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Old 01-15-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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**FIRST** I am planning on setting up a 30G Bow Front and possibly a 75G Bow Front Saltwater Tank. I will probably start with the 30G and see how I do with that one. I have always had Freshwater fish but have always wanted Saltwater.

- What all would I need to get my tank set up and filled with water? I already have the tanks but that is it other then my freshwater accessories.

- What are some good choices for fish/inverts. I know some that I am interested in but would like some advice on my choices. I realize I could not get all of these fish, but they are the ones that I would like to choose from. My favourites are:

Coral Beaty Angelfish,
Flame Angelfish,
Peppermint Angelfish,
Lemon Peel Angelfish,
Blue Hippo Tang,
Clown Fish,
Lightning Maroon Clown Fish,
Longnose Butterfly,
Mandarine Dragonet,
Sixline Wrasse,
Snowflake Eel,
Yellowhead Jawfish,
Blue Spotted Jawfish,
Yellow Watchman Goby,
Blue Damsel,
Green Chromis,
Fairy/Royal Gramma Basslet,
Orchid Dottyback,
Saddle Valentini Puffer,
Black Cap Basslet,
Starfish,
Seahorse,
Anemones

And I'm open to more ideas as well if something is a great choice.

I would like to have some corals too but am not sure which ones would be best with what fish.

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Old 01-15-2015, 10:19 PM   #2
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Well most of those won't fit in a 30 but just look up the peppermint angelfish and lightning maroon prices for me...tell me if you still want one :p.

Here's a list of what would work (not all though)
The basslets, ocellaris or perculas clowns, dottyback, jawfish (need a top), gobies, blennies, cardinals, chromis, sixline wrasse, possum wrasse


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Well most of those won't fit in a 30 but just look up the peppermint angelfish and lightning maroon prices for me...tell me if you still want one :p.

Here's a list of what would work (not all though)
The basslets, ocellaris or perculas clowns, dottyback, jawfish (need a top), gobies, blennies, cardinals, chromis, sixline wrasse, possum wrasse


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+1 that's a pretty good rundown.
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I would start with the 75g if I was you, it will be easier


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The 30g will be too limiting based on your likes, so I would start with a 75g. That allows the addition of dwarf angels and bristletooth tangs and some other fish that would not work in a smaller tank. Starting with a smaller tank "to see how it does" will probably waste time and money. If the 30 does well, then so would a 75. A 75g is easier to keep constant, which is what saltwater fish need.


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The 30g will be too limiting based on your likes, so I would start with a 75g. That allows the addition of dwarf angels and bristletooth tangs and some other fish that would not work in a smaller tank. Starting with a smaller tank "to see how it does" will probably waste time and money. If the 30 does well, then so would a 75. A 75g is easier to keep constant, which is what saltwater fish need.


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+1 I wish I went bigger with my tanks. Now I have a bunch of small ones when I probably could have had one big one with all the money I've spent.

Bigger is always better especially for the stock you like
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Thanks for all the advice everyone. I think I'll end up doing the 75G instead now. Lol. Can't wait to get started.


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Still want a peppermint angel or lightning maroon??? :p


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I still want them but I don't want to pay the price 😋 I went and checked some prices today. Maybe just a maroon clown instead and stick with some other Angels. I love the dwarf Angelfish


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I still want them but I don't want to pay the price 😋 I went and checked some prices today. Maybe just a maroon clown instead and stick with some other Angels. I love the dwarf Angelfish


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The dwarf angels are awesome, I had a coral beauty for a while. Just remember though, they are territorial and a tank that size can really only have one angel.
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