and I could use some long-range fish-pickin' advice. My QT
has finally cycled (took a month with 5 lbs of LR
) and if my readings stay at zero for a few more days I'm ready to add my first fishie. The excitement is palpable. Anyway, if anyone has comments or suggestions on this fish list, I would really appreciate it. It's very tentative; I'm not even sure of the availability of some of these.
75 gallon AGA with 30 gallon sump/'fuge.
Goals: start easy with FOWLR
, move into easy reefy stuff later. With that in mind, would like to get all reef-friendly fish who ideally will not eat or torture each other.
How does this sound?
1 royal gramma
1 coral beauty
1 or a pair of tank-raised percs, false or true (is one better than the other?)
1 fairy wrasse or flasher wrasse
1 midas blenny or blackray shrimp goby
1 regal tang (maybe, if things are going well much later)
The coral beauty and tang would go in last, but what first? Anything on this list asking for trouble? I've looked at a bunch of books, but they don't always agree on how aggressive, reef-compatible, etc, the various fish are. And would this max out my load, do you think? I know questions like this get dull for those of you who've been at it a while and I sure do appreciate that so many of you take the time to offer your experience.
tank with 29-gallon sump
2x Maxijet powerheads
Mag drive 9 return
Coralife 4x65 Lunar Aqualight
120 lbs rock from liverocks.com
1 peppermint shrimp and 1 fire shrimp (very shy)
2 black Ocellaris, Squish and Smudge
3 chromis, too identical to name as yet, in QT
29-gallon with two goldies, Carrot and Orangehead