I have a friend who just bought a tank and started the cycle. He has a 75 gallon tank with about 100 lbs of live rock and about a 2 inch black sand bed. He is trying to figure out what fish to put in and has come up with the following list:
2 Ocellaris clowns
1 Christmas Wrasse
2 Bengaii Cardinals
1 Royal Gramma
1 Longnose Hawkfish
1 One Spot Foxface
1 Coral Beauty Angel
1 Kole Tang
I feel like this is too much for his tank but the person at the LFS
has told him about all this research that he has done and as long as he has a good skimmer then he is fine with that load in the tank. Because of this my friend will not listen to what I have to say about the load in his tank. Do you think this is too much for his tank? What should I tell him? Being forceful or rude is only going to want him to put this load in more so please give me honest ideas without getting upset of what to tell him and facts that support your thoughts if you have any.
I have a few weeks to talk him out of this before he starts adding. As soon as he starts to add he is not going to stop. Please help!
Thank you for your help in advance.