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Old 12/16/2007, 10:53 AM
Pierce Pierce is offline
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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fish plan for my 600

Here is my list for my tank. What do you think. Its not set in stone so feel free to give your opinion or advice.

tank details are:
tank size 10' x 3' x 3'
refugium is a 70 g plumbed into a 150 g in basement fish room
uv sterilizer
500 lbs big pieces live rock, no rubble
current livestock
4 heniochus (bannerfish)
1 sailfin tang
1 kole tang
1 watchmen goby
1 royal gramma
1 foxface

my wish list
7 anthias (bartlett)
6 yellow tangs (will be ordering them very small and will have them in a test tank to see how they get along so I can change them out with 6 others if these dont get along)
1 flame angel
1 blue tang
1 powderblue tang
1 blonde naso tang
10 or 15 assorted small gobies
2 clowns

So what do you think? A lot I know, but will be adding them slowly
Also not planning difficult corals, just a lot of LPS and anemones
I do have some corals in there now and the heniochus dont touch them
Old 12/17/2007, 02:42 AM
MarkusII MarkusII is offline
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Location: Austria
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Hello Pierce,

large tank; these fish should go in most probably.
would recomend you the following:
royal gramma: give him one or more mates
flame angel - put a pair in
anthias - take a bigger group - would recomend 10 to 15
gobies - really that amount? - would go for about two pairs.
and would recomend some wrasses as well:
one or a pair of cleaner wrasses (Labroides dimidiatus ) and one or two other pairs.
I take care of an oval 660g tank and have there a pair of each of the following:
Bodianus bimaculatus and Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura.
And eventually consider hawkfishes.....
the powderblue may be a difficult fish to keep

This is the stock of the tank - although a lot of them I did not put in but a dealer (therefore I would not have put in the vlamingiis - they get to large, the imperator, the single frenatus as well as the powderblue - although he is doing astonishingly well):
1 Chromis viridis (initially there where 16 but the others where cilled when the skimmer went crazy overnight and salinity went down to allmost 0 - the installation done by someone else before me was wrong; I will not replace them but go for a group of anthias in near future)
2 Amphiprion occelaris
1 Amphiprion frenatus
1 Labroides dimidiatus
1 Chrysiptera talboti
1 Siganus unimaculatus
1 Zebrasoma xanthurum
2 Naso vlamingii
9 Zebrasoma flavescens
1 Pomacanthus imperator
1 Acanthurus leucosternon
1 Chelmon rostratus
1 Paracanthurus hepatus
1 Zebrasoma veliferum
2 Centropyge bispinosa
2 Neocirrhites armatus
2 Bodianus bimaculatus
2 Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura
They have much space to swim due to the oval tank and the set up of the rocks.


Old 12/17/2007, 03:03 AM
uscharalph uscharalph is offline
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Wow 600 gallons. drool!!!
Ralph Mendoza Jr.
Long Beach, CA

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