Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-02-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: May 2005
Location: California
Posts: 27
Newbie Fish List?

Im new to the saltwater hobbie. My tank is done cycling for a while now currently i have a clean up crew in there snails and hermits with 2 cleaner shrimps, an emerald crab and a couple of zoathids frags. I cant wait to add fishes Heres my list let me know if its compatible or not.

Clownfish x2, Mandarin dragonet, Bangaii cardinal, Jawfish, Bi color goby, Purple Fire Fish, Yellow Watchman w/pistol shrimp, Blue Tang, Yellow Tang

I only have a 70 gal tank w/ 70lb of LR is this too much livestock? I also heard the tangs can get big and aggressive espically the yellow tang. Im planning on getting the tangs very small and adding them last. Any comments will be greatly appreciated thanks. :P

EG617 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
lando's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Welcome to AquariumAdvoce.com!!!
I would Pick one of the two tangs, as a 70gal would be a bit tight for two. It could be accomplished if they were both small, but you may run into problmes eventually. I would add the yellow tang last, it iis the most agressive. Skip the dragonet, at least for now. They have a very specific diet and rely soles on pods from the LR to eat. Most just starve to death in an aquarium. You need a very mature/established tank with over 100lbs of LR and a sump/fuge in order to keep these long-term. Everything else looks okay. The hard part is adding things slowly. You should add a fish and wait 4-6 weeks before adding another one. In a new tank you need t let the natual biological filter catch up with the increase bioload. Adding livestock slowly is one of the keys to success. If you are new to the hobby I strongly recommend you get a good book on SW tanks. I like "The Conscientious Marine Aquarist" by Robert Fenner. Best of luck in the start up and remember to keep stopping by AA!

Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2005, 09:47 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 145
Id just get the yellow tang, blues get 12 inches and probably would not fit in your smaller 70 gallon tank.
fishfirst is offline   Reply With Quote

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
my list of newbie questions. please answer dropped Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 06-22-2004 08:02 PM
fish list pufferman Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 02-18-2004 05:08 PM
Fish extinction list .....THE RED LIST Scottw68TN Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 17 11-20-2003 10:38 AM
a list of fish, i need some help with e-cat Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 09-05-2003 10:12 PM
newbie wish list luvmyfishies Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 08-24-2003 03:23 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.