Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-01-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
CoraltheClownfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
Posts: 150
Need Stocking Ideas!

I have recently accquired a 6 Foot long 125 Gallon Aquarium, I want to make this another salt Tank, but I have no idea for stocking. I would like to get larger angels. This is going to be a Fish Only System, so no inverts for me! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
__________________

__________________
~Coral~
My Room is an Aquarium! =D
CoraltheClownfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 01:04 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
OK a 6 ft tank. you are ready for the world of large angels and my favorite the tang. I cant speak for angels as I have a reef but some tangs would be nice. I have some nice pics in my images if you want to check it out.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
CoraltheClownfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
Posts: 150
Thanks! I really want to have some tangs also like the yellow and the Blue (Dory) Tang
__________________
~Coral~
My Room is an Aquarium! =D
CoraltheClownfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
The yellow and hippo tang will do good in that size tank. Why dont you put together a preliminary list on what you`d like to have and we can go from there. You are going to have LR in the tank right?
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 06:10 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
CoraltheClownfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
Posts: 150
I will most likely have live rock in the tank, but I'm not getting any until I have it set up completely, I had to reseal it.
I want to get some larger angels like the french, a queen, or a Blue. and some blue and yellow tangs other than that I have no idea what I want to keep in it.
__________________
~Coral~
My Room is an Aquarium! =D
CoraltheClownfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2010, 10:17 AM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
Jimbo7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,996
Though this tank is large, I'm not sure its large enough for some of those angels. I don't know if you have ever seen one of those full grown, but they get HUGE. I would probably steer away from a lot of them, though there may be some smaller species of the large angels.
__________________
Links to old builds:
12DX LED Build
Frag Tank (Fixed Link)
Dorm Pico Tank
Jimbo7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2010, 10:46 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
pat8you's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Woodbridge, Va
Posts: 1,802
Send a message via AIM to pat8you
Quote:
Though this tank is large, I'm not sure its large enough for some of those angels. I don't know if you have ever seen one of those full grown, but they get HUGE. I would probably steer away from a lot of them, though there may be some smaller species of the large angels.
Have to agree here actually. They will outgrow even a 125 somewhat quickly. I've heard that many of the large angels swim miles and miles a day up and down reefs. So it isn't even as much a factor of size as it is room for them to swim. No personal experience with them though so others may chime in and correct me here.
__________________
Pat
pat8you is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2010, 11:40 AM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
Go with the tangs and some of the lower light coral (mushrooms, etc) for some color and variation. And re-consider the inverts as I find them very interesting and great janitors. Shrimp, starfish, snails, etc.

You've gotta have rock in the tank. About 100 to 150 lbs IMO. You say "I will most likely have rock". Study more about how rock provides for natural filtration for the tank and about the huge variety of interesting things that live on or in it.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2010, 12:39 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
CoraltheClownfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
Posts: 150
Yes I am going to get Live Rock, I will not get corals because I don't have good enough water here and no RO/DI unit. What type of large angelfish would be good for my tank?
__________________
~Coral~
My Room is an Aquarium! =D
CoraltheClownfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2010, 12:44 PM   #10
AA Team Emeritus
 
Jimbo7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,996
Something under 1' and rated 70 gallons on LA. There are some that say 100 gallons, but you have to consider how many gallons of usable and swimming space are in there. After you put lots of LR and things in there, there isn't as much space.

Something like
Blue Girdled
Annularis
Flagfin

Only keep one of them though.
__________________

__________________
Links to old builds:
12DX LED Build
Frag Tank (Fixed Link)
Dorm Pico Tank
Jimbo7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
saltwater fish stocking, stocking, stocking ideas

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
20g Stocking Ideas? wilson Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 06-06-2007 12:10 PM
Stocking Ideas... hsherman1986 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 11-19-2006 09:57 PM
Stocking ideas? Taelen Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 11-13-2006 04:01 PM
Stocking Ideas TeenReefer Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 04-26-2006 10:53 PM
Stocking ideas Codefox Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 08-13-2005 02:14 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.