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Old 12-25-2011, 01:56 AM   #651
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Wasn't very productive as far as getting the sand and rock in today. :-(

But I've tweaked my stocking list and have my first order of fish ready to go as soon as the tank is ready. It will be the following four fish. I choose based on purchase size and temperment

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Orange Butterflyfish

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Lemonpeel Angelfish

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Two-line Monocle Bream

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Bicolor Goatfish

What do you think? I believe that the 75lbs of live rock should be good for this initial stocking. Probably won't add any more fish for a couple weeks.

The rest of my stocking list will be a flame hawk and mostly small wrasses.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:20 AM   #652
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Wasn't very productive as far as getting the sand and rock in today. :-(

But I've tweaked my stocking list and have my first order of fish ready to go as soon as the tank is ready. It will be the following four fish. I choose based on purchase size and temperment

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Orange Butterflyfish

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Lemonpeel Angelfish

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Two-line Monocle Bream

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Bicolor Goatfish

What do you think? I believe that the 75lbs of live rock should be good for this initial stocking. Probably won't add any more fish for a couple weeks.

The rest of my stocking list will be a flame hawk and mostly small wrasses.
How long are you going to wait before adding the fish?
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:23 AM   #653
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sounds good to me. im interested how the goatfish goes.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:27 AM   #654
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i figure I'll have the tank filled with rock and the sand will be settled by Tuesday or so. I wasn't sure if i was going to dose the tank with ammonia beforehand or not, I'm pretty confident the tank will be able to take it.

I have those four fish in my shopping cart on live aquaria so once it's all settled I can just hit order.
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are they going straight to the dt or qt?
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These first four straight in the tank. I want the angle and butterfly to be as stress free as possible and I can monitor them in the 90g.
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FINALLY! I have some rock in the tank. About 70lbs or so from the 125g. It's all just helter skelter in the tank and I still have to add the sand. Hopefully will have some pictures to post tomorrow.

Anyone see anything wrong with my proposed first fish?
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FINALLY! I have some rock in the tank. About 70lbs or so from the 125g. It's all just helter skelter in the tank and I still have to add the sand. Hopefully will have some pictures to post tomorrow.

Anyone see anything wrong with my proposed first fish?
Awesome! I can't wait for the cycle to be completed! I will enjoy the pictures tomorrow!
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Here is the mess of rock in the 90g. LOL I used some pretty large pieces so it doesnt look like much. hehe....It does have alot of purple and pink coralline on it so hopefully it will spread a bit. Hoping to get some base rock in today as well as the sand.

I'm not sure if i want to dose the tank with ammonia or not, seems a bunch of snails and crabs hitched a ride over to the 90g from the 125g. I also moved a large rock that unfortunately has some Xenia on it, so I guess the 90g will have some coral. lol Since i don't have any sand I can also see all the pods that came over from the rock. Nice big fat juicy ones! hehe

If I get everything in the tank today I figure it will take about 2 days for all the sand to settle so it will be too late to order any fishies for this week. But I'm hopeful about getting some more life in the tank next week.

Also looks like I finally sold the 55g setup so I will be picking up some new cheap ebay lights for the tank. Gonna get the ones with a timer too so I don't have to mess with the strip timers, HATE those things.

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Looks good Carey.
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