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Old 06-26-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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I want a Docile Tank But.......

I want a Docile tank but I really wnat a Triggerfish, like real bad. Is there any way possible to make that happen? Are there any Triggerfish that are somewhat Docile? I am new to Saltwater, I just converted my Freshwater to Saltwater FOWLR. It is in the cycle phase right now. Any sugestions on list of fish would be great. I have a 55g with 35 pounds of LR and about 40 pounds of live sand. Is that enough LR? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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Old 06-26-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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First of all your tank is too small for a Triggerfish. Well maybe a Undulate Triggerfish, but its still an agresive fish. You need another tank, one aggresive and one community/reef. If your goal is a docile tank then a Triggerfish is not in your future, but you already knew that.

For biological filtration you need 1Ĺ - 2 pounds of LR per gallon of tank capacity. You need to more than double the amount of rock you have unless you plan on running a wet/dry or cannister filter.

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Thanks cmor, Well for equipment I have a RENA Smart Filter 55 a protien Skimer that im picking up from my LFS, its a used one that he has in one of his display tanks, its a month old, and I also have a power head. Would that equipment be ok? Well my goal for my tank is to have colorfull docile fish with some sort of personality. Being that Im a beginer I dont want difficult fish that are sensitive. Any Ideas on stocking fish?

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That way you can look and see what you like then post about your selections. Otherwise you will get bombarded with the many possibilities.
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There really is no gaurantee the safty of other fish. I would get 1 or 2 hardy fish and have plenty of hiding spots for them and add the trigger last. But with such a small tank you will get bored with only one fish , with so much variaty of fish and coral out there. Ill leave a link and look toward the bottom right for compatibilty chart.GL..
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Thanks a lot for the advice. Heres a pic of my cycling tank. I'm thinking of adding more LR.... Any Suggestions?

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The thing with the trigger is it eats your CUC. Good water movement , skimmer , loose rock placement for better flow and controlled feeding. I would feed more often less amounts. This will limit uneatin food and excess fish waste. Then keep up with water changes and always test. A mixed reef with fish like chalk bass and a wrasse and this site has fish that no LFS will. Have fun with it.

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Some more LR is needed. Usually 1.5 to 2 lbs per gallon.
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The Rena is ok but not needed if you have enough LR and quality protein skimmer. You can then use the Rena for GAC, etc. when needed.
What make/model PS are you getting from the lfs? Can you post a pic of it.
What power head are you getting?

As for livestock, take Scott's advice and visit the liveaquari site. Look at the fish, check the tank size, temperment and other information and check their compatibility chart. Come up with a list of fish combinations you like and post those here for comment.
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Thanks everyone. I checked out LiveAquaria.com it was very helpfull. I some what have an idea of fish I would like to have, I will post a list later on today. As for the Protien Skimmer and Powerhead I will be picking that up this evening along with some more LR. I will post updated pics tonight.

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