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Old 09-05-2012, 01:44 AM   #1
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Stocking my 90 reef

I currently have a sailfin tang and 3 damsels. I plan on adding A yellow Pygmy Angelfish
A yellow watchman And 3 pajama cardinals.

Am I over stocking my tank? I plan on upgrading my tank I know I need a bigger tank for my sailfin.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #2
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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Ok change of plans.

I ordered....

1 coral beauty
1 lawnmower blenny
1 yellow watchman
2 clown fish
3 green chromis
1 mandarin goby

To go with my sailfin tang and 3 damsels.

Did I over do it? What are your thoughts? I have a 55 gallon tank that is fully cycled with no fish so if I am over stocked in my 90 I can just add them to my 55.

Are these 13 fish too much for my 90 and also since this is an online order what's the safest way to add all these fish? I've heard it's not a good idea introducing too many fish at a time. I am planing on adding the coral beauty last.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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Well you should not have bought all of them at the same time, when you add them all to your tank hopefully your cycle doesnt get thrown out of wack. Nothing you can do now except hope they wont all die from spikes
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Add them in the dark so the tang and damsels are hiding. My only worry for you is the 3 damsels you already have, they are notoriously teritorial and mean. Mine was fine for a year then went to the dark side. Could you transfer them to the 55 and start a damsel only tank? Just a thought...
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My tanks been running for about 8 months now. Would it still cause a spike? And am I over stocking the tank?
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I can try and catch them and transfer to the 55 if they are going to be a problem. One is a domino and the other two are yellow tail.

So if I transfer the 3 to the 55 gallon then all the other fish should be fine?
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I also got some serpent and brittle starfish. Is my bandit shrimp going to kill them?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:59 PM   #9
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New question and sorry for all the questions.

Should I add all the new fish to my 55 gallon since I don't have any live stock in the 55. Wait a month and then slowly start adding them to my 90? My 55 only has live rock, sand and snails.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:24 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the advice. I think my best bet is to do the following.

90 gallon: sailfin tang, lawnmower blenny, watchman, 2 clowns w bubble tip anemone, 6 chromis and 1 mandarin. I also have a coral bandit shrimp.

55 gallon: 6 damsels, 1 coral beauty.

Any thoughts on this line up? Should I move or change any of these? I appreciate all the help.
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