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Old 02-16-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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So I just joined this forum and I have a few questions, i have a 75 gallon fish only saltwater tank, I have an emperor 400 with established bio- wheels and a fluval 306 canister filter along with an eshopps hang on back protein skimmer, the tank has been up for almost a year now. I use ro water and test water parameters three times a week with a 20 gallon water change every week along with cleaning the filters. I was wondering if you guys new of any good butterfly fish or small angel fish that I could add to my tank. I have live rock along with some decorations. But my main concern is I want the new fish to get along with the fish I have in the tank. This is my first saltwater tank so I would like one that doesn't require special care. The fish I have in the tank now are as follows: 1 diamond watchman goby, 2 goby fire fish , 1 purple dotty back, 1 algae Benny, 1 yellow eyed kole tang, 3 blue damsels females, and 5 blue/ green reef chromis. I'm looking for suggestions?

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Id say you have enought fish for a 75.

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No offense intended at all, but you may have scared some advisors at "bio-wheel" and "canister." Best luck to you☺️
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You already have to many fish for that size tank
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:30 PM   #5
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No more fish but how about some inverts
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I also think you may be at your fish limit for a 75g. If you were to get another one I would go with one fish that isnt too too big. The filtration is fine in my eyes, it has been stable for a year so its probably ok with adding some more bioload.
But if you do add something else just be extra cautious and keep an eye on the parameters.
I only say one more fish since a couple of the existing fish are pretty small and dont really take up tank space. As for a suggestion on fish, well I dont know. lol
You have a nice mix now of sand dwellers and cave dwellers and a good amount of swimmy fish like the chromis.
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I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:55 AM   #7
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Thank you all for the suggestions and on the inverts I am hoping to do those when I get more live rock. I'm planning on building a nice huge arch and some caves out of rock. But I was wondering if I would need to put a power head behind them in the back of the tank so that the algae doesn't build up to bad. The tank has good flow at the moment.

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