Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-07-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 9
My First Reef Tank

Hi i am setting up my first reef tank which is 116 gallons (450 litres). I was wondering what sort of fish/ corals you would reccomend for a beginner and how many fish i could have.
__________________

__________________
Nickotopolous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thominil's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: In the middle of the corn....
Posts: 2,773
Clowns are very good beginner fish IMO. They are very hardy too. Also, look into PJ cardinals, they are hardy. Need to be kept in odd numbers of 3 or more. Look at gobys, blennys, firefish, chalk bass, tangs, chromis, and anthias.
__________________

__________________
~Thom
Any questions? Feel free to PM me.
Hitchhikers on live rock? http://www.xtalworld.com/Aquarium/hitchfaq.htm
Like someone's post? Show some appreciation with the reputation button!
thominil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 11:26 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by thominil View Post
Clowns are very good beginner fish IMO. They are very hardy too. Also, look into PJ cardinals, they are hardy. Need to be kept in odd numbers of 3 or more. Look at gobys, blennys, firefish, chalk bass, tangs, chromis, and anthias.
Would a regal tang be alright? also how many fish do u reccomend i keeP?
__________________
Nickotopolous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 11:31 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thominil's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: In the middle of the corn....
Posts: 2,773
Never really looked at regals before, I was hinting more towards the kole tang as I have found that they are hardy from what I have read. The number of fish you keep depends on the temperment, size, and bioload of each fish. Put together a stock list and we can help you add fish to the list and tell you what fish need to be scratched from the list and what needs to be added when.

Just tossing up ideas in my previous post.
__________________
~Thom
Any questions? Feel free to PM me.
Hitchhikers on live rock? http://www.xtalworld.com/Aquarium/hitchfaq.htm
Like someone's post? Show some appreciation with the reputation button!
thominil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
The hippo tang would be OK for that size tank but they are sort of an ick magnet. I would maybe try the yellow or yellow eyed kole tang to start with. Those are much more hardier. A goby and maybe a blenny. Let me tell you what rule number 1 is. Before you bring a fish home make sure you see it eat first. Many a person has brought a fish home and it would not eat prepared foods and it would starve to death.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2009, 07:24 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
divedeep1689's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: phenix city alabama
Posts: 1,061
Send a message via AIM to divedeep1689
remember everyone on here loves pics of a tank build
__________________
special thanks to melosu58 , roka , thincat,CaptainAhab (and many more who i will list later as i find thier names so i can spell them lol ) for i would not have the tank or the knowledge i have about my tank if not for them.
divedeep1689 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2009, 07:34 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
jessicasmarine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MCRD PI, SC
Posts: 660
I dont think anyone else has mentioned it, but good choice starting big, youve already improved your chances.
And remember to go slow on stocking
__________________
-Zack
I blame Craig AND his stupid List.
jessicasmarine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2009, 07:37 PM   #8
Fish R friends, not food!
 
spoonman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,720
Welcome to AA! Like Dive said. Dont forget to document with pictures!
spoonman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2009, 08:20 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 288
Welcome to AA. I just purchased a Yellow and Kole tang today. Best of luck on your first SW tank!
__________________
Caige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2009, 09:56 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
MarineFlake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Memphis, Tn
Posts: 816
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickotopolous View Post
Would a regal tang be alright? also how many fish do u reccomend i keeP?
Not for a beginner, as a matter of advice.
__________________

__________________
To fail to plan is to plan to fail.
MarineFlake is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
reef, reef tank, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More tank inhabitants of my 125 g reef tank Acronuts Show Off/Photography 0 12-04-2008 12:42 AM
Tank on way help 75 g reef GhostKnife Saltwater Reef Aquaria 17 11-18-2008 10:42 PM
for a reef tank... ozorowsky Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 10-06-2006 01:09 AM
reef tank! sHistA Saltwater Reef Aquaria 26 09-28-2005 09:46 PM
reef crystals vs. instant ocean for reef tank gatr_head Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 05-19-2005 11:50 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.