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Old 10-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #11
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lol.... decisions, decisions
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:25 PM   #12
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I'd say plan for fish and corals. You have to start with fish anyway until your tank is fully established, maybe 6 or so months, then you decide at that time. I assure you'll want more than fish
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #13
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I'd say plan for fish and corals. You have to start with fish anyway until your tank is fully established, maybe 6 or so months, then you decide at that time. I assure you'll want more than fish
You don't need to wait that long to add corals. Once your cycle is finished then you could fully stock your tank with corals.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:51 PM   #14
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You don't need to wait that long to add corals. Once your cycle is finished then you could fully stock your tank with corals.
+1.... I was adding corals a month before my first fish went in. There are many coral tanks with no fish at all..... that's the way I wanted to go, but NO, the wife insisted it needed fish.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:57 PM   #15
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+1.... I was adding corals a month before my first fish went in. There are many coral tanks with no fish at all..... that's the way I wanted to go, but NO, the wife insisted it needed fish.
Exactly! I was perfectly fine with one fish in my 46 gallon bowfront with 20 gallon sump/fuge but nooo the gf didn't think there was enough "movement" in the tank haha
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:12 AM   #16
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Exactly! I was perfectly fine with one fish in my 46 gallon bowfront with 20 gallon sump/fuge but nooo the gf didn't think there was enough "movement" in the tank haha
I heard the EXACT same argument. So now I have an ocellaris, and I just put a six-line into QT two days ago. I guess since she hasn't complained (much) about the funds that have gone into this, she's got some say...

Back to the OP.... Dude, just do it. You know that 90 is going to look sweet filled with corals!!!
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It's all a matter of which you want more: the not-reef safe fish or the corals. Totally depends on which you like the look of better. Are it in love with a particular angel or butterflyfish that you just MUST have? If so, then no corals. If you can live without that fish, then do corals. Personally, I have a reef and a FOWLR.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #19
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Corals all the way. I have a 54g corner reef. I would skip the tangs and go for the swallowtail angel fish which is reef safe. One of the only ones that is. Beautiful fish and eats rot from my hand. I have a tomato clown, six line wrasse, and juvi fox face, oh and a pink spot goby. You can do more as your volume of water is larger. Maybe an Anthia pair?? I have a squareback pair In my 180g tank now. Very cool.

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You don't need to wait that long to add corals. Once your cycle is finished then you could fully stock your tank with corals.
Wait a minute. You want your tank well cycled and I guarantee you drop a shopping bag full of corals into a system this small, they will die. Start slow and build up the population of corals and fish. THERE ARE NO SHORT CUTS.
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