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Old 10-27-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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180 gallon stocking ideas please.

I just got a 180 gallon tank . It's going to be a long build but I'm still not sure fresh or salt. I would like to get ideas from everyone on stocking if I do go salt. It would be my porcupine puffer that I allready have. I want a dwarf lion for sure and for the other fish I'm thinking blue and maybe a yellow tang either one or both if they would work. I'm also thinking about a trigger but I really don't want anything that could harm the puffer so Im leaning against that . I would like an angel but I don't know if the lion would eat the dwarf or if the tank is big enough for a big angel.anyone have any fish suggestions or fish ideas for me? How many fish would be overstocked in there? Thanks

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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Here is a good compatibility link

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Old 10-27-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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Thanks I'll have to look when I get home since that very hard to read on the iPhone . Any one else
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:12 PM   #4
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Having both a FW and now a SW, I find the SW more satisfying.. A lot more expensive and trails, but the fish you can get are amazing!
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:15 PM   #5
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Yea thats why I'm leaning toward saltwater. From what I can tell puffers are pretty compatible with most fish. And it looks like the big angels need a 220 so I guess that rules them out.
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Tangs ALL of them!!! Lol
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:23 PM   #7
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I guess your into tangs lol. Which ones do you have?
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:28 PM   #8
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Let's see... I have a blonde male naso with streamers. Yellow tang. Lieutenant tang. Sailfin tang. Clown tang. Vlamingi (sp?) blue eyed kole, bristle tooth, orange shoulder, and a white cheek.
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All in the same tank? I thought you couldn't mix them?
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You can. It's all in how you add them as far as together or in certain order. All mine get along great
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Ok cool maybe I will go with 2 tangs then. I was on live aquaria and a banded cat shark was listed as 180 gallon but it says expert. Anyone have experience with those?
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Sohal tang. Most beautiful fish EVER. Not great with other tangs tho. Very aggressive.
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Sohal tang. Most beautiful fish EVER. Not great with other tangs tho. Very aggressive.

Requires a 250g tank, but very nice looking fish!
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I really liked the convict tang and I think it was called a clown tang.
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Also requires a 250g... That is a big fish!!! LOL
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Convict is only 125g and looks nice... Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Convict Tang
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So i just talked to a cabinet / woodworker that has a shop next to where I work and he said he would build me a stand for just the price of materials. He estimates it will cost about 100 bucks . How cool is that!!
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Don't do a coral banded cat shark unless you're going to upgrade. They get to be about 2 ft.
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Don't do a coral banded cat shark unless you're going to upgrade. They get to be about 2 ft.
O I was just going by live aquarias stats. Are they not accurate?
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I mean, you could, but it definitely is not recommended. I would get instead, a trigger like a Niger trigger or a Picasso trigger.
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