Invertebrates and Coral tank?

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    I was interested in having the above-referenced tank. I currently have 2 clowns and a tang... Is this possible in my 90g tank pictured below????? any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    What kind of lights are those? Whether or not you can keep inverts such as corals will mostly depend on your lights.
     
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    Of course it possible.
    How long has the tank been running?And how much light do you have?
     
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    The tank has been running for about 3 months now and i'm not sure what kind of lights i have. I have 6 bulbs... 2 r colored and 4 r white... i think they are like 60 watts each
     
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    The fixture looks a lot like a Nova.
    If its a T-5 fixture,then your good to go.
     
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    The guy i brought it from said something about t5... so i think thats what i have.
     
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    which invertebrates and coral do u guys recommend
     
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    those do look like t-5 novas, but i highly doubt that the bulbs are 60 watts a piece. also do i see a damsel in there
     
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    Start with a few snails to help control algae.Say 4 or 5 to start with.
    Fire shrimp are awesome,as are skunk cleaner shrimp and peppermint shrimp.
    Serpent stars are cool,but mostly nocturnal.How ever they will help with any un-eaten food.
    As for coral.Start with easy stuff like xenia,zoanthids,star poylps,maybe a leather of some kind.If anybody suggest a kenya weed,slap the snot out of em and run.
     
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    you do.. That damsel has since been lost to a emerald crab i believe.. i took him out shortly after
     
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    I forgot to mention that i do have a brittle star in there as well. he/she has had babies because i see a bunch of little ones around as well.
     
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    If those are Nova T-5s,then the bulbs are most likely 54 watts.
     
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    Probably got several hundred:D
    What color is the brittle star?If its green,take it out.The green brittles are called green death for a reason.They will actively hunt and feed on live,healthy fish.
     
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    he looks black... actually he is black
     
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    Then he's safe.
     
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    yea, cuz i see a whoooollleee lot of little white things on my glass with all these legs.. they are cool looking. Looks like the snail had kids too cuz i see these little snail lookin creatures on the glass. I thought they didn't come out with shells? these little guys had shells.
     
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    You have some nice looking rock. Do you know how old the bulbs are in the fixture? Start off with some easy corals like yote suggested.
     
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    Snails are born with their shells. It's a part of their body, like they wear their skeletons on the outside instead of the inside.
     
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    The white things are pods which are great.
     
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    Cool thanks.. good to kno. They're a lot of them in the tank. coolness. Do i need to get something to get them under control? like i said, i just wanna have a invertebrate and coral tank. I guess i should keep some fish in there to give the inverts something to eat.
     
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