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Old 03-23-2010, 12:21 PM   #1
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120 Gallon Reef Stocking

i might want to do a reef in my 120 (60x18x25.5) and was wondering what type of fish i could put in it. Any lists would be great
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There's a hole bunch of fish that should and should not be in a reef. Start with this on-line window shopping tool and read about those you like.

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how do large angels do in reef tanks?
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would it eat all corals or are there some i could keep with it. What other fish do you suggest for the tank?
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:53 PM   #6
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That's a nice footprint for a reef tank. Like austinsdad saaid, there are a ton of options for fish down the road. If you don't yet have the equipment, now is the time to research what you'll need. Is the tank drilled? Are you going to run a sump? Have you set a realistic budget for equipment and livestock? How are you going to cycle the tank? Do you plan on using an RO/DI unit? Have water storage capabilities? Etc. etc.
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the tank is drilled and i will be running probably a 30 gallon sump if i can fit it in the stand. Im just looking to set a stocking list so i know what im going to do when the tank is all setup. I like the large angels and wanted to have one in a reef tank with some tangs and clows ect. because i find that if you dont do a reef then you have some really nice fish to choose from like triggers and other predators. I was originally thinking of a predator but want to see the options for a reef tank
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Reefs are great. Acropora, Montipora, LPS, Softies. Fish like Anthias', Wrasses, Clowns, Everything! Well maybe not everything but lots. Tangs and Dwarf Angles also.
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the only thing about reefs is that the fish that are reef safe dont interest me too much. Its like i want the corals but then i want the kool looking fish and not just the normal stuff.
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Cool looking fish? How does that work? There are pleanty of cool reef safe fish. Some have quirky personalities, others look cool. Some are both.
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