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    New FOWLR Stocking ideas

    I am getting a 125 gallon FOWLR tank drilled and put together by a LFS by my house. Its going to have 2 - 36" T5's a wet/dry skimmer/filter a 1500gph pump and in general custom built piping for everything. I already keep a low end marine (SG 1.016) tank with some monos and mollies but I want to do something different. Keep in mind I will be a beginner to saltwater and there will probably be a bit of a learning curve. I've looked at a lot of reefkeeping posts and general SW discussion but it is overwhelming so I've come here for some useful input.
    Open to any ideas I want to go with a relatively non-aggressive tank, one day I would also like to upgrade to reef so I would like to keep that in mind when stocking. But that will be some time because lighting is quite expensive and I would like to learn a bit more about SW setups.

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    I got a 6' with 3x MH for only $400. Then you can go reef now. Just saying. Fish wise a lot of Tangs are not aggressive and can be kept with corals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darbex View Post
    Fish wise a lot of Tangs are not aggressive and can be kept with corals.
    Depends on the tang.
    Many are aggressive toward their own kind/ genus. Some won't be able to take the abuse. You need to look them up if you want to keep them.

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    I am sorry I should have been more specific. Like many fish like cichlids Tangs are conspecific aggressive. But a lot of different tangs can be kept together.

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    Well I have an idea for an aggressive tank setup for my FOWLR. My friend and I collaborated and came up with this basic stocking list:

    1x Snowflake Moray
    1x Radiatus Lionfish
    1x Harlequin Tuskfish
    1x Dragon Wrasse

    Anyone have any variations on that to work with? I think I am going to give up on converting to coral one day and just buy a whole new tank for that setup. So feel free to throw any crazy ideas my way that you guys may have!
    Last edited by Kenneth; 03-13-2011 at 03:06 PM.

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    Lots of wrasse and large quantity of shoaling fish.... Maybe anthias

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    One of the most beautiful schooling fish there is in saltwater is the golden butterfly! If I ever keep salt again, that is what I will strive for.

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