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Old 07-26-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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My 75 wish list

So i finally got all the equipment for my 75gallon reef tank.

This is what FISH i want to get, let me know if i can add more, or if i need to keep dreaming....

2 Clowns (Not sure which type, but not Ocellaris...maybe tomato or maroon)
1 Tobacco Basslet
1 Purple Tang
1 Powder Blue Tang
1 Spotted Mandarin Dragonet
1 Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish

If you could give me any suggestions that would be great! Thanks!!

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Old 07-26-2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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I think 2 tangs in a tank that size is really pushing it. I would pick one, and add it last. There is a good possibility it will outgrow that tank, but you might be ok. I know others will argue.

The lionfish is a bad idea if you want those clowns or basslet. They will basically eat anything they can fit in their mouths. As long as you bought the others and they were bigger than the lionfish to start, you'd be ok.

There are a bunch of other great additions for a 75G. You could go with a dwarf angel like the Coral Beauty or Flame Angel. They are usually ok in reefs, but you do take a chance of them nipping at corals.

Hope that helps. I'm sure others will follow with good advice as well.

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i'd agree with tripper..
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Old 07-27-2005, 03:12 AM   #4
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I had a fuzzy dwarf lionfish but had to wean it off of the lfs's feeder guppies. Took me about a month and i got it to eat silversides and mysid shrimp. Cool fish but right after everything was all said and done my damsel decided to have it's fins for an afternoon snack. Be careful of fin nippers with these guys.
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Ok here are some other things. The Purple Tang at the LFS where i work has Lateral Line, is this something that will pose as a big problem? I've grown attached to it

And with the powder blue I may pass cause i've heard they are very prone to ich and other diseases. We have a small Convict Tang at my LFS that I LOVE, and would like to put in my tank.

As for the fuzzy dwarf lion, , i'll probably pass on that.

This is very exciting, I still have over a month before i set it up!! ITS KILLING ME!!!!

As for the clowns, any secrets on how to get a mated pair? Or any advice in general?

thanks
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Old 07-27-2005, 10:50 AM   #6
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The Purple Tang at the LFS where i work has Lateral Line, is this something that will pose as a big problem? I've grown attached to it
I would pass, difficult to effect a cure.
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And with the powder blue I may pass cause i've heard they are very prone to ich and other diseases.
You can tackle any potential ich problems by putting your new fish into qt for 4 weeks before placing them in your main. Will save you many headaches down the road.
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Would buy them together. Same species from the same tank at the LFS.
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most species of clowns will pair up if they havent already... if u get them very young... you will see one of them get bigger than the other.. this will be the female..
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Ok so....

I think this will be the final...unless there are still problems

2 Maroon Clowns (I love maroons)
1 Convict Tang
1 Tobacco Basslet
1 Spotted Madarin Dragonet
1 Powder Blue Tang

I realize the tangs will get bigger, but we'll cross that road when we get there
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thats seems fine,

as long as ur willing to part with the tangs when they too big that should be ok.
but when they do get too big dont let them suffer..
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how long do you think it will take for the tangs to get huge?
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