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    150 Gallon Livestock

    So I've been reading through all of the threads for the different reef safe fish that everyone is housing in their tanks. I've started to collect a list of what I want in mine other than the CuC. The puffer will not be going into the 150g and is going to stay in the 29g with some zoas that I don't feel like cutting off of the rocks and probably the anemone. Tired of losing snails...


    Currently own:

    Mated pair Oc. Clownfish
    1 x Hawaiian Yellow Tang
    1 x skunk cleaner shrimp

    Going to add:

    7 x blue/green chromis
    1 x skunk cleaner shrimp (so I have 2)
    2 x peppermint shrimp in case I get aiptasia even after letting the rock and sand sit in super cold RO/DI for a week.
    Possibly a different type of tang like a Powder blue or try my luck with another Blue hippo...


    What do you guys think? That should be a light bio load with a decent mix of fish, right?

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    Chromis believe it or not can be mean. I have seen them attack others until only one is left. If you are going for a schooling fish I would look at something else that is more colorful and nicer.

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    Hmm... crazy. What would you suggest then?

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    Ditch the peppermint shrimp until you actually need them. Way to many horror stories (including my own) where they will eat your lps out of boredom or hunger.

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    I like Anthias. I would do like the sunsets or something really colorful. Look at liveaquria. Also google small schooling fish and many people talk about Chromis. They are a damsel just a little more peaceful.

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    So what's the difference between a chromis and a blue/green chromis? LiveAquaria says the Blue Reef Chromis are schoaling and blue/green are schooling, but are both very peaceful fish.

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    Chromis are peaceful fish. Sometimes when they school they single out the weakest one and end up picking on that one until it dies, then maybe although rarely the group picks the next weakest one. It's purely evolutionary behavior as a school of fish has a defense only when all members are if equal health.

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    Chromis There only mean to each other. You should probably stay away from anthias . I heard there hard to feef

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    Placing A Order For FRIDAY - Powder Blue Tang Medium - $38.99 ; Cleaner Shrimp Med/Large $13.00 ; Aptasia Filefish Medium $16.29 ; Glass Cardinal Fish $7.85

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    What size is that powder?

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    Acanthurus tangs can be buttmunches. I had to rehome my powder brown (japonicus) with JJ because he was too aggressive (primarily to my zebrasomas) and they're one of the "nicer" of the group. So they're best added last... Powder blues are also "ich magnets", so dont forget the quarantine

    My group of chromis got along fairly well. I added a pair at a time and they sorted out their heirarchy pretty quickly by pairing off a dominant male and female and the other two were subjective juveniles (like most damselfish). I love anthias though, and they're much more colorful and social with each other. Lyretail anthias are supposedly one of the easier ones.
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    I've settled on getting an Orange Shoulder Tang for when the time comes. Apparently they're extremely docile and people compare them to dogs that come and stare at you when you're at the tank.

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    Awesome! I've seen flame Hawks do that too. Like its they are actually interested in you and not just food.

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    Updating my list of what the 150g will have/currently has.

    Mated pair Oc. Clownfish
    1 x Hawaiian Yellow Tang
    1 x Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
    3 x Green Reef Chromis
    1 x Orange Shoulder Tang
    1 x Valentini Puffer - he's being good now. It's the shrimp that is being a jerk.

    I'm thinking about a diamond goby so it can sift the sand. I need more suggestions, please. I'm a huge fan of movement and color.

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    Oh, and I want a purple firefish or 2...

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    150 is stocked with all of my current fish now.

    1 x Hawaiian Yellow Tang
    1 x Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
    3 x Green/Blue Reef Chromis
    1 x Orange Shoulder Tang
    1 x Valentini Puffer

    Still on the hunt for a purple fire fish and a diamond goby. Still looking for suggestions.

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    Aquatic art has purple firefish all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Tim View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen

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    It's not much to look at right now, but I'll take some when I get home. I have 1 AI 26 over the left side of the tank and a cheap-o LED light over the other side. My corals aren't liking that very much, and not many made the trip over.

    I have some rock up for grabs that is still soaking in salt water and algae if anyone wants a nitrogen problem or algae for grazers.

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    I also need a super long feeder for my corals at the bottom. BRS did a Facebook group buy, so I'm going to try to snag one.

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