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Old 11-26-2004, 09:55 PM   #11
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It is a rock beauty (yellow and deep purple).
Sorry, I goofed but I definately agree with Quarryshark, Holacanthus tricolor is definately a bad choice for anything other than FO or FOWLR.

As far as the other fish, check at the top of the compatibility chart I linked to. There is a column that helps with reef safe fish species. Try to stick with the "Y" only choices. There are a few other species that are completely coral safe but not mobile invert safe and vise versa so the ones labeled "C" may still be an option, just not many.

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Any ideas on starter coral or an anemone(i know you are supposed to wait a year)
You don't need to wait a year on most corals species but I would wait on the anemone. A very loose guideline would be soft corals 2-4 months, LPS corals 4-8 months and SPS corals 8-12 months. It all really depends on the stability of the tank, the tank set ups ability to properly provide for certain species and your understanding or their care.

A good place to start is usually leather corals, shrooms and zoanthuds. Most are fairly hardy and forgiving of small mistakes.

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Old 11-26-2004, 10:46 PM   #12
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Well my tests like NH3, NO2, NO3, PO4 are all 0 <-- have never been any higher by my salifert test kits
pH 8.3
Ca is low at 335, gonna switch to Oceanic Salt instead of IO
alk is low also around 2.3
i do know that the alk and Ca are proportional so i was not surprised both were low.

i guess i should have read more about the rock beauty oh well perhaps i can trade it in for something else
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:49 PM   #13
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guess i should have read more about the rock beauty oh well perhaps i can trade it in for something else
I agree, I have seen them diving many times in Cozumel, picking away at the reef.
Great looking fish though.
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:55 PM   #14
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Ca is low at 335, gonna switch to Oceanic Salt instead of IO
alk is low also around 2.3
i do know that the alk and Ca are proportional so i was not surprised both were low.
Getting to know the chemistry end of things would definately be a plus. As far as your current levels, only the Ca is low the alk is not really that bad. As long as the levels are balanced, try to stick with NSW values.

Alk 1.5 - 3 mEq/l
Ca 380 - 420 ppm

There is no benefit to keeping them above those levels but keeping on the higher side of NSW is most times a good idea in a scleratinian dominated tank. With softies only for the time being a good balanced salt mix is your best bet. Oceanic is not what I would call one of them though. Tropic Marine or Kent would be better recommendations.

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Old 11-26-2004, 11:19 PM   #15
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After reading about the Rock Beauty I should be lucky that mine has survived and it always fat and doing well. It is always grazing and eats all the foods i feed including flake.
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:48 PM   #16
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I think I am looking at getting 5 or 7 green chromis to school.
1-Blue,regal,hippo tang-Paracanthurus hepatus
3-Bannerfish-Heniochus acuminatus
1-Either Firefish or Purple Firefish or Helfrichi Firefish
1-Hi Fin Red Banded Goby
1-Flame Angel
1-Coral Beauty

I know the angels are not reef compatible but i may put all my corals i want to buy in my refuge first to see if i can get them to live then a couple years from now add them to my main tank. Also these are possiblities not definites. All suggestions will be very helpful.
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:07 PM   #17
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Sailfin Tangs are my favorites. I could watch mine forever, I just wish I had a bigger tank that I don't have to trade him in when he is bigger.
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:49 AM   #18
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Well I already have a Purple Tang so a Sailfin will not work.
I have:
1-Purple tang
1-Rock beauty
1-lawnmower blenny
2-tomato clowns
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:16 AM   #19
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Dusty....

Sherman and arlington? Thats right down the road from me! I'm in Keller right out side Fort Worth!
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:01 PM   #20
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1-purple tang
1-lawnmower blenny
2-tomato clowns
1-rock beauty angel


Ok here are my next additions:
7-green chromis
1-royal gramma
1-purple firefish

Then 50-75lbs more live coral rock from liverocks.com

yes SquishyFish my tank is in sherman. i work and go to school in arlington
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