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Old 04-06-2015, 10:44 AM   #201
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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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Old 04-06-2015, 10:45 AM   #202
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There is some wiggle room I believe, as this is a tool for your use. A kole tang is a good example of this. It is recommended to be in a 75 gallon. But what is a 75 gallon but a wider 55? There isn't much I disagree with from them. I want to say some of the dwarf angel tank sizes are the same...like the coral beauty and flame angel might be up to 75 requirements when it used to be 40.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:50 AM   #203
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Another thing, never go by the tank size those LFS used. They are always tight and too small for long term.

I meant the tank that they had the fish in. Lots of people see the fish they like and often in small size tank and thinking to themselves thats the tank size they need.

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Old 04-06-2015, 11:04 AM   #204
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No, Toffee, I go to the LFS with some knowledge and my IPad. What info I don't know, and can't find, is how many fish you can put in at a time. I'm not sure if my LFS gave me the right info with the number of chromis in an empty, newly cycled tank.
And Sniperhank, in your opinion, if LiveAquaria says 55 gallon, can I safely go with 55 or maybe even 70 if I stock lightly?
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Depends on the fish, but sure most likely.
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:15 PM   #206
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Oh, that's great. You made my day. I'm not as limited as I thought. I never did plan on cramming the fish in there, so by stocking fairly lightly, I should be able to get some nice fish.
I think I will cancel the order for the mimic filefish to allow room for others. I'll have to think on that.
Can I put more than one type of anthias in the same tank? (Bartlett's and Fathead) or just stick with one.
How about wrasses (MsCoskers and Carpenter)? They're both flashers, so probably not.
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Coral beauty
Midas blenny
Chalk bass
Sunrise dottyback
And the anthias and wrasse

How does this sound? And not in this order. You'll have to help me with that when we nail everything down. Thanx.
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I'd want to hold the fort on things as is for awhile and see how they are progressing before adding much else. I'd say you are medium stocked as is.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:06 PM   #208
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You might have me mixed up with someone else. The only thing in my tank is a cleaner shrimp. Oh, and the diatoms.
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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.

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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.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:04 PM   #210
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So, Sniperhank (and anyone else that wants to add his/her two cents worth) what about the fish for the stocking list? Mainly, can I add both flashers? Are the anthias I chose all right for a 40b and can I put both of them in the tank? What order would the correct fish go in? I really appreciate all your help.


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