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Old 10-28-2005, 09:45 PM   #1
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Stocking my 55g

I am in the process of stocking my 55g tank. First, I will start out with a FOWLR and then graduate to a reef tank. Here is the list:

Fish I really want to have:
Antennata lionfish
yellow tang
snowflake eel

Fish that I plan to have:

3 spotted cardinalfish
3 banggai cardinalfish
1 leaf scorpionfish
3 emerald crabs
10 red leg hermit

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Old 10-29-2005, 10:14 AM   #2
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Welcome to AA! I am not sure what you want us to do here...critique your list? If so, the fish you 'really want' to have make your tank a full one. You could add the crabs, they may/may not survive the eel. There would really not be enough room to add the cardinals, nor the scorpion.

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Old 10-29-2005, 11:03 AM   #3
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I agree with Hara. Tht is a pretty packed tank. I am also afraid your cardinals would eventually become lunch for your lion. With that stocking list you are going to have trouble keeping any small fish or mobile inverts.
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We did this one before, just this week:
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Old 10-29-2005, 03:17 PM   #5
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Why don't you go with a nice community tank if you're planning on making a reef tank. There are alot of cool fish that are not aggresive preditors. Scorpion fish really belong is larger systems. Same with lion fish and eels.
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I agree also that you`re creating a predator tank and some of those just wont survive.

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