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Old 10-22-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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aggressive do over

Huey guys. So I've come to the realization that if its not in my budget to successfully develop a reef tank...ill do the second most desirable saltwater setup I sort of always wanted too: AGGRESSIVE FOWLR!!! I have the 55gal with a busted halide so ill probably go back to the leds that came with the tank but here's what I want to do. Please, questions comments opinions??? I want a lion, 1-2 triggers (Picasso for sure), maroon clown, grouper (kind of like this blackish blue-spotted one). Think it can work?? I've read alot about certain triggers allowing more than 1 in same tank based on aggression. True?? Carrie of your out there your input is highly valued. Thanks guys!!
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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Wish I could help, I know nothing about aggressive tanks and fish. But I have heard the same thing, not to get too many triggers. And groupers require a large tank usually, i wanted one but I don't have the space. lol
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Breaking my heart carey. Haha. Hmm...well based on what you know and the size those fish get to do you at least think the stock list is semi-legit..? If I can't for the grouper I wont thanks again for all your help with the reef but I have to be realistic..if I can barely afford to survive...I have to cut my losses. But if I do come into money in future ill do a nano reef
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If ur gonna go with a fowlr I would double check on the sizes of some of the fish on ur list. The 1-2 lions most likely won't work cause they will get to almost a foot in size and the triggers most likely will average about 10-12+ and they may also nip at the fins of ur lionfish also.

There are some types of lions like the dwarfs that cAn go in to smaller tank also if u want aggressive check out the snowflake moray I kept mine in a 60 for a year or more before I found a bigger tank on CL. And damsels are fun in those kind of mixes to I have to in my 90 gal pred tank and they do great.
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You could get a maroon pair and a hawkfish and maybe a wrasse...Definitely no triggers or groupers
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O said 1-2 triggers, tbarcomb....I wouldn't do 2 lions.. lol. Small easier triggers like picassos can work in those kinds of systems from what I've gathered. And thanks a bunch guys. Yeah it seems groupers are definitely out
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Is it better to cut down on live rock?
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O said 1-2 triggers, tbarcomb....I wouldn't do 2 lions.. lol. Small easier triggers like picassos can work in those kinds of systems from what I've gathered. And thanks a bunch guys. Yeah it seems groupers are definitely out
I will strongly advise against a Picasso/humu trigger ..i just traded mine in for a blue throat(had it for 3+ years)...he was a holy terror and killed 3 fish,,and this was in a 125..I also believe no trigger should be in anything smaller than a 125...Sorry ,but triggers don't stay small and cute ,,they need a lot of room ...I love triggers too ,,and understand you wanting one ,,but IMHO i wouldn't do it in a 55
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man this sucks.. do dwarf angels do ok with lions maroons clowns hawks and tangs????
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man this sucks.. do dwarf angels do ok with lions maroons clowns hawks and tangs????
A dwarf angel would be perfect for your tank size...No tangs though
I would skip the lion too,,if you were going to do clowns and a hawk that is...
eventually the lion would probably eat at least the hawk...
a dwarf,hawk,pair of maroons,and a wrasse or dottyback of some kind would be a nice stock for your tank IMO
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