Originally Posted by onefish2fish
do you have any idea what you want to stock?
better yet do you have any idea what its going to cost to stock?
I'm not overly concerned about the cost of stocking the tank, because I am a huge believer in quarantine and patience. So the livestock will be spread over the next year or more.
I plan on a reef, with a lot of open swimming space. There are a few key fish I want, including an Achillies Tang and a Copperband Butterfly. The Achillies will be a huge challenge, and i'm not 100% certain I will buy this fish. I may settle for a Zebrasoma species instead, or perhaps a Chevron.
I do not plan on having large fish in this tank, with the exception of the Tang. I want to take my exisiting setup, and grow it in size. I want a trio of Centropyge angels, perhaps adding a Lemon Peel and Flame to go along with my Coral Beauty.
I think the finishing touch will be a nice group of Anthias. I want 6 to 8. In my opinion, there is nothing like a group of Anthias swimming together in a reef.
The coral selection will be large part growth, as my exisiting tank is growing at such a ridiculous rate. I will add a few species that I do not currently own, but I plan on sticking with softies.