Originally Posted by Toffee
My suggestion would be to buy and research the kind of fish or coral you like, instead of trying to stock up the tank.
Sorry I couldn't read up all 20 pages but if you are still talking about the 40g tank then your choices are limited. I personally went from one gold fish in a 5g tank to 10, 26, 55, 75 now and maybe going for 300 next in my basement.
Pick what you like and get the tanks for them.
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Hi again, Toffee. I am researching my butt off, and asking questions on this forum to back up that research. No corals as this is a FOWLR
. I already have a 28g reef, overstocked with corals but only 4 fish, a tuxedo urchin, brittle star and various snails. So I wanted this 40b to be easier to care for and allow for some awesome fish. It is the last tank I can get as I also have 4 freshwater and have run out of room.
As far as when I stock, I am going very slowly. The LFS
I use suggested three Chromis in a newly cycled tank. Now I think that was too many at once because all three died within a week and a half. I also got nitrites back. So other than a cleaner shrimp and some diatoms, there have been no fish in there for two weeks. I'm working on a stocking list now, to determine compatibility and stocking order. It will be six months to a year before I complete stocking.