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Old 01-20-2004, 07:41 PM   #1
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Need help choosing new fish.

Hi all,
I am about ready to add something new to my 75 gal. Here are the specs and inhabitants:
90lbs Live rock
1 hippo tang
2 false percs
1 royal gramma
1 cleaner shrimp
1 camel shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
feather dusters
mushroom corals
Turbo snails
I lost track of blue and red hermits....maybe 25-35 or so

This tank has been up and running, nearly flawlessly, for about 8 months. Everything is in great health and all seem happy. I plan on making this a full blown reef over the next 6 months or so. I do not have a giant population of pods so despite the fact that I desperately want a mandarin I can't have one. I was thinking of adding a few chromis to give the schooling affect. I am not particularly crazy about them, but they are pretty nice fish. I am looking for something that won't get too big as I would like to keep the bioload on the conservative side. I am thinking a number of small fish give it the nice busy reef appearance without putting too much stress on the biological filter.
So I will leave it in the hands of the fine people at aquarium advice...maybe I'll tally up the suggestions and winner gets a spot in my tank...hahaha...thanks all.

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Old 01-20-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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1 hippo tang
2 false percs
1 royal gramma
I personally think that is enough fish for a 75g tank, but you might look at something that is a bottom dweller ie; watchman gobie, scooter blenny etc...Or maybe an inactive fish like a hawkfish.


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IMO Green Chromis are a good choice. I recently added 5 in my 75gal and they basically function as one schooling throughout the tank. Under the right lighting they have some interesting blue green color. Since they are small and will only get 2-3" I equate them to 1 larger fish. They are nice if you want some movement in the tank.

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Thats what I was thinking as far as the Chromis were concerned. I think perhaps I will get my refugium underway in order to add the extra water volume. That should allow me to make a few small additions without putting the bioload under too much stress.
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