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Old 10-18-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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Suggestions for aggressive tank

I'm a newbie to the forum, and have a cycled tank that needs more fish. I have a 75g FOWLR that is ready to go. The tank has been running for about 6 months. I have a firefish and a small snowflake eel in it currently, as well as a few snails doing some cleanup work. I want to make this an aggressive tank. Was looking at maybe a puffer, clown or picasso trigger, and a volitan lion. My LFS will take the firefish for me so he doesn't get eaten if that is an issue. Any suggestions for me on the best fish to stock in here? Thanks
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:19 PM   #2
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The puffer will eat your snails
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:49 PM   #3
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A voltian lion is an exelent choice.
Puffers are cool but yeah say bye-bye to your snails or other invert cleaners you may want
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:56 PM   #4
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I'm not too concerned about losing a few snails. I really just want to have 3 or 4 great fish in the tank. Would a clown trigger be too aggressive for a lion? I know lions will eat anything they can fit in their mouth, but didn't know how aggressive they were with fish of equal size.
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:33 PM   #5
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Just keep one thing in mind..these guys are VERY messy eaters, so make sure you have a good protein skimmer available. I have an aggressive FOWLR as well, and the crap that comes out of the skimmer is unbelievable!

Also, The Clown Trigger is very aggressive, and will most likely dominate the tank so you should put him last if possible.

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How can you have a freshwater fire eel in a sw tank- (picasso trigger and lionfish)?
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It looks like it is a firefish and a Snowflake Eel in the main tank.

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Old 10-20-2004, 02:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. I do have a good protein skimmer. I have a Aqua C Urchin Pro which is the in-sump version of the Remora everyone seems to like here.

What other types of triggers would you suggest? I like the coloration of the clown trigger, but i am concerned that he would pick on the lion.

Is there anything else you would suggest to go with the lionfish. He is what i want to base my tank around.

Thanks!
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Gotta love those clown triggers! I had one before I turned my tank into a reef and they are a great addition. They add very nice color to a tank and are very fun to watch. As mentioned before...bye-bye snails. With a trigger and a lion you may be maxed out for bio-load. They are all very messy eaters and poopers. Water quality will always be an issue. But with a good skimmer (which you have) and regular water changes you should be fine. Good luck...Lando
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Get a Niger Trigger. They aren't as aggressive as other Triggers(though still fit the definetion of a aggressive fish). Not to mention they are very fun to watch! My LFS always has them in, and if I had a big enough tank I'd for sure buy one!
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