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Old 06-16-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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so i thought i would go into a good detail on what i plan on stocking my 60 with and was looking for some input.

Fish: 1 diamond goby, 2 fals perc clownfish, 2 fire fish goby,2 green chromis, and one large main fish(need help on this maybe a kole tang??)

Inverts: 1 blue linekia starfish, 1 coral banded shrimp, 1 turbo snail, 11 nassarius snails, 2 blue hermit crabs.

coral: assorted mushrooms, torch coral, 2 clams, green tip hammer coral, brain coral, button polyps, zoas, 1 feather duster, 1 kenya tree, 1 frogspawn coral.

i have done allot of research in making this list and i hope everything is ok. here is some info on my tank. its 60 gal,(48"l x 13"w x 24"h). sand bed is 2 1/2in deep with a mix of all sizes of sand. lights are 48" nova extreme 8 bulb fixture. 3 10000k 3 blue bulbs. 2 red color enhancing bulbs. overflow and sump. around 70-80lbs of live rock.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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I think a 60g is to small for any of the tangs I may be wrong 
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:05 PM   #4
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Well the thing about the kole tang is they only get about 5" in length from what I. Have read unlike others that get to be 9 - 12". Since the tank is 4feet long I thought it would be ok and have plenty of swimming room for the kole tang.
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That really is pushing it. A stressed tang can often get ich and die. There are other fish you could showcase, including many of the ~5" fairy wrasses, flame angels, and so on. A kole in a 4 foot tank would be a bit cramped.

Some of the angels on this page are usually reef safe and fit in a 60 gallon. You could have a few of them if you chose dissimilar species. http://liveaquaria.com/product/aquar...es.cfm?c=15+16
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That was my second option. A coral beauty angel fish. Its hard to pick one that is reef safe when they get older. Any input on a foxface rabit fish or a butterfly fish? I heard mixed things and tank requirements for them.
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Pretty much all butterfly fish are not reef safe. Look at the fairy wrasses, a lot of them look pretty amazing. And a foxface would be sort of cramped in a 60. If you plan on upgrading to a 90+ you could buy something small and have a few years before it would need a bigger tank.
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Ok thanks for the info. I have decided on three possible fish... A red striped dwarf angelfish. Flame angelfish. Or a Lemmon peal angelfish. I see that they are reef safe with caution...I do plan on having a reef but not really any stony corals(that is what the website said they will pick at)
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The bicolor angelfish on that same page looks amazing. I may have to get one when I upgrade to a 55, so long as it proves reef safe :P
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I def do like the bi colored angel. I'm thinking in two weeks picking up the two fire fish gobys and the coral banded shrimp. The last fish I am going to add is my main fish man I'm excited to get them all in the tank. I'm also contemplating getting another 30 ish lbs of rock.
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