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  1. Stogey

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    Hey, how's it going. Thinking about putting a clown in my nano. I kind of feel bad having one in such a small area. I have an anemone in there with a few other corals. Any advice?
     
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    hoopsdaddy This is my reef club....

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    Most recommend a 30g tank for a clown or a pair of clowns. 6g seems really small to me. I wouldn't do it. I would go with a clown goby, court jester goby, or one of the smaller more docile members of the goby family. Just my 2 cents.
    Maybe even
    Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Catalina Goby
     
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    +1 hoops

    inverts dont mind :p
     
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    Yeah,I have a couple crabs and lots of snails. Crazy how clean they keep that thing.
    That's why I'm thinking I need something creating some type of waste in there..?
     
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    Amba Ol' Salty VIP Member

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    Not all inverts only consume waste. Maybe try a small firefish or goby to start, one should be plenty. Nano tanks can be tricky, watch your parameters.
     
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    I honestly think it needs a protein skimmer. Ive been noticing an oily film on the water at the back of the tank.
     
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    Amba Ol' Salty VIP Member

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    Water changes should be just fine for a nano, no need for a skimmer on a 6g.
     
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    jcegt87 Dude Dude DUDE!!!!!!

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    water changes and a flat paper towel placed on the top of the water, to absorb and remove, should clean that skimmate off, most 20G or below dont need a skimmer because that is more than enough
     
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    hoopsdaddy This is my reef club....

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    Firefish would be nice Amba. Good call.

    Paper towel trick works great, +1 to jcegt87
     
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    I had a Marineland 6 Gallon Eclipse and had a pair of Clown's in there and they were so happy. They laid eggs about every 3 weeks. I didn't do nothing special with the eggs becausee I didnt have the correct equipment to raise lil clowns. They doubled in size in about two months
     
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    I think a 6 gal is too small for a firefish personally
     
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    Lots of work for clown eggs. Not even worth it
     
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