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Old 02-11-2015, 07:06 AM   #1
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40B stocking help needed

I have a fully cycled 40B display tank. 48lbs of live Fiji rock, 40lbs CaribSea reef sand. between my display tank and fuge I have total water capacity of 55 Gallons.

I've had 2-Ocellaris Clowns for approx. 6 months that are doing great. I also have one small Trumpet coral(4 heads) and two small zoa colonies. I'm now ready to begin adding more fish to the tank with the idea of having a predominantly LPS/softy tank.

Any feedback on my possible combinations would be greatly appreciated.

Option 1:
2-clowns
1-purple or helfrichi fire fish
2-high banded gobies
1-royal gamma
3-banggai cardinals

Option 2:
2-clowns
1-mystery wrasse
1-yellow watchman goby
1-cherub pygmy angel

Option3:
2-clowns
1-green banded goby
1-blue or green chromis
1-purple orchid dotty back
1-flame angel

I also love the pink tail trigger or Valentini puffer, and any ideas on CUC?


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Old 02-11-2015, 09:25 AM   #2
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All of your options look good to me, but keep in mind angels are known to take out corals. I have a 40b with a cherub angel. I just added my first corals, a frogspawn frag and zoa colony, and so far my angel has been a model citizen. Just something to think about. The puffer would be a bad idea for mixing with corals, more so than angels.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:10 PM   #3
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I think we are on the same lines. Keep me updated on your tank OTTO.

I think I'm much closer to "having a plan"

2-Ocellaris clowns Attachment 218159
2-Hefrichi fire fish Attachment 218161
1-Royal gamma Attachment 218162

And either:
1-High fin red banded goby Attachment 218163 Or 1-Red mandarin Attachment 218164

How about this list? Any changes, opinions or concerns you for see?

Goby or mandarin? (Mandarin looks sweet)

I may possibly do a wrasse or dwarf angel in the future.

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Skip the mandarin. Total pain to keep. I was able to do it for over a year in my 55. Took monthly addition of 1k and up pods along with it eating frozen.
I also agree with the dwarf angel as a 'skip'. I have one in the mixed reef and it has gone postal on a clam and a pocillopora...though currently nothing else. I'd get rid of the coral beauty, which is usually the mildest of all the dwarf angels, in a heartbeat.
I also like cardinals. PJ's being enjoyable. I have one in the reef and would add more in a heartbeat if I ever found some I found to be healthy.
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Thanks man. Appreciate the info. The mandarin is out then. Been super helpful. And PS, I know the pics didn't match the fish lol. Not sure what happened there.


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Careful with the helfrichis. I'd either do 1 or 3. I've noticed unless it's a true mated pair one will kill the other. And get a super tight top!


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I take it theyre jumpers. Lol. Can you put a purple or red and helfrichi together? Or any combination of 2?


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