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I currently have a 6 gallon that has finished cycling and has been running for about 3 months. I travel for work so when I'm gone my fiance takes care of the tank.


I'm ready to start adding some life stock but was curious as to what most people add first. Coral or fish? The clean up crew has been doing well for a couple months.

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What sort of fish are you looking at? I just removed mine from my 5 gallon because it was too much bioload for my maintenance routine.


Usually I prefer to add coral first and get them established and growing well, and then slowly, extremely slowly for this size tank, add fish and watch the tank's reaction over a month before adding another one. It's a true balance in this size tank, so the slower you take to adding anything that needs food, the better.

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