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Old 10-02-2011, 12:05 AM   #1
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Stocking help? What would you want in a big tank?

In a week or two I'll be getting a 125g tank and start my first ever saltwater aquarium! I'm pretty excited. I'm experienced with freshwater, but I'm pretty clueless when it comes to stocking a SW tank. I'm so used to knowing which fish are compatible and which fish are right for the tank size!
So! How about some suggestions? You could give me what you'd do in a 125 if you had one empty right now, or suggest what you'd think would be best for a SW beginner.
The tank is going to go in our living room, and my mom wants "colorful" fish. :>

I have no definite plans for it, although it will likely be FOWLR,
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Chevron tang or kole tang
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I wished you had your tank up and running I have a lemonpeel that would love a nice new home. It would do best with larger fish since it is an angel with the devils attitude.

I would go with a sailfin tang they are so pretty to me and graceful.
A rabbitfish of some sort maybe a foxface.
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Blue hippo tang or ocellaris clownfish or maybe a royal gramma (I like Nemo-themed tanks )
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #6
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Are you going for a peaceful tank...or a semi-aggressive/predator tank?

You could definitely look at some triggers, groupers, wrasses, dottybacks and puffers. They are all semi-aggressive carnivores (very colorful) that are probably much easier to keep than tangs. But tangs are awesome too, they're just high maintenance
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Certainly some kind of Tang(s). I love the Zebrasoma species!
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Probably going to go for a semi-aggressive tank. That's usually what I go for in freshwater and they have a ton of personality.
Lemonpeel are such pretty angelfish! Trust me, I wish I had it up and running now too.
I love triggers, they're probably my favorite SW fish at the moment. I'm definitely planning on one.
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Triggers are aggressive more so than semi aggressive.
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I was thinking maybe a humu trigger since I've heard they aren't as aggressive as other triggers.
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