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post #1 of 12 Old 03-03-2009, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Tell me your thoughts?

I just got my tank together except for the sump which is on the way. Being that I have atleast a month until I can start to put fish into my tank so I thought I would start getting an idea of what may be a good stock. I do desire to add corals and anenomes later so I have to stay reef safe. I jotted down some ideas on fish I would like to keep not necessarily in any particular order. Maybe you folks could tell me you`r thoughts on my picks and if you have some of you`r own please let me know.

2-False Percula Clownfish
2-Black & White Clownfish
1- Yellow Tang
1 Blue Hippo Tang
1-Lawnmower Blenny
1-Coral Banded Shrimp

Thanks in advance

-75g tank
-Workin on a sump & Stand
-130lb LR
-40lb LS soon to be 120lbs
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-03-2009, 01:30 PM
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I just got my tank together except for the sump which is on the way. Being that I have atleast a month until I can start to put fish into my tank so I thought I would start getting an idea of what may be a good stock. I do desire to add corals and anenomes later so I have to stay reef safe. I jotted down some ideas on fish I would like to keep not necessarily in any particular order. Maybe you folks could tell me you`r thoughts on my picks and if you have some of you`r own please let me know.

2-False Percula Clownfish
2-Black & White Clownfish
1- Yellow Tang
1 Blue Hippo Tang
1-Lawnmower Blenny
1-Coral Banded Shrimp

Thanks in advance
75 gallon. 1 pair of clownfish only it will be a brawl otherwise in that tank. Blue tang no, tank is not big enough. Yellow tang yes but the tank is at the lower limit of what will keep them happy. Blenny and shrimp yes. Tang should be added last and wait a couple months for the tank to mature some.

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-03-2009, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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can you think of other fish that may mix in addition to your suggestion?

-75g tank
-Workin on a sump & Stand
-130lb LR
-40lb LS soon to be 120lbs
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-03-2009, 03:53 PM
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1 pair of clowns for sure. there are so many fish to pick from so its prob. better to post the fish you like as it will be your tank.

IMO any saltwater tank should not have a canister (or HOB) filter as they trap detritus and debris causing issues unless running them with just carbon or empty which im not a fan of either.
what are you using the filters for?
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-03-2009, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Im only using the 405, they all came with the tank as I bought it used and thought I knew what I was doing LOL. I now know different, atleast i think so LOL. I will have a sump within the next couple weeks. I am running mostly caron in the sump, I have one tray of de-nitrate. While we are on the subject when I get the sump which will have a skimmer that will go inside it I can toss the canister correct?

-75g tank
-Workin on a sump & Stand
-130lb LR
-40lb LS soon to be 120lbs
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-03-2009, 10:10 PM
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well, i wouldnt "toss" it.

if you really plan on getting rid of it and there isnt anything wrong with it, clean it up and sell it. www.craigslist.com is a good place to post for sale ads directed towards people in your area.

you could always use it as a filter/flow source on a QT tank or to use if strictly for carbon for the time being or on a freshwater tank.

what skimmer are you planning on going with? what size sump? are you building it or buying?
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-03-2009, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Its on ebat i`ll send you a PM here in a minute you can check it out and tell me your thoughts. Keep in mind the model I will send you is for up to a 75g tank, the question I have is should I get the model that goes up to a 150g tank?

-75g tank
-Workin on a sump & Stand
-130lb LR
-40lb LS soon to be 120lbs
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-03-2009, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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I sent it to you

-75g tank
-Workin on a sump & Stand
-130lb LR
-40lb LS soon to be 120lbs
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post #9 of 12 Old 03-03-2009, 11:43 PM
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when it comes to sumps, IMO its the bigger the better which means you will have more water volume. the more water volume = more dilution = more stable tank. you will also be able to fit more equipment and a bigger skimmer.

i personally am a fan of the DIY sumps as you can have one for the cost of a used tank (which most of us have already) and a few sheets of acrylic, aquarium safe silicone and alittle time. more on sumps can be found here:
http://www.fishforum.com/member-subm...g-sumps-15930/

and i replied to your message.
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-12-2009, 02:02 PM
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You might want to consider some reef safe wrasse, Fairy wrasse and such
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