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Old 07-25-2005, 01:13 AM   #1
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Tank Stocking List

Ok, I have a 75 gallon tank with some live rock in it. I also have 2 damsels in it (that if they play well with others I'll keep, otherwise I'll take them out). Here is a list of fish I am looking at getting over time. Please let me know what you think!

Yellow Tang
Kole or Convict Tang
Copperband Butterfly
Spotted Cardinal
Royal Gramma
Black Bar and/or Blue-Green Chromis (school of 4 or 5 - can I mix?)
Ocellaris Clown (maybe 2?)
Flame Angelfish

then some kind of mix of blennies, shrimp, snails?

I think that might be a few too many fish, but I'm not sure. Would this be too many? Would this group all get along? Any certain order I should add them? Thanks for all the advice in advance!!!
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:27 AM   #2
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Hello,
How much LR?
IMO, I would forget about Tangs. Some disagree but I believe a 75 is just too small for a full grown tang. They require a lot of swimming room.
Also the Copperband is a very difficult fish and not a fish one should start a new system with.
Inverts would be fine with the fish you list, also a Blenny would be great!!
Your list looks super otherwise.
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:33 AM   #3
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Thanks! Yeah, I was planning on putting the Copperband and the Flame (if I get it) in last, after the tank has been going for awhile. Right now, I have 50lbs of live rock, but I might add some more as I start to add fish. I would love to at least add a yellow tang, I just love how they look. Thanks for the feedback!
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Would definately consider doubling the LR, would notice many additional benefits.
Don't forget the qt, many of us have learned the hard way.
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Yeah, I'd love to double it... just a lot of $ to spend so I'm going to gradually do that one.
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Had to edit my post. Need to stick to my principles.
Here is why...
A 75 is a decent size tank. But I have seen Tangs both in systems and in the wild ( I have yellow myself).
My belief is that this is a hyperactive fish that need a lot of swimming room. When they are tiny, it does not seem like an issue, but as they grow the need for a larger system becomes apparent. This is a potential long living fish and an optimal environment should be set up for them.
I also see them as pets and not as ornaments and also believe that we should allow them the best chance at a full life as long as we are bringing them into our homes.
Rant over. I know there are many that disagree, I just wish these folks could see them in the wild. Might make them think twice.
There are many more options for you and I think that your initial list is a decent one otherwise.
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:20 AM   #7
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So, anyone else have any opinions on my list???
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:12 AM   #8
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yeah i would wait on the copperband...they arent easy to deal with trust me...they are beautiful but for now i would wait on that...my roomate has a school of 5 bluegreen chromis they are so awesome to watch i would recoomend those..you ever heard of a sixline wrasse they are cool too...
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