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Old 11-11-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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300 gal shark tank advice

hey everyone,
I have a friend who has a 300 gallon shark tank. His current livestock are as follows:
1 bamboo shark
1 cortez stingray
1 imperator angel (adult)
5 blue-green chromis
2 ghost eels
1 zebra moray eel
1 snowflake moray eel
3 tangs...
1 clown trigger

he told me recently that he wanted to convert the tank into a reef set-up. am I right in saying that he probably cant do that? are there any corals that these guys wont munch on?

thanks!
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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hey everyone,
I have a friend who has a 300 gallon shark tank. His current livestock are as follows:
1 bamboo shark
1 cortez stingray
1 imperator angel (adult)
5 blue-green chromis
2 ghost eels
1 zebra moray eel
1 snowflake moray eel
3 tangs...
1 clown trigger

he told me recently that he wanted to convert the tank into a reef set-up. am I right in saying that he probably cant do that? are there any corals that these guys wont munch on?

thanks!
Not to be a downer but that tank is overstocked. Plus those chromis will be snacks sooner or later. No he will not be able to convert to a reef with that stock. The trigger and angel will munch on coral. Plus the ray and shark need an open sand bed which doesn't allow for a ton of live rock in a tank that size.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:48 AM   #3
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Agreed. Space is a must with sharks.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:59 PM   #4
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Your best bet, if your friend wants to try something, would be soft corals like mushrooms or something similar. I definitely wouldn't spend a lot of money on that project though.
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Another thing to keep in mind is that many corals need high lighting. Sharks and eels are secretive and nocturnal creatures that don't like bright light.
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Agree the shark and ray need that soft sand bed unless he stacks all the liverock in a corner somewhere
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