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Old 08-06-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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What would you stock a 200g tank with?

I was looking around on liveaquaria and reading a few books on marine fish an i'm stumped. So many of the fish I like are either not reef safe, or to be added with caution. I'm not sure if I want to continue with a reef tank or make it a FOWLR tank. They both have benefits, but I can't decide. There's so many options.

Here's the list of fish i'm interested in.
Emperor angel, lamark's angel, lemonpeel angel, royal gramma, kaudern's cardinal, blue green chromis, ocellaris clowns, black and white ocellaris clowns, purple firefish, green mandarin, one spot foxface, blue dot jawfish, hippo tang, sailfin tang, niger triggerfish, porcupine puffer, longfin bannerfish, garden eels, zebra moray (live aquaria said they were good community fish but I don't know about that), pipefish or tassle filefish.

I'd like a peaceful community, but there's so many beautiful fish available. These are the few i've found that I quite like and would like to have some of.

You have 200 gallons to fill AA! What would you do with it?
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:15 PM   #2
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id fill it with water
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good idea. That was already in my plans though... :P
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just making sure lol
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Ok so straying far from the randomness...

Well i would definitely get a trigger. They are beautiful fish, not in my opinion though. And your tank can definitely hold one. Also, i would say get a nice school of chromis. Like 5 or 6. Its always nice to watch some schooling fish. I would also go for a tang. 200g is pretty big.. so there isnt much of a limit on what fish you can get. Oh! Another nice fish, one that stratmaster just got is the Emperor Angel. That fish is amazing! As for corals, i do hope you go with tons of zoas. If you have lots of LR it would be awesome to see collonies of wonderfully colored zoas. That would be awesome.
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zoas are da bomb!
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That's the problem, i;'m not limited. I like the niger triggerfish, but it eats corals. I like corals but some of the fish I like eat it. Im torn on just having a FOWLR tank and all the fish I like, or a reef tank and having to be careful.
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Well there are TONS of fish out there that are compatible with reefs. Also, some amazing fish are semi-compatible with reefs and you could always monitor them with your tank. And if they dont do so well, bring them back. But it depends.. If your buying online or at a lfs.
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My lfs is usually pretty good about getting in anything I want, if I bring it back they could always sell it. I'm just worried since most of the angels, the foxface, the bannerfish are all coral munchers
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any of the surgon family (tangs, any round fish lol) will graze par say on the coral but they never eat it... ive had coral in my tank with a tang.. and they leave it alone =/


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Check them out.. they have what specimen will eat reef.. and which are reef safe.
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