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Old 05-13-2013, 03:52 AM   #1
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Reef Safe Fish.

I have a 55 FOWLR tank, that I will be upgrading to a 125g tank in the next upcoming weeks.. I've tried to stick with fish that are considered reef safe, so I can do some corals in my 125. As of right now, I have a pair of clowns, a mandarin goby, a six line wrasse, & a watchman goby/pistol shrimp pair. I also have a few peppermint shrimp, & emerald crabs, & snails.. What would be a few good additions once I set up the 125, it will have a 55 gallon sump. I've been looking into a yellow angelfish, & a hippo tang. If those are going to be possible? Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:22 AM   #2
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You can try a coral beauty I believe there reef safe and or a tang
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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I am possibly going to try a hippo tang, & I didn't think Coral Beauties were reef safe?
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Hippo tangs need a mininum of 180 gallons. I learned that the hard way. Yellow tang needs a hundred mininum, id go with that
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #5
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How'd you learn the hard way? I've read a 125 (6foot) is a good size for Hippo, & that they grow slowly. I've also read up that yellow tangs can be quite aggressive, with the barb on their tail.
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Yellow tangs are usually only aggresive toward their own kind. Flame angels and coral beauties can be kept with caution. I had a flame and he never bothered anything but each fish is different. Lamarck angel can be kept in a reef tank and they are quite stunning.
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go to the liveaquaria site for tangs and select min tank size to 125 gal. There are some awesome looking fish, including powder Blue and Brown (my fav), Whitetail Bristletooth, Whitecheek, etc. You'd be amazed at the selection available, and that is just at 1 website.
Putting a fish in a tank where it will barely be able to turn around, without rocks in there, won't lead to a healthy tank.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...num=1&count=17
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Blue tang known as the king of ich. I had him in my 30 gallon. Talk about me being a noob lol. I figure it was worth a shot since i paid ten bucks for him. Now my other fish looks like they are getting ich too. Im doing water changes daily to boost their immune system. I dont think you would like that either. So far im making progress but it will take daily water changes for me to fight it.
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I would have a QT tank, If I got a hippo tang id also get a few Neon Gobies.
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What would be a few good additions once I set up the 125, it will have a 55 gallon sump. I've been looking into a yellow angelfish, & a hippo tang. If those are going to be possible? Thanks!
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