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Old 12-20-2011, 12:08 PM   #11
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Haha this might be the one time that you fully stock a tank! Haha ya i have 72 gallon desires with only 30 gallons of space! Your lucky
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:09 PM   #12
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I would vote for the chalk bass. Amazing fish. Those wrasse are beauties too.
+1. I was researching Chalk Basses for my 29 Biocube. They are really cool, and I'm still considering one for that tank.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:11 PM   #13
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The chalkies are beautiful. That is definitely on my list...

Was chatting with the LFS guy today, and we are thinking a couple of wrasses (lubbocks, fairy) and one of the smaller anthias species as well. So maybe a lubbock, the anthias, a chalk, and a clown and call it a day for fish...does that sound like its appropriately stocked or too much? Total would be (fish only, not counting inverts):
2 firefish
1 sleeper goby
1 small anthias
1 lubbock wrasse
1 royal gramma
1 chalk bass
1 ocellaris

I'm ok with ditching the ocellaris if need be. What do you all think?
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:19 PM   #14
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In a 72? I think you could put in more! But i know you probably wouldnt want to haha nice list
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Looks good to me! Keep an eye on those firefish, they are jumpers.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:36 PM   #16
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Looks good to me! Keep an eye on those firefish, they are jumpers.
You betcha. Hear the same about the anthias. I have a nice full lid on my tank, so they're not getting out
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In a 72? I think you could put in more! But i know you probably wouldnt want to haha nice list
Heh, yea, I guess I need to try to adjust my expectations a bit. The last time I got this thing rolling I only had a few fish, but they were mostly large fish that really had no business being in this tank, even at smallish sizes.

Now I'm actually taking care of the tank, keeping my water changes on a regular schedule and doing them religiously. Doing all the things that one is supposed to do when taking care of a reef tank - all the things I was a lazy dude about before.

And of course I won't be adding all of those fishes at once...I'm taking my time and slowly alternating adding fish and corals. Today was a green star polyp, next week the royal gramma...week after will probably be some more zoanthids or a mushroom - something I can place nice and low in the tank.

Eventually I'd like to be confident enough that I can keep a bubble coral because they're my son's favorite - but I want to really crank on the easiest stuff first
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One more option for a smallish colorful fish is a Midas Blenny. Got mine not long ago and has become an instant favorite, always swimming in the open, bright yellow, and very neat swimmer.

I like your stock list now, but just in case...
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OOooo yeah, a midas would be awesome. i loved mine while I had it, like said above, very active and colorful
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You know, I actually love those cardinals...but for some reason my wife is freaked out by them. She hates the way they just float there, and their eyes creep her out
my wife says the same thing.
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