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Old 11-22-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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Fish list.. Thoughts?

This is my first reef tank and its just finished cycling. My QT tank is cycled as well to. Now Ive been reading up on fish and these are the ones I wish to put (eventually) in my 70gall. I was wondering if anyone has had bad or good experiences with the fish listed below. Or know of a horribl relationship between them. Also if anyone can recommend any fish it would be greatly appreciated. I'm aware that the bioload may be a bit high. However I'm ok with doing a buncha water changes.

Purple Firefish goby
Firefish goby
Yellow Watchmen Goby w/Pistol Shrimp
Lawn mower blenny
Percula Clowns x2
Royal Gramma x2
Domino Damsel
Yellow Damsel
Filamented Flash Wrasse
Six Line Wrasse

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Old 11-22-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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Sounds ok. I have 7 in my 55 and do a water change every 2 weeks. They are all fat and healthy.

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Old 11-22-2004, 08:19 PM   #3
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IMHO I wouldn't put that many fish in there. Doing extra water changes isn't going to help a crowded tank. With too many water changes you are taking out beneficial bacteria that will be needed even moreso in a heavily stocked tank. Ultimately it's up to you but I will never give a thumbs up to overstocking a tank. JMO
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:35 PM   #4
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Royal Grammas will attack each other and should be kept as singles.

Typically only 1 goby per 50 gals, or they can be territorial.

The wrasses will jump, make sure you have a good cover.
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:18 AM   #5
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I currently have a few of the fish you have listed in my 72gallon
All of my fish get along great.

here are a few comments that I can say from owning them

Purple Firefish goby
Timid fish. colorful. they like to have rocks to hide when scared and sleeping.
If you are adding more than one you should add them at the same time.
Very Hardy. same as the Firefish goby listed below. Mine is usual hanging
right in the middle of the tank.

Six Line Wrasse
swim all over the place, in and out of the LR, Very active.
need a good amount of LR to pick for food.
Mine Eats like a pig and is very peacful.

Royal Gramma x2
Another Beautifully colored fish, adds great color to the tank.
Love to hide in the rocks. Sometimes I forget I have one and
then I'll catch him hanging upside down against a rock.
Like already mentioned you can only keep one per tank.
Lost my first Gramma, my new has been doing great. They
are supposed to be very hardy.

Lawn mower blenny
Lots of personality, loves to eat the algea on the glass and Rocks.
Make sure you get one that is eating at the LFS. Very important.
Mine will just sit on top of a rock and his kingdom. One of my favorites

Never had any of the other fish, not sure I'd choose Damsels. Might cause all sorts
of problems. Also IMO I think you would be pushing the stocking limits of a 70 gallon with that many fish. I am at 8 fish in my 72 and am just about done.

I am curious what others think about the amount of fish though, I'd love to add a few more myself.

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Lighting: 48'' Coralife HQI aqualight pro | 2 150 watt MH | 2 96 watt true actinic fluorescents | 3 1 watt blue-moon-glow LEDs

Fish&Inverts: 3-BlueGreen Chromis | Shrimp Goby | Purple Firefish | 6 Line-Wrasse | LawnMower Blenny | Royal Gramma | Coral Beauty | Maxima Clam | 16 Assort. -Snails | LR Hitchers: Crabs, Urchins, Brittle Stars, Feather Dusters, and more

Corals: Assorted Mushrooms | Green Button Polyps | Toadstool Leather | Pulsing Xenia | Clove Polyps | Star Polyps | FrogSpawn | Branching Hammer | Candy Cane | Zoos | Ricordea | Open Brain | Bubble |
24Gallon JBJ Nano Cube | LR 25lbs Marshall Creek/Tonga/Fiji | 2 Flase Percula Clowns | Shrooms | Xenia | Green Button Polyps | Snails | Hermits
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:51 PM   #6
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After a little more thought and a chat with the LFS I decided not to go with the damsels. Here is an updated fish blue print.

Purple Firefish
Yellow Watchmen goby w/ pistol shrimp
Percula Clowns x2
Royal Gramma
Filamented Flasher Wrasse
Sixline Wrasse

Thanks for the replies all...

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