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Old 10-14-2012, 03:57 PM   #11
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:01 AM   #12
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2x dwarf lions or 1x radiata or russels lion
1x picasso trigger

Radiatas- 7-9" long. Would prob do ok in a 75 (better in 125+)
Russells- 10-12" in captivity if caught young. A 75 is way too small for this one. Youre talking about a 1 foot fish in a 4 ft tank, not to mention the sheer size he will inflate to width wise. 125 is a bare minimum to safely and comfortably house these.
Picasso (humu-humu)- def a very vibrant and colorful fish but they have been known to go postal and kill everything. They are also extremely active swimmers. Something to take into consideration. Watch their size as well.

Sure you could technically do any of these fish and they prob will survive but 1) they quickly max out your stock list for a 75.2) prob wont look proportionate to their tank once adult sized. 3) very well could cause stress-induced anger issues.
Id recommend either a fuzzy dwarf or possibly(possibly) a radiata. 5-9 inches for them, not near the monster size of the russells.
As for a trigger (if you wanna go that route) id look at the blue jaw or assassi. The picasso can be quite bullish, and the others get way too big. Oh and if you want corals, that eliminates the majority of triggers. Obviously you should pick whatever fish make you happy, but i would hate to see you use up stocklist on oversized fish
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #13
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Radiatas- 7-9" long. Would prob do ok in a 75 (better in 125+)
Russells- 10-12" in captivity if caught young. A 75 is way too small for this one. Youre talking about a 1 foot fish in a 4 ft tank, not to mention the sheer size he will inflate to width wise. 125 is a bare minimum to safely and comfortably house these.
Picasso (humu-humu)- def a very vibrant and colorful fish but they have been known to go postal and kill everything. They are also extremely active swimmers. Something to take into consideration. Watch their size as well.

Sure you could technically do any of these fish and they prob will survive but 1) they quickly max out your stock list for a 75.2) prob wont look proportionate to their tank once adult sized. 3) very well could cause stress-induced anger issues.
Id recommend either a fuzzy dwarf or possibly(possibly) a radiata. 5-9 inches for them, not near the monster size of the russells.
As for a trigger (if you wanna go that route) id look at the blue jaw or assassi. The picasso can be quite bullish, and the others get way too big. Oh and if you want corals, that eliminates the majority of triggers. Obviously you should pick whatever fish make you happy, but i would hate to see you use up stocklist on oversized fish
Honestly, I agree with you on the russel's lion, I thought that should be in a bigger tank than a 75, LiveAquaria obviously thinks differently. The Picasso have been know to go ballistic and kill those who oppose it, but sometimes they are also reported as a happy addition to a tank. (kinda taking a chance on that one I guess) Thanks for sharing that info, as I just realized that it is 100% true.
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Speaking of lions, I just went to the aquarium in the city and I spotted a HUGE volitans lion, at least 20". I never thought they actually could get that big. Keep in mind that it was in around a 500,000litre tank.
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Yeah if you are new to saltwater then I would highly recommend a bigger tank than a small tank cause bigger tanks need lesser maintenance than small tanks and smaller tanks are usually for more advance hobbyist
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Yeah if your a new to saltwater then I would highly recommend a bigger tank than a small tank cause bigger tanks need lesser maintenance than small tanks and smaller tanks are usually for more advance hobbyist
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I'm a beginner. I have a 5 gal pico reef. I think it depends on the commitment of the person who is wanting the tank. If you are committed to keeping it maintained I don't see the problem. Do your pwc once a week and make sure you do your top offs everyday. Don't overstock with fish. Yes, I think things have the potential to go wrong faster in a small tank, but it is not impossible to start with a small tank.
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I agree with you
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:19 PM   #19
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I'm a beginner. I have a 5 gal pico reef. I think it depends on the commitment of the person who is wanting the tank. If you are committed to keeping it maintained I don't see the problem. Do your pwc once a week and make sure you do your top offs everyday. Don't overstock with fish. Yes, I think things have the potential to go wrong faster in a small tank, but it is not impossible to start with a small tank.
I already do PWC weekly in my freshwater tank, so I'm cool with that. I will prob start with the 20 and a pair of clowns, maybe a shrimp or two and see how it goes. As long as the WAF (wife acceptance factor) remains high, I could see increasing to 60 in 6 months or so, driven primarily by how fast I get off my butt and clear out the area I want.

Thanks for all the info, advice and feedback from everyone.
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