04-25-2013, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank12271
Well, as far as fish... I haven't really thought about it. I know my wife wants a yellow Tang. I like schooling fish and Angels. A Trigger and a Puffer would be great. I had a Snowflake Moray for years in my last tank, I'm guessing that an eel is out of the question with a DSB since they burrow so much.
As far as the protein skimmer, do I need a sump with this or can I use one without a sump?
This tank is a 60 gallon, right? What are the dimensions?
I think this tank is way to small for all the fish you have listed here. For the Yellow Tang, I would reccommend at least a ninety gallon. The Trigger I would reccommend at least a 180 (although there are a few species that will thrive in a 125, like the Blue Throat). The Moray Eel is out if you want to do a DSB (deep sand beds are not required in a tank, just a good way to keep nitrates in check), and I would keep them at least in a 125 gallon. Maybe Cherub Angels would work in this tank, like the Falme Angel or Coral Beauty, but I would stay away from full-size angels such as the Emperor or Queen Angels.
You can do a Protein Skimmer without a sump. They make a variety of models that Hang On Back (HOB).