Originally Posted by obscurereef
Just curious why you downgraded/why didn't you use the 125 for the reef? Damsels are very territorial, and can bully fish even larger than them. They are also hard to catch, but I'd recommend you get rid of him especially since you are now having a peaceful reef community where this fish will mostly likely pick on many of the inhabitants. I don't think he'll stop his behavior. Getting rid of such an old fish would be hard, but if you are up to it, I believe that's the best course of action.
I needed to move the big tank out of the bedroom to make room for my 2 Macaws' cages and there isn't room enough for it in the living room. It was also a very old tank - probably nearing 20 years - lots of scratches on the glass - nearing the end of it's safe lifespan - so it was time anyway to at least replace it and the stand. I'm really happy with the new tank. It's 36x24x24 and sits right at eye level when you stand in front of it and will make a beautiful display when it's all set-up. I'm still working on getting the plumbing just right, but it's all coming along nicely, except for my 1 problem fish. I was hoping there was a way to re-arrange the rock (maybe) to give him more of a protected space, but I guess that wouldn't work. I think the shop that sold me all the new gear will take him, because he want's me to buy more stuff (invertebrates etc.) and I really can't do that if the sand bed is going to be stirred up all the time.
Thanks So Much for you're input,