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Old 01-16-2013, 02:55 AM   #1
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4 foot stocking ideas

So I'm ordering my me custom made 4 foot aquarium today. Very exited!

It's just under 400 litres and will have great depth. I'm thinking about having the weir in the centre and building a reef in front of and around that allowing for good water flow.

What would you guys put in there?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:56 AM   #2
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Wow..... This must be a boring topic lol
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:28 AM   #3
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Not boring to me. I'm planning a similar size for this summer. I want to add a tomini tang and a fox face to mine for sure. That will be on top of my current fish once they move over. Still not 100% on comparability but I think they will be fine. I currently have a coral beauty, an occ clown and a midas blenny. Also, cleaner shrimp are a must, they are interesting to watch. I also want to add a pistol shrimp goby pair but again am not 100% on the pistol with other shrimp and the blenny and goby may not get along.

I think this would be cool stocking, any input on comparability?
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:35 AM   #4
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Yay a reply lol.

I've always been intrigued by the fox face. What are their compatibility issues?

Your other fish sound great. I also have a pair of clowns and they're amazing to watch. I would love to have a pair of minstrels as well but it's a risk mixing them.

Definitely getting some cleaner shrimps.

I've been looking at the red scooter bennies also.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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Foxface are great fish unfortunatley my tank is not big enough for them but they are peaceful fish from what I understand so shouldn't have issues unless you put highly aggresive fish in with them. Scooter are nice although yu are best to have a refgium to help keep tank stocke with pods with them and they are best to add to established tanks. Personal favourite of mine is valentini puffer I have one with cleaner shrimps and peppermint shrimps and he is fine although they have been known to hassle shrimps and corals so always a risk. a Kole or Tomini tang would be a very nice addition for a tank of that size too and should be a fairly peaceful fish from my understanding. A yellow headed Jaw fish would also be nice addition or a nice sand sifting goby. I have yellow headed sleeper goby and he's very interesting to watch sifting through the sand all day and then maybe a leopard or flasher wrasse with some sort of schooling fish
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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I wanted to get a few different shrimp actually so i may go with the ones your mentioned.

The puffer is a beautiful fish that's on the maybe list.

Had a tomini tang before but a Kole tang now we're talking. Would love a powder blue but they get huge.

I have a pink spot goby that never comes out so when I move everything to my new tank I might remove him and get a sand sifting one instead.

Current fish - 1 Regal Tang, 1 Chevron tang, 2 Common Clowns, 1 Strawberry Basslet, 1 Royal Gramma, 1 Pink Spot Goby.
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I'd also like a shoal of some sort......


Thoughts?
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Tbh so do regals and chevrons I don't think a 90 is big enough for either. I think a school of panama cardinals would look pretty cool
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Tbh so do regals and chevrons I don't think a 90 is big enough for either. I think a school of panama cardinals would look pretty cool
There are 4 or 5 tangs listed on live aquaria as suitable for a 70 gallon, I wouldn't go with any others. I think of those the bristletooth tomini tang is my favorite. That and the fox face is the reason I decided I need a 75 gallon and not a 55 gallon.
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I was thinking about selling them both and going for a powder blue as the only tang in my tank.

Having said that I wouldn't mind a Kole Tang instead.

My dream tank would be huge with many different species of surgeonfish.

But for the time being its a 90 gall!
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