A LONG LONG post, sorry! But thanks to everyone who reads and if you have any comments please feel free to post! I love thread interaction! lol
Updates and Observations
The five fish in the tank are all doing very well still. The butterfly is gonna get fat cause that fish eats anything and everything. I even got her to eat pellets today. The only fish that didn't take pellets was the squirrel fish, but I didn't expect him to. Unexpected behavior from my sixline, he seems very very aggressive. is this normal? he is going after my new hermits and the other wrasse here and there.....
I got my reefs2go order this afternoon. I ordered 20 nerites and 20 hermits for this tank and got 4 frags of zooas (3 were a replacement for a crappy order i got last week). The snails and hermits all arrived alive and are getting their places in the tank. The corals are another story. :-( I was going to make a thread about it but I'll just mention it here since they are a sponsor. The frags were terrible. I got 4 frags that were supposed to be 5 polyps each for a total of 20 polyps, I have maybe 6 polyps that look viable. Last week I got 5 frags and of a total of 25 polyps maybe 5 were good. I gave them 2 chances and lets just say I won't be ordering any more coral from them. CUC maybe, but not corals.
ALSO, been thinking and researching the rest of the stocking for this tank. I know I wasn't going to put a tang in it but I think I have to now. Just saw this guy, he's out of stock but I'm on the email list for one.
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: White Tail Bristletooth Tang, Ctenochaetus flavicauda
he is awesome! Like a chevron tang but i can have it in a 90g! lol
Since I want the tang i will drop the goatfish and hogfish that i was going to stock.
Instead I will get: ( I know it sounds like a lot of wrasses, its a goal may not get them all)
red Coris Wrasse
Also want to add a midas blenny and a diamond goby when the time comes that my sandbed is good enough to support him. Also want to get a chocolate chip starfish soon, I really want one!
I still have the corals from my 20g rimless in this 90g, they were doing so poorly and now under the ATI's and a decent fixture they are doing so much better. Just watching for any coral nipping since some of my fish arent supposed to be coral safe.
Thats all! Finally done typing and youre done reading! LOL
Any and all input or critique is welcome!
Also, been testing daily and no ammonia or nitrites. Just about 5-10 trates steady. pretty sure the water didn't kill the angel, will be testing more and watching closely.