Hi all! I am new to the board and have been lurking and learning a lot lately. I've just finished (or think I've finished) the nitrogen cycle on my first saltwater tank. It's a 55g tank with 76lbs LR
. I upgraded lighting to the JBJ Formosa 4*65 in hopes of gaining the ability to raise some soft coral. However, I have a dilemma. I'm on the fence about going FOWLR
adding a couple of clowns, a Yellow tang and Picasso Trigger, or not adding the trigger and doing the soft corals. Any suggestions?? Can I raise corals at all with my current lighting?
If I do decide to go FOWLR
with the trigger, what order should I add the fish? I've read (The Conscientious Marine Aquarist by Fenner) that the tang would go first to help with controlling algae. But, taking to folks at the LFS
, the tang should be added last or at the same time as the trigger because it is so territorial. Which resource is more correct?
Thanks! And here is a picture of my tank...