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Old 11-16-2011, 10:18 AM   #901
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NOOOO!!!!! Think about the sps... And the Lps waving in the current... And the tangs speeding thru the rock work....
It would be fowlr. Can't afford the lights for corals on a 6' long tank
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It would be fowlr. Can't afford the lights for corals on a 6' long tank
Darn tootin. My bad I forgot:0
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Mine aren't really aggressive either, a little high strung sometimes but overall very sociable. I have some that chase each other but again like you said, they usually only do it for a short time and then go back to the normal behavior.

How long have you had the cichlids? Are you guys not really attached to them? Are you going to just bring them to the lfs for credit or actually rehome them ?
We have some 4.5 inchers that where 2" when we got them.

Attached? Kinda, that's why it's been a back and forth for me at least.

May try to get a store credit Carey. Believe it or not I don't have many friends otherwise I would give the cichlids to them.
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Brent, do you feed him daily? Every other? What do you feed your tusk? And how often? If/when we do the 125 idea for sure the tusk.

No triggers are on the list. Oddly only 1 tang if that

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I'm sure this is down the line if at all so maybe by then you will have your purple tang If u don't mind keeping us updated on how he acts with your tank

Oh and the two bags of pods+ from reefcleaners has done a wonderful job of seeding the tank. I can see some on the glass. Some days more than others. I also now have a hermit in a snail shell. He spent the better part of a week eating the snail.
Not a problem. I will have multiple tangs though. If you are only doing one tang you have nothing to worry about. The purple is only supposed to be aggressive towards other tangs with the same body shape such as the sail-fin, yellow and the desjardini. But of course, if they are added at the same time you should be fine. I had a small issue when i added the yellow and the sail-fin at the time- but now they school together. It all depends on the temperament. Also- you said it was a fish only or fowlr? Because tangs need caves to hide in.
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I have to agree about the cichlids. I love them in my 125. I'm actually considering setting up my 54 gallon for some yellow labs, ace I and red zebras. We will see though. I still need to get my other 125 in from the garage and get it cycling. Anyone wanna help lol
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I have a purple tang, and she gets along with everyone. The only other tang I have in there is a naso tang and they get along great, as a matter of fact they swim all around together and seem like friends.
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I have a purple tang, and she gets along with everyone. The only other tang I have in there is a naso tang and they get along great, as a matter of fact they swim all around together and seem like friends.
Different body shapes and colors. Get along most of the time
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Brent, do you feed him daily? Every other? What do you feed your tusk? And how often? If/when we do the 125 idea for sure the tusk.

No triggers are on the list. Oddly only 1 tang if that


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I'm sure this is down the line if at all so maybe by then you will have your purple tang If u don't mind keeping us updated on how he acts with your tank

Oh and the two bags of pods+ from reefcleaners has done a wonderful job of seeding the tank. I can see some on the glass. Some days more than others. I also now have a hermit in a snail shell. He spent the better part of a week eating the snail.

sorry so late of a response, water main busted overnight in our basement but in reference to the lionfish, hes fed on a need to basis, since they are "gulpers" their bellies tend to swell up after eating, so i simply feed, then wait for his belly to deflate...usually translates to roughly 2 feedings a week, maybe 3 if hes especially hungry. the tusk is fed the same garlic pellets as the others, although it took a few days and mysis shrimp to convince him to eat after purchase. i feed him 5-6 pellets a day. yes probably a bit much for a 2 inch juvenile but he eats every one and im trying to fattened him up for growth i know youre attached to your cichlids but once you switch your 125 over to salt you wont regret it. just the sheer choice of fish that you have with a 125 will be exciting... let alone the sight of a coralline filled tank ok off to build a turf-scrubber now
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How does a turf scrubber work? I skimmed an article but remained clueless
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I have a purple tang, and she gets along with everyone. The only other tang I have in there is a naso tang and they get along great, as a matter of fact they swim all around together and seem like friends.
So long as they don't look like eachother and diff colors?


A powder blue tang was a maybe too
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