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Old 01-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #11
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #12
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In terms of looking for a CUC and size, check out reefcleaners.com. A great site. I've ordered a couple sets off of him, always quite numerous..
I checked it out.. Very cool. Would you still do a couple shrimp in addition to all the hermit crabs and snails?
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #13
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Im not to good with the fish combinations but I'll create o stock list and see if you like it.

1 yellow tang
1 watchmen goby
1 dwarf angel
2 false perc clowns
And maybe 1 smaller fish.
As far as the dwarf angel, could you put a Flame angel in the the tank too? Or would they not get along?
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:14 PM   #14
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Only one angel per tank at this size and also do not add any tangs. A yellow tang needs a 6' 125 gallon minimum. The only CUC that I believe to be absolutely needed is nassarius snails. They are tiny but have a huge appetite and also stir your sand very well.
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A yellow tang does not need 125 gals what do you mean they are recommended 55+
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:43 PM   #16
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Flame Angels are dwarfs, so if the question is can you put one in, yes. 55 is a little smaller than recommended, but not that bad. Two in that size tank would not work. The Yellow Tang is a bad idea. They need much more room (most experienced aquarists suggest a 6' tank and the least I've seen online is 60-75g). I think that works for something like a Kole Tang or Tomini, but not a Yellow. The Kole or Tomini are usually fine in a 70+...I'm not sure about footprints between 55 and 75g off the top of my head, but I'm guessing it might be close enough.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:13 PM   #17
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A 75 has 50% more footprint then a 55 so it is a pretty big difference. No tang should be kept in a 55 although many people do it and in even smaller tanks. Just because it has been done though doesn't make it right. The whole point to the hobby is to keep HAPPY, healthy specimens which how would you feel if you were swimming miles up and down a reef and one day a diver plucks you out the ocean just to throw you in a 55 gallon tank. Its just not right but no one can stop you from doing it. I'm just passing on my knowledge which is all any of us can do. The rest is left to the hobbyist to decide.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:55 PM   #18
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I don't want anything that's going to be crowded and not have the right amt if space. A book I have for saltwater fish gives an example for a 55g of 2 yellow assessors, 2 pajama cardinal fish, 1 golden wrasse, and 1 falco's hawkish..
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That seems reasonable to me. Hawk fish can be a little testy at times (at least the ones I had), but they are also really interesting fish.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:45 PM   #20
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However, I'd love to have some sort of angel
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