Hello my name is Jake. I currently have a 125 gallon tank that has been running for about 6 or 7 months and I am upgrading to a 240 gallon 8 x 2 x 2 tank. I have ordered the tank but do not have it yet. Should within the next month or so. Im hoping before the holidays but well see.
Anyway, im starting this thread in hopes to hear back from many people and receive answers that I have been struggling to find. From my current tank I am transferring my whitespotted bamboo shark that is roughly a little larger than a foot. I am also keeping my 6 inch blueface angelfish and my male and female bluejaw triggers that are maybe 4 inches or so.
My first questions concern the shark. I know and completely understand that it can reach lengths of up to 3 ft and will outgrow the tank eventually. And when that time comes ill move him to a lagoon that I plan on building in my basement. Now for the first question. What would be the best way to arrange my LR
in order to achieve maximum space for the shark to swim around but still provide enough places for him to hide out and get away from the lights when they're on??? Any input or general ideas would be great. I will be using about 300 lbs of LR
My other questions concern compatibility.
I want to add the following:
2 maroon clowns w/yellow stripes
I was thinking maybe the lyretail or the longnose. But not sure which would be best, or, if those are even good choices in the first place.
1 foxface rabbit
I don't really want to add the basic one though. Id like to find something else that is cool but not very aggressive. I was thinking maybe the magnificent or something I don't know.
At least 4 if not more from this list of tangs:
Orange shoulder tang
Kole Yelloweye tang
Blue hippo tang
Two spot bristletooth tang
I have no idea which of the following could be put in a 240 together but I know I have to add them all at the same time. Suggestions on anything on that list would be appreciated.
I also wanted to add a school of anthias of some kind. I don't know much about anthias at all or if its even possible with everything else I will already have. But I most definitely want a school of something in the tank if I can't get anthias.
A picture of my current 125 is below.
Hopefully this turns out to be an amazing build. Thank you in advance to anyone who will be following along for this one. =)