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    75 gal fowlr stock! Need help

    Hey everyone. Before i say anything i will let you all know i am new to this and this is my first saltwater setup. I was hoping you guys could help me out. I'm trying to get my stock of fish setup for my tank. A little about my tank: have about 100 lbs of live rock and sand. have a 30 gal refugium.

    Right now I have 3 chromis, 2 damsels, 1 diamond goby, 4 trochus snails, 6 hermit crabs.

    I was looking at maybe removing the damsels and my wish list right now is:

    - 6 line wrasse (1 or 2?)
    -tomini tang
    -blonde naso tang ( I know it will get to big but I was going to look for a smaller size one and when it gets to big I do have somewhere to take it)
    -one spot foxface
    -coral beauty angelfish
    -green/red/spotted mandarin (if any which would be better)
    -pearlscale butterfly fish

    Please let me know what you think. Anything I need to take away. Anything differently I can add. I don't want to overcrowd but I definetly don't want to not have my full potential on my tank. Any inputs would help. Thanks

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    Sounds well thought out! Welcome!

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    Hi and welcome. Removing the damsels would be very smart! As for the 6line, they can get very aggressive, especially in a smaller tank (yes, 75 is considered small ;-P) I would possibly look at a yellow Coris Wrasse or even a Mystery Wrasse instead of the 6 line.
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    Thank you. I appreciate your input

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    Anything else I should maybe remove or you guys have maybe anything else I could maybe add

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    I really like your fish list and think you will have a nice variety of color and shapes. I would definitely think about removing the damsels. Maybe you could add in a longnose hawk for a little bit of personality.

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    Thank you so much. I appreciate that. I will definetly add that to my list...the longnose hawk.

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    Do you plan on adding corals in the future or stay FOWLR?

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    Right now I don't plan on adding coral. Just sticking with FOWLR

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    Do you guys have any input as to the order I should add the fish

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    Add the tangs together and wait to add the mandarin until very last and the tank is well saturated with pods.

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    OK thanks so in regards to everything else...does order matter? As long as I put the tangs together and the mandarin last?

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    Not really. A couple of us have gotten really good with acclimation boxes.

    The clear box sits inside your display tank and and attaches to the glass allowing him to get comfortable with the other fish and vice versa. (Little trick)

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    I would put the tangs next to last and all at once like tim said. Would also start seeding your tank now for the mandarin. Can never have too many pods.

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    OK cool thanks. I really appreciate all the help. I will keep you all updated on everything I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Tim View Post
    Add the tangs together and wait to add the mandarin until very last and the tank is well saturated with pods.
    I'm surprised it took Someone this long to say Something about the mandarin . How old is your tank ? You need lots of pods for them


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    So it's been over a month of running. Doing water checks nearly everyday. Everything is all in tolerance.

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    I think the reason it went quickly was all my live rock and sand came from a well established tank

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    Oh, i thought your tank was older. Your tank is still very young. I would suggest, if adding livestock at this point is the goal, to purchase the cheapest fish on your list as long as its not the mandarin. Let the tank run with the one new fish for several weeks as a trial. The last thing anyone wants is to see you stock your tank in a month and lose $500 in livestock.

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