I wouldn't put two "large" angels together either, unless they were a verified pair, and even then I'd watch them until they mated successfully.
I've heard both good and bad things about putting a pygmy angel with a large angel. I was cautioned against it by my LFS
, but I usually take what they say with a grain of salt. The advice out here is typically much better.
It will be fish ONLY with minimal live rock if any
I definitely would NOT skimp on the LR
. The angels and butterfly (especially) will love lots of it. It will provide food for foraging, lots of good bacteria to keep the tank healthy and provide good hiding places for everybody. Be sure and secure the higher pieces so they won't tumble if the angel gets ambitious. I might still have some pictures of how I built my PVC
frame to tie my rocks to. You can space them out much more loosely to create caves and hidey-holes without creating an unstable structure.
I am SO jealous of a 300-gallon tank...that's more than all 9 of my tanks put together. If I knew last year what I knew now, I'd have gotten larger than a 75.
In order of setup:
FW1-16g, 5 Zebra danios, 4 Pristella Tetras, 4 Black Skirt Tetras, 2 Gold Barbs, 1 Brush-nose Pleco
FW2-5g, 1 Baby Gold Marble Angel (raised from fry), 6 Zebra Danios
SW1-75g, (80# LR
), Scarlett hermits, Turbo snails, Percula Clownfish (Gizmo), Oscellaris Clownfish (Whizzer), Indian Yellowtail Angelfish (Mikado), Royal Gramma (Orpheus), Black Sailfin Blenny (Casper), Yellow Tang (Pele), Racoon Butterflyfish (Raptor), Lyretail Anthia (Juliette)
FW3-30g, 2 mated Gold Marble Angels (Oscar/Yenta)
, currently empty
FW4-30g, currently empty
FW5-20g, 2 Gold Angels (non-paired)
SW3-35g (REFUGIUM for SW1) - EVIL ChocChipStar, Nassarius and Turbo snails
SW4-55g, 4 BlueGreen Chromis, King's Crown snail.