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post #1 of 20 Old 03-17-2012, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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The new tank

Finaly got my tank all setup, will get some more pics of it later today.
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post #2 of 20 Old 03-18-2012, 12:38 PM
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Very Nice tank!

What fish are you getting?

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post #3 of 20 Old 03-18-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Got some mbunas for it, the lady at the pet store was very helpful in picking compatible ones as she breeds them.
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post #4 of 20 Old 03-18-2012, 06:33 PM
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what fish and how many specifically did you get ?

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #5 of 20 Old 03-18-2012, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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4 johanni, 4 acei, 4 demonasi, and 3 afras not sure of sexes yet as they are pretty small still, I am aware that I will have to sort some out if the male to female ratio isn't right. I can trade them out on new ones at the lfs until the harem ratio is right
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post #6 of 20 Old 03-18-2012, 07:02 PM
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Demansoni alone need to be kept in a group of 12, so that fills your tank up straight away with the acei and afras.

Mbuna are harem fish meaning they need to be kept with 1 male to 4 female minimum

Johanni, again need to be kept in a large group to keep aggression low.

Hate to say it but those fish are not going to work in a 55g tank. The Demansoni and Johanni are simply too aggressive for a 55g tank.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #7 of 20 Old 03-18-2012, 07:04 PM
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Recommendation would be for 15 fish of 3 species only in a 55g tank.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #8 of 20 Old 03-26-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Got the lfs to take the johanni and demonasi ( he wanted the demonasi for breeding as they are hard to find around here) what 3rd species should I get to go with the acei and afra"s Taz?
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post #9 of 20 Old 03-26-2012, 06:16 PM
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Yellow labs would add some color.

They get along and play with acei well, mine go crazy together playing in the jet of maxijet 1200 powerhead nozzle.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #10 of 20 Old 03-26-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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haha my afra's love to play in the powerhead nozzle spray
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