suggest keeping a puffer and a lion together.
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:45 pm

I agree completely. 1 valentini or 1 lion or 3 cardinals or 2 clownfish. NO anemones in a tank that small.
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby 1Cheesehead on Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:56 pm

Awe, so if I got a valentini i could only have it? Any other combos I could do?
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby puffykid on Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:59 pm

I didn't even notice the anemone, they need to be introduced into a mature tank that is a year or older and require a ton of light plus a larger tank very difficult to keep.
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby 1Cheesehead on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:15 pm

Valentini, can I put anything else with it?
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby 1Cheesehead on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:22 pm

this is why I thought i could have a few more fish: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15130
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby 1Cheesehead on Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:20 pm

anyone?
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Re: Valentini puffer

Postby Pufferpunk on Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:52 am

1Cheesehead wrote:this is why I thought i could have a few more fish: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15130

And???
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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