Six weeks into this endeavor.

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    markrj

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    I am hooked. A friend's roommate was tearing down a 90 gallon reef tank and he sold me all of the live rock and corals and a 48" Aquatic Life light fixture. I am keeping my Marineland 48" LED fixture as well.

    My 75 gallon tank looks like it has been setup for years vs 6 weeks!

    Some pics and a video. Any help on species IDs would be most appreciated.

    A YouTube tour of the tank. The audio track is me playing a Chopin Prelude on the piano.

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    Mushrooms.

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    More shrooms.

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    Hermit Crab

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    Blue Chromis

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    Kenya Tree (w/Xenia and shrooms in the background).

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    A plant. Can't remember what he said it was.

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    Looks good! Your macro algae is halimeda.
     
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    Wow, your tank looks great. Easy to get hooked, isn't it. I think your Blue Chromis is actually a Blue Damsel. Very minor difference, but damsels are a bit more aggressive than chromis.
     
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    Well, the guy at the lfs told me they were Chromis. :roll:

    I have 3 of them.

    I know they are similar.

    Will I have any issues when I introduce my mated pair of Ocellaris Clowns in a week or two?
     
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    Probably...and the damsels will get bigger than the clowns most likely pick on them...you should see if you can get store credit for them and trade them for the clowns...
     
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    Clowns are part of the damsel family, so they might be able to hang in there, but I would be worried about any other fish you add in there.

    Personally, I would pull them out now.
     
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    Crap. I really like them. Oh well, I hope the lfs will take them back.
     
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    They took them back and I got a store credit.

    Nice people but the one guy really confused me about the whole Damsel/Chromis thing.

    Looking for suggestions for compatible tank mates for the clowns.

    Thank you for the heads up on this one.
     
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    I love my midas blenny and my sandsifting gobies they are friendly and the gobies will keep your sand super clean.
     
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