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Old 05-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Stock list for 75 gallon?

How is my stock list? My tank has just finished cycling and I'm going to add my first fish within a week or two! Please tell me if I'm overstocked or not and if I will run into any problems at all. This is a 75 gallon going to be reef with a 20 gallon sump and protein skimmer
1 Bristletooth Tomini Tang
2 Picasso or snowflake clowns(haven't decided)
2 diamond gobies
1 blue velvet damsel
Hopefully , eventually a copper banded butterfly
And maybe a couple more fish if I still have room?
Please tell me if anything will not work or give me ideas for a couple more fish if I still have room
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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Make sure you have an established sand bed before getting the gobys, they are sand sifters. Also, beware of the butterfly! I hate damsels and a school of chromis woul look much cooler IMO
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Yeah, is there any way to get the sand bed where they would want it? I don't wanna put them in there if their not going to be happy and yeah i have read alot of bad things about the copper banded but they are the reason I got into saltwater so Ive gotta take my chances haha
And yeah I just don't really like the blue/green chromis that almost everyone seems to have...alot of people like them but I don't see why
Maybe if I found a different type of chromis that appealed to me more?
An I know what you mean by hating the damsels they are notorious for being bullies! But I already have this blue velvet in my 20 gallon, I know it is to small for hi so I'm moving him into the 75 but he never bothers any of my other fish he's a nice one haha
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Haha i would go with differant gobys! IMO dimond gobys are not very cool...

I think there is blue reef chromis that look awesome! They are an electric blue color
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Get a scoop of sand from an established tank. This will help it get going faster.
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Haha i would go with differant gobys! IMO dimond gobys are not very cool...

I think there is blue reef chromis that look awesome! They are an electric blue color
You don't like diamond gobys?? I love their orange spots and their blue spots by their jaw and I love watching them sift through the sand, which goby would you prefer that could pair up with a pistol shrimp?
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Get a scoop of sand from an established tank. This will help it get going faster.
Yeah that's a good idea, I might get some out of my 20 gallon
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Orange stripe prawn gobys are my favorite. So simple, but very cool. I also like blue spotted watchmans
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Haha I'll look at all the gobys and decide from there later on, but what about a clean up crew?
How many hermits and how many snails?
I bought 6 of each the other day just to add some movement but I'm wondering how many more I will need
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Ya know, in my opinion a clean up crew isnt necessary, but that are fun to have sometimes! I personally have like 4 snails and 3 hermits... Lol

Not sure how many you would need in a 75 g... Maybe look at reef cleaners
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