01-25-2008, 09:58 PM
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I understand, but for future reference... when keeping large fish you have to expect to keep a large quarantine tank. 40 gallon breeder (which is wider and shallower than a standard 40) is a good size to use for quarantine, and it should be kept running with sand and sponge filter even when it isn't in use for sick fish. This is one of the hardest things to do when keeping saltwater, but vitally important.
With the situation what it is, now you'll either need a new tank for everything, or the inverts will have to stay in the smaller tank by themselves. My suggestion would be to get a larger tank, as you'll need one soon anyways with those fish. (your lionfish will average 12 - 13 inches full grown, the eel about 3.5 ft <he will likely eat the clowns when he's large enough>, the clowns you can expect one of them about 3 inches the other about 5 - 6, yellow tang about 6 - 7 inches in diameter) For the fish you have now, over 200 gallons will be required as they become full grown, and the lion and eel will likely feed on the clowns at some point. Expect this to happen pretty quickly.... a healthy fish tends to grow fast. To add 3 - 5 inches to their size over the coarse of 6 - 8 months is expected.
Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help...