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Old 05-03-2005, 08:31 PM   #1
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300 gallon FO livestock wish list

Here is what I would like to have in my 300 gallon long tank once I am through with it. It will be fish ONLY with minimal live rock if any Dimensons are: LxWxH 96"x30"x25"...Here it goes:

-Juvinile Emperor Angel
-Powder Blue Tang
-School of green chroims...number TBD
-Flame angel.....compatable with Emperor?????
-Orange spotted Goby
-Flame Hawk
-Square pink Anthias
-French Angel...Compatable with Emperor?????
-Fox Face
-Copper Band Butterfly....Compatable?????
-Fire fish
-A few long spine urchins

What do you think?? Comments??


-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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Old 05-04-2005, 07:06 AM   #2
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I envy you for having such choices - for a 300g tank. No input on fish choices from me. Only a hope that you have a QT tank as you start adding livestock.

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I would do one large angel and one small one. The copperband is a great fish but depends on lots of LR and is a very deliberate feeder so this can be challenging. Most do not do well. Otherwise, looks good.
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Agree with lando. I have one large angel in my 210 and I am sure she would take out any other large angel that would be put in. The Angel will become the owner of the tank.
Other than that, looks good to me.
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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)
SW2-20g, QT, 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.
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Since you're already planning to go in the anthias direction I'd trade the school of chromis & squareback in for a pack of lyretails (5F & 1M). The ones that I got are voracious eaters and simply stunning.


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