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Old 11-21-2011, 04:56 PM   #131
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how would you stock a 40 gal semi agressivge with live rock
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:59 PM   #132
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Zachy - its understandable. Fish are what a lot of folks build these tanks t osee - so they want as much variety as humanly possible - thats why I mention the cichlids as another alternative.

You may also want to look into keeping something different, rather then "more". For example, I do have a few friends who have very successful tanks with only a fish or two but a butt-ton of various crustaceans....shrimps of different kinds, a reef lobster or two, emerald crabs, and some of the most badass looking snails I've ever seen. One of them even built a tank who's centerpiece is a giant hermit crab (personally I find a 7" hermit to be both repulsive and terrifying...but it certainly IS interesting)...and you can definitely pack a good amount of little critters into a tank since many of them live in crusty cruddy water to start with

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Old 11-21-2011, 05:00 PM   #133
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how would you stock a 40 gal semi agressivge with live rock
What about this,

A Lemonpeel Angel
A Sixline Wrasse
A Flame Hawkfish
2 Percula or Ocellaris Clowns

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What about this,

A Lemonpeel Angel
A Sixline Wrasse
A Flame Hawkfish
2 Percula or Ocellaris Clowns

sorry, dont love it
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:01 PM   #135
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how would you stock a 40 gal semi agressivge with live rock
Honestly? And you're gonna hate this answer...
I wouldn't.

I wouldn't be putting any more then one semi-aggressive fish in a tank that size...and even that would be pushing it. If what you want is a tank of 5 or 6 semi-aggressive fish, you're going to want to up your tank size to 60 or so I'd say (again, take with grain of salt due to my personal beliefs - overfilter, understock) - so I'd let some of the other folks chime in...but I believe most will agree that 40 is too small for a semi-aggressive tank.
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i guess a 40 isn't right for me
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Are you sure you want a semi-aggressive? What about a peaceful?
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i guess a 40 isn't right for me
If I were you, I would get a 125g. You have a lot of options there, even Tangs!
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i guess a 40 isn't right for me
Still a lot of cool stuff you could do with it...for example:
how about a seahorse tank? You could fit 4 or 5 of the buggers in there - they make for a **** of a conversation piece, are peaceful, beautiful, and definitely different!

From what I understand they're relatively easy to keep as well (never done it myself).
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Yep, seahorses would be cool, the only problem is getting them to eat. Some eat well, but some refuse everything other than live foods.

They do look absolutely fantastic though! Great idea!
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