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Old 07-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Adding one more?

Wanted to get everyone's opinion on adding one last fish to my reef. Tank is 75 gallons. Rock work all along the back my stock list is 1 scooter blenny (2 inches) 1 pj cardinal (1.5 inches) 1 fox face (3.5 inches) 1 blue throat trigger (3.5 inches) 1 marine betta (3.5 inches) 1 fire fish (1.5 inches) 2 occ clowns (1.5 and 2 inches) Lots of corals, 2 rock flower anemones, various snails and hermits (whatever's left that the betta hasn't eaten). Looking to add a mimic tang or kole tang. I know tangs usually need a 6 foot tank and mines 4 feet but liveaquaria says they're both ok in a 70 gallon and mines 75 gallon. Will upgrade in a year or so to a 150 or more but that might just be a fowlr so not sure what fish ill move over. Probably just the betta, fox face, trigger and tang if I get one. What's everyone's thoughts? My params have been great, corals are growing like crazy, so I doubt one more fish would be bad for the bio load, I just don't want to overstock and have anyone stress. No new fish have been added in months. Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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Those are mostly small (not the trigger and foxface obviously), so I think one more smaller Tang would be okay for a while. Bristletooths are okay in a 75g, IMO. The foxface and especially the bluethroat will appreciate the upgrade down the road.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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Yeah the fox face and trigger are def the biggest and most active. The betta is larger too but she stays behind the rocks and munches on my CUC and only comes out at night. I'm just nervous because I don't wanna add a small tang and have issues. But honestly my LFS would take it back so maybe ill try. I figured a bristle tooth would be the smallest so ill probably go with that. Thanks!
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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Bristle tooth (Kole, Tomini, mimics) should be fine. As long as your parameters are staying in check, adding one more should not hurt for now. As they all grow, it might be pushing it on the bioload.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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Well just found a 180 gallon on Craigslist with everything sooooo.... Maybe that was fate! Lol. Gonna talk to hubby about it tonight. Lol.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #6
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Well I went ahead and got a Chevron tang. It's a bristle tooth and blue zoo says its ok in the 75. Plus I'm probably buying the 180 anyway. got a great deal in him too!
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:05 PM   #7
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He's about 3.5 inches and he was $100. Beautiful too. I'm acclimating still so ill take pics in a day or so if he's not hiding.
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wow faye your tank looks awsome
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Thanks! I gotta add new pics to my profile. It's gotten a lot better. Ill try to take more this weekend.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #10
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Ok I added a few FTS and two pics of the Chevron who's out and about and not even scared when I go over to the tank! Kinda shocked he's not hiding. He has a tiny bit of fin damage to his top and right fin but its barely anything. Does anyone know if it'll grow back? Doesn't hinder his swimming at all though. Ill feed in a bit and see if he eats.
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