06-28-2008, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by maymo70hunt
Out of curiosity, not to attack you, but what gives you the qualification to pass on such specific information?
I assume this question was for Cody, so let me say this. I personally have over 20 years experience in the hobby and maintained a fish room at home of over 40 aquariums; 14 marine. The level of advice that I have seen from Cody on this forum has been outstanding. I have spent time on dozens of internet forums over the years and have made a home here, largely due to the honest and accurate discussions that take place, of which Cody is a large contributor. He is qualified based on the accuracy of his advice.
As to this thread....
Be sure to keep fish which can survive long term in your size aquarium. I really like the options Cody lists above. If you do go the direction of a Centropyge angel, be sure to only keep 1 species in your aquarium size, and you may want to add this fish last because they can become territorial. I personally have a Coral Beauty in my reef, and have yet to have problems with it nipping.
I also want to throw in my 2 cents on a piece of equipment you do not list. I would spend $80-$100 on the internet and purchase a UV Sterilizer. My personal success rate with marine systems that run UV's is considerably higher than on my systems that have not. I will never set up another marine without a UV. That being said, if you dose Iodine for your softies, some formula's are not UV compatable. ( It will say so on the bottle. )
UV's are fabulous at preventing outbreaks of ich and preventing disease from spreading, in my at home experience.