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Old 12-09-2009, 06:33 AM   #11
 
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Well yes that is what im asking if you could help with the stocking. By no means do i want to put 2 tangs in a 40 gallon. iv stated that a few times now. I want to know the fish that i mentioned earlyer if they would work. wake said they would ecept the yellow. Here it gose one more time, Sailfin already have, Wanting hipo, coral bu ang, 2 perc clowns, and a rabbit or some kind of angel.
I'm perfectly fine with this list. Just be cautious when introducing the two Tangs. I would say either add them together, or like Pasfur said, make sure the Hippo is smaller than the established Sailfin. And make minor changes to the rock work to make them feel as if it's a new enviroment.

Are you doing corals? If you are than I am a little skeptical of the Coral Beauty, and very skeptical of the Rabbitfish. I do not trust Rabbitfish at all.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:36 AM   #12
 
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By no means do i want to put 2 tangs in a 40 gallon. iv stated that a few times now.
I was just concerned when I read this:

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I was going to get them and put them all in the 40..
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:14 PM   #13
 
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yes i did think that i could untill you guys said no dont put them in the 40 together.lol Thank you.. Im still trying to learn that is why im not puting or geting anymore fish for a few more months. I wanted a reef tank, but were not sure now. That we want to because the fish we like, arent able to go in the tank with corals. So were going to do fowlr for now. What kind of larger angel would go well with the other fish as stated? Sorry for all the confusion...
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:21 PM   #14
 
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Well yes that is what im asking if you could help with the stocking. By no means do i want to put 2 tangs in a 40 gallon. iv stated that a few times now. I want to know the fish that i mentioned earlyer if they would work. wake said they would ecept the yellow. Here it gose one more time, Sailfin already have, Wanting hipo, coral bu ang, 2 perc clowns, and a rabbit or some kind of angel.
This is a reef, correct? If so, you don't want a Rabbitfish. They are not trust worthy in a reef. You should also be aware that you are taking a huge risk in adding most large Angelfish. I would prefer to see you keep the Coral Beauty, and introduce another Centropyge angelfish at the same time. But this poses compatibility risks.

Now, if this is not a reef, then your stocking list looks nice. And you could add most larger Angelfish with success. You do want to avoid the largest of the large Angelfish. As a rule, the Holacanthus genus grows to large for a 150. This includes the commonly seen Queen Angelfish and Blue Angelfish. Each of these fish really need a 400+ gallon tank. I would suggest you stick with the Pomacanthus genus for your tank size. This includes the Emperor Angel, Majestic Angel (which I have in my 180), and Blue Faced Angel. Realize, however, that this genus is much more sensitive than the other fish on your stocking list and I would highly advise an extended 6 week quarantine period to condition the fish prior to adding it to your tank.
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:29 PM   #15
 
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I have decided not to do a reef. So the emperor angel and the majestic angel. Could they go together or just one of them?
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:35 PM   #16
 
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Ok Here is my list. in what order would you put them in If i need to keep the sailfin in quar, for a little longer i could then add the other first and put him in where best suited, Being that i have 2 quar, tanks. What bout a Emperor snaper? i think they are cool but would they get to big for my tank?
1 Sailfin tang.
1 Hipo tang.
1 Emperor angel.
1 Coral beauty angel.
2 Perc clowns.
1 Majestic angel.

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Old 12-12-2009, 07:42 AM   #17
 
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Ok Here is my list. in what order would you put them in If i need to keep the sailfin in quar, for a little longer i could then add the other first and put him in where best suited, Being that i have 2 quar, tanks. What bout a Emperor snaper? i think they are cool but would they get to big for my tank?
1 Sailfin tang.
1 Hipo tang.
1 Emperor angel.
1 Coral beauty angel.
2 Perc clowns.
1 Majestic angel.
No on the Emperor Snapper. Your tank is several hundred gallons to small.

Also, no on keeping 2 large angelfish together. This is an example of a situation where I may personally do something, but am advising you the best course of action is not to do it. I am considering adding an Emperor to my 180, which includes a Majestic. However, after much debate with myself, I have about talked myself out of it. It is a high risk, high reward situation.

I suggest adding the 2 Perc Clowns, then the Coral Beauty. These are your hardy selections on the list, and they won't become territorial. If you do decide to keep both the Majestic and Emperor, you have to add the Majestic first. Either way, I would allow your tank at least 6 months of maturity before adding either of these large angelfish.

I have to say, this discussion makes me nervous. Large angels can be difficult to maintain. You are taking a step forward in the required skill and understanding of livestock behavior. Just realize this ahead of time, because these are expensive fish.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:46 AM   #18
 
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Ok wont get him then. (snapper) lol. Now I will be getting ready to start a build thread with pic. Should i use this post or start a new one in the Pic, section? I think im going to hold off on the angels. I will still be geting the coral bu, tho. I plan for it to age 6 months befor adding any fish other then the snails i have in there.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:52 AM   #19
 
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Put the pics in the Saltwater Pics and Vids section. That way we can all follow it, plus people looking for visual tips and tricks use that section.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:50 PM   #20
 
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I agree with Wake.

Also, i'm glad you are being patient, but waiting 6 months might be a bit overboard.-)
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