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Old 04-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Decided to hold on the nano reef until I learn more about salt water aquaria. My 60g has regular T5 lights, Rena xP3, 250w aquion elite heater. Can I do fish only and a few live rocks to gain experience? Do I need a T5HO fixture. Not doing coral yet. What kind of stock is cool with a 60.

Here is the deal, my wife will only let me do this (as I have a 100g freshwater tank already) if the fish are completely unique. She likes the tangs, clowns, triggers, ect. I will not overstock, but want feedback on if any of these fish will work.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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As far as equipment you dont need the T5HO yet if you are not going to have corals. As far as the LR why dont you get some base rock which is much cheaper and will become live over time. As far as the three fish you mentioned the clown is the only one that will work in a 60 gallon. Maybe one of the bristle tooth tangs.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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If your looking for "unique" fish for that size tank id reccomend gobies, dartfish, or dragonettes which all leave the option to go reef..but for fowlr an angler tank would be very unigue. Maybe an angler and an eel or even maybe a fu man chu lionfish (my favorite ..)
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Alright, thanks, how about this. I just found this on Craigslist for 180$. It is 100g and I am going to buy it this weekend. Im getting excited, that lion fish is awesome. The wife has shown some intrest in mabye some sort of colorful angel, and a tang mabye? I plan on doing a 2-3 month cycle with some damsels.
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The flame angelfish or coral beauty angelfish?!?!
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I have a coral beauty angel in my 55 gallon and she does fine. My tank is drilled tho and I recommend you do that
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I have a coral beauty angel in my 55 gallon and she does fine. My tank is drilled tho and I recommend you do that
Well I have a Rena xp3 ready for it, but I would like to do a DIY sump. I see out of tank overflows on eBay. How would I go about getting this glass tank drilled?
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I bought mine pre-drilled and it was used. I know some lfs will drill for you. Also I know people whom have drilled themselves. Google it and in sure stuff will come up.
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Glass-Holes.com dope aquarium stuff

Has some good info, diy instruction video, and kits for everything you need to drill your glass tank. Honestly, it's a lot easier than you might think.
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