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Old 01/01/2008, 04:47 PM   #1
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Stocking Questions

I'm setting up my first ever reef tank (210G) and am planning for mostly LPS and anemones. For my fish list I've put together the following plan and am hoping for some feedback as to order and compatability.

One Fridmani Pseudochromis (wife's pick)
Two Clarkii Clownfish
One Yellowstrip Maroon Clown
Four Spotted Cardinal Fish
Two Green Mandarin (male and female)
One foxface Lo
One Flame Hawkfish
One Orangeshoulder Tang
One Blue Tang
One Naso Tang
One Sailfin Tang
One Powderblue Tang
One Kole Yellow Eye Tang


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Old 01/01/2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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Can't tell you much about all of the tangs, but I don't think that mixing clownfish is a great idea....you may want to check on the clownfish forum.

Oh, and you may want to add a cool algae blenny to the list. My favorite fish!!

Have fun! What a great size for a "first" tank!!

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Old 01/01/2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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probably too many tangs in a 210. Most of them can grow to at least 1' in length and they can be very aggressive, especially conspecifics (same shape). How about adding maybe a dwarf angel. And I also agree about the clowns. I think the maroons are the most agressive ones.

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Old 01/01/2008, 09:39 PM   #4
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Way Way to many tangs. Your tank is sure to be a war zone if you try this. Most tangs don't get along and many get very large. Heres a good link for tangs here on RC http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=739380 You probably could get away with a few clowns in a 210g. And I would research every fish because some like the foxface lo can be very distructive to coral mostly to LPS and softies.


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Old 01/02/2008, 12:20 AM   #5
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Mixing clownfish is a risky endeavor in my opinion. Maroon clowns tend to be aggressive. Mixing several tangs (especially those with similar body shapes) can be difficult but is definitely possible. The only concern here regarding the tangs is the size; they get huge!

As for the mandarins, you should probably wait until your pod population is established.

Good luck!


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Old 01/02/2008, 12:36 AM   #6
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Drop the three of those tangs and pick those that will get along as ILoveReefer said, pick one or the other species of clowns, and your list is set....
I'm not sure about the mandarins with the Hawkfish though....


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Old 01/02/2008, 12:39 AM   #7
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Just to add, my Dad has a 210g with a Sohal, Sailfin, Powder brown, Regal, and Yellow tang. They all get along quite well.


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Old 01/02/2008, 12:43 AM   #8
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The orange shoulder, Naso, and blue tang might not get along too smoothly...too close in body shape...im not saying its impossible because i have seen it done...the Kole tang wont get as big as the rest youve listed...i have 1 in my tank right now along with a blue tang..the sailfin is one of the most peacefull ones you have on there..powder blues IME are pretty hard to keep...probobly not a good idea for a first fish..

I agree with everyone else saying not to mix clown species..maroons are pretty agressive, clarkis as well..

Make sure you have a sufficient food supply for the mandarin...plenty of live rock, a fuge, and a well established tank with good param. help...id hold off till the tank is a little more mature...unless you can get a pair that feeds on frozen foods, but its kinda hit or miss..

As for anemoneS... some people try not to put more than one species in the same tank...alot of chemical warfare goes on unseen..be carefull on your choice as well..ive had one take out a couple LPS when it decided to go on a stroll around the tank...make sure you can accomodate their needs, as they are from a different part of the reef as most LPS..

Other than that everything is cool....hope this helps..


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Old 01/02/2008, 11:00 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the feedback, I really appreciate it. Regarding Anemones and LPS, would you recommend the anemones go in first so they can find their spot and then put the LPS in after they're settled?


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Old 01/02/2008, 07:44 PM   #10
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Ya, that sounds like a good idea. Anemones can be pretty picky about there location. I'd let him find a good home before adding LPS.


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