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Old 03-26-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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180 gallon stocking ideas?

I will soon be converting my 75 gallon reef into a 180 gallon and would like to get some opinions here about possible stocking options. I'll start by listing what I have, followed by what I consider must haves for this tank.

Already have:
1 sailfin tang
1 blue spotted goby
1 scooter blenny
1 black combtooth blenny
1 solaris wrasse
1 mystery wrasse
1 royal gramma basslet
1 sunburst anthias

Things I really want:
Flasher wrasse harem (probably McCroskers) 1 M 3-4 F

Clowns: possibly 2 Picasso or snowflake
2 black percs

Other options: a couple of fairy wrasse. Possibly a scotts fairy or lubbocks

Another tang of some sort under 12" full grown. Possibly powder brown?

Or another goby of se sorts

What do you think?
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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Will the sailfin even get along with another tang? I've read different things on that.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #3
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it's up to the individual fish. you'll have to take a chance adding one and see. is the scooter eating prepared foods? if not, i would skip the wrasses they will decimate the pod population and the scooter will starve.
i've had good luck with purple tangs, maculiceps tangs, yellows...
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Do you think a powder blue tang would work well with this mix. Do you suggest we try adding the tangs at the same time to reduce aggression, or will that be less in a tank this size? I'm worried that the conversion will happen before I could find one and go through a QT with it. I've never had a QT tank before but will be starting one after this conversion.
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in my experience, i have found powder blue tangs to be super nasty as they mature. it might work out ok for you, but all of the ones i have kept have turned out to be mistakes. if you are close to me (19301), i'll give you a powder blue for free. all you have to do is help me catch him.
do yourself a favor- if you want blue in the tank, either do a regal or a purple.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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Luckily I came across this, I was asking about powder blues on my 220 build thread, now I have the answer. Thanks once again Mr x.
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This is why we are now onto getting a purple. Maybe.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:30 PM   #8
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This is why we are now onto getting a purple. Maybe.
I've got a powder brown tang n yellow tang which seem to get along very well.. They were added to the tank together
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Purple tangs are also highly aggressive.
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