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Old 11-16-2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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Stocking list help

I am sure you guys get this question alot, but I could use the help as I do my research. I really want to make sure I do this right. My wife also wants a say since she says she has to look at the tank too. **** women...just kidding

I am doing a 180g FOWLR tank with about 350 lbs of lr and base rock. I will also have a big clean up crew that I will be getting from liveaquaria.com which includes star fish, crabs, snails, cucumbers and a few other goodies.

Here are the fish I am considering. Note that I do not plan on getting all of these. I am not crazy The one I want the most is the Volitan Red Lionfish. I am looking for advice for the others.

Powder Blue Tang
Kole Tang
Orange Shoulder Tang
Blue/Royal Tang
Bicolor Foxface
Flame Angel
Gray/Black Angel
Xanthurus Cream Angel
Yellow Stripe Maroon Clownfish

I am assuming that only one tang and angel will work in the tank, so I was thinking the lionfish, one angel, one tang, clownfish and the foxface...would that work. I want as many fish as possible, but abiding by the 1 adult inch per 3-5g rule and having as much different colors as possible.

Thanks in advance

P.S. Any fish that I didn't mention that people have a fondness of and recommend would be helpful as well. I've looked at a number of websites in compiling this list but I am sure I missed a few.

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Old 11-16-2006, 11:34 PM   #2
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i am in the same process as you are right now. i am setting up an agressive tank including a sunset wrasse large angle and clown. i am very fond of lionfish as well, however they are aggressive and will eat anything that fits in their mouths including most of your clean up crew. to solve this problem i will be running a refugium and putting my clean up crew in that. this solves the problem of them getting eaten with out having to sacrafice on the fish.

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Old 11-16-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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I read on one of the fish list sites that that specific lionfish does not eat inverts. If they do, I will have to consider removing them from the list. I like the idea of having the crew crawling all over the tank. So now I have to reevaluate things. Probably makes the wife happy. She hates the lionfish. She likes fish looking fish...whatever that means.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:41 PM   #4
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well I would (personally) want a yellow tang, and in a tank that big, I think you could do 2 diff. types of tangs if you introduce them symutaniously, and prob. two angels, and maybe some dasmels as well... and the marron is rather aggressive.....
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Powder Blue tangs are ick magnets. They will find a way to get ick if its there. It does not have to be your tank. Maybe even the LFS. I have a yellow stripe Maroon and they are a good addition in that size tank.


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