Originally Posted by onefish2fish
glass lid, you dont mind keeping it clean?
damsels too huh?
Because this tank sits in my dining room and is primarily focused on the fish, I wasn't concerned with the glass lids. The glass is free for me, so no big deal. When I add a canopy at a later date, I will remove the glass and go back to egg crate to prevent jumping. For now, I will have to much money tied up in fish to risk suicides.-)
As for the Damsels, I've never had any issues with Yellow Tail Damsels showing aggression in larger tanks. They are a beautiful fish and I see no reason not to have them. In anything under 125 gallons, I would never consider it. So far my pair has been extremely passive and ignore the other (much larger) fish.
I added the Cuban Hogfish today and it is already swimming all over the tank. Great fish.
I also took a risk today and purchased a fish that will probably not live. I have always loved the Clown Tang (Acanthurus Lineatus), and I have been watching this specific fish for about 4 weeks now. It is 3'' in size, has a fat stomach, and was eating great at the LFS. The tank it was in is not part of a central system and none of the fish show any signs of disease. I gave it a full month of close inspection to build my confidence that it has any chance to survive. For those of you not familiar with this fish, they are EXTREMELY difficult to adapt to captivity and almost always die within 6 to 8 weeks. It is currently in my 38 gallon Q Tank. Updates to follow.