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Old 07-21-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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180gallon stock list

In the next couple of months I will be buying atleast a 180 gallon reef tank. It will probably be open top. All the fish will be bought small. Also what order would you add these in. They will be in a reef. Not sure if I will put my shrimp in there yet.

2 occelaris clownfish*
1 hippo tang*
1 sailfin tang*
1 blond naso tang
2 yellow tangs
2 blue throat triggers (1 male 1 female)
1 stripped sleeper goby*
1 lawnmower blenny*
1 red coris wrasse*
4-5 square back anthias
6 blue/green reef chroms
1-2 copperbanded butterflies
1-2 moorish idols
1 long nose hawkish
1 one spot foxface
2 spotbreast angelfish (1 male 1 female)
3-4 baggai cardinals or pajama cardinals
3-4 stripped cardinals
1 blue or red mandarin.

* indicates that I already have the fish and they are living in a reef tank with cleaner shrimp, peppermint shrimp, snails, crabs, anemones, starfish, corals and other things.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:59 AM   #2
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I have no experience stocking tanks this large, but that list seems like WAY too
Many fish for a 180. Hopefully someone else chimes in. Also, the hawkfish is not invert safe soo either cut that from the list or inverts. Your call
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I am undecided on the mandarin, copperband and moorish idols.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:29 AM   #4
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Way overstocked list buddy.

Also all those fish will not be compatible, you almost have every family covered.
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If I got a tank big enough for all these what order would u add then in.
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:03 AM   #6
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Well you would need a 300+ gallon tank....
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:44 AM   #7
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Well you would need a 300+ gallon tank....
Yeah easily 300+.
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Yeah easily 300+.

Ya that sounds very similar to a tank I seen from a vortec distributor I know and it was a 500 gallon :/

Edit* that tank is 8'x4'x2'+ to give you an idea
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:22 AM   #9
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I have decided against the following fish:
Mandarin goby
The 2 moorish idols
The 2 copperband butterflies
The stripped sleeper goby

Not sure about
The one spot foxface
The longnose hawkish

I may also decide to add a pair of Maroon clowns and a carpet anemone for then.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #10
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You are still horribly overstocked, dont add the pair of clowns if you already have a pair Imo. Eliminating the butterflys and the idols really doesnt change much, you need to ex of more. Get rid of the triggers, angelfish, and 1 yellow tang and 1 differant tang and thats a start. Also, too many nano fish in there...
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