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Old 03-31-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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Is this a good fish list?

Hi everyone!

I have a planted FOWLR Fish, Invert, and Algae list
I'm planning on making an aquarium this summer, and it will be a
planted FOWLR. So here are my lists:

Inverts:
Feather Duster
Bumbblebee snail

Algae/plants:
Maidens Hair
Kelp
Ulva
Shaving Brush plant

Fish:
Monodactylus argenteus‏
Harlequin tuskfish*
Tassle Filefish
Hutchii Anthias (group)
Flounder

(* = Should I get this one or not)

Opinions?
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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Read up on that flounder. I'm not sure you can do that. And I do believe that tuskfish will eat the snails.

What sized tank you talking? That's a huge part of recommending what to stock.
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And read this on that monodactylus. Might have to drop that one too.

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Read up on that flounder. I'm not sure you can do that. And I do believe that tuckfish will eat the snails.

What sized tank you talking? That's a huge part of recommending what to stock.
LOL I'm really sorry I forgot to post the size tank.
It's gonna be a 250-300 gallon tank, so I don't think that list will over go it
And yup, I've read on the Flounder, they are carniverous, so they wont
eat the algae in the aquarium, but I'll have to get one as small as I can
becaus they eat anything that passes by them. I do know one place
where they have them at 1 inch.
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And read this on that monodactylus. Might have to drop that one too.

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Oh, ya. The algae will be all gone if one of those gets in there.
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And they're recommended in groups of 3.

And ya know, the anthias will require feeding 2-3 times a day. You up for that?

I know I love having to feed my SW fish only once a day or every other day.
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And they're recommended in groups of 3.

And ya know, the anthias will require feeding 2-3 times a day. You up for that?

I know I love having to feed my SW fish only once a day or every other day.
Other fish in the tank will probably need to be fed that much also, like the
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Consider a sump or fuge where you can keep all your macroalgaes out of sight. They will help consume excess nitrates.

I'd also add a tang or two to the list.
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Consider a sump or fuge where you can keep all your macroalgaes out of sight. They will help consume excess nitrates.

I'd also add a tang or two to the list.
Dont tangs eat algae though? That would destroy the whole tank.
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That's why I'm suggesting algae in the fuge.
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