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Old 12-03-2004, 12:28 PM   #1
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Another one of those fish lists

Okay, I finally have a display tank with a plumbed sump, so it's time to get serious about figuring out what fishies are going to live there. It's a 75 w/ 29 g sump/fuge; I'll have ~120 lbs LR, chaeto in the fuge, 4" DSB. Euroreef ES5-3 skimmer. FOWLR for right now, moving into some corals (PC lights) when tank is ready. Here's the "wish list," in order of potential addition:

2x ocellaris (TB)
1x royal gramma
3x chromis
1x flame angel (I know a crapshoot with corals)
1x squarespot anthias, male (too aggressive?)
1x yellow tang

Now, that's 9 fish and I'm assuming too many. The last 3 are my husband's picks, and I've said no to so many of his choices (too aggressive, not reef compatible) that I would really like to keep those if possible, so the chromis would be the ones to go (bummer as I like them a lot). Could I replace them with a goby, if so (total of 7 fish)? Any DSB-compatible suggestions?

I'm also not sure about the anthias--hubby saw one last week and fell in love. I would happily replace with another bright anthias if anyone has less-aggressive suggestions. At any rate, all comments and suggestions welcome . . . I'd rather hear it from you than have unhappy fish!
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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Not really overstocked, but if you want to keep it on the lean side, I would loose the anthia. The Flame is a crap shoot with the corals, but personally I would take the chance. (Of course this is from someone who likes fish more than corals.)
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:57 PM   #3
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Personally, I've found the square anthias to be somewhat difficult to keep. I'm 0 for 3 at it. Specifically, even if they demonstrated a nice appetite immediately, they eventually stopped eating (all water parameters were fine). So, I'd vote Chromis in, Anthias out. Sorry hubby.
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Old 12-03-2004, 05:27 PM   #4
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I don't think thats overstocked.... I have not experience with the square anthias. The yellow tang add last, these can be a mean fish but are nice looking fish.
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Old 12-03-2004, 06:48 PM   #5
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Thanks, everyone. Seaham358--I understand that about the tang--it wouldn't be my choice, but I'm trying to keep hubby happy. Onebowl, any suggestions for hardier anthias? Quarryshark, yeah, I look at the corals as a nice backdrop for the fish.

Happy to hear more!
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75-gallon SW tank with 29-gallon sump
Euroreef ES5-3
2x Maxijet powerheads
Mag drive 9 return
Coralife 4x65 Lunar Aqualight
120 lbs rock from liverocks.com
1 peppermint shrimp and 1 fire shrimp (very shy)
2 black Ocellaris, Squish and Smudge
3 chromis, too identical to name as yet, in QT
10-gallon tropical
29-gallon with two goldies, Carrot and Orangehead
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Old 12-03-2004, 08:22 PM   #6
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look at my Sig.

I have about the same amount of fish and have no problems at all.

These are all pretty small fish so your bio-load wont be maxed out.
If you have good filtration you will be fine
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