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Old 12-16-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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Freshwater Predator or Saltwater

I'm asking for a 60+ gal tank for Christmas and im unsure if I should start a saltwater or a freshwater predator tank.
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The most spectacular freshwater predators get too large for a 60, so I'd go with a reef tank. 60 is a good first sw tank. I have a 55, and it's a lot of fun.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:59 AM   #3
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60+ gallon would be great to start a nice saltwater predator tank or reef
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What kinds of fish can I put in there?? Like wrasse and queen angels???
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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The angel would get to large but you could do a dwarf. Angels however are not reef safe or with caution at best so if you want corals I'd steer clear of them. Try going onto liveaquaria.com and refine your search to fish that'll be compatible to a tank that size (when they are adults). After finding some fish that catch your interest or you absolutely must have bring your ideas back on here and we can fine tune your stock list.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:07 PM   #6
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And if you want a predator tank you could do something like a snowflake eel and a dwarf lionfish.
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Can you guys give me some examples of good predator reef fish or even just like friendly reef fish? I've been looking and I can't really find much
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Predator reef: angler, dwarf lion, hawkfish (but a predator reef means no inverts. Just FYI)

Peaceful reef: chromis, bangaii cardinals, clowns, gobies, blennies, reef safe wrasses.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:39 PM   #9
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With having a 60 gallon tank I'd definitely reccomend a wrasse for either setup.. the most beautiful (as it seems with most fish lol) are not reef safe but depending on your setup there is almost always a wrasse that'll fit right in.. for a full blown reef gobies, blennys, and clowns are my favorites and with predator tanks eels, angels, lions, anglers, wrasses. One of my absolute favorite sw fish would be the marine betta and melanarus wrasse which depending on the specific fish could fit into nearly any type of setup.
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Both would be great!

SW cost a Lil more and a lot more if your doing corals...
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