Best fish for 200l tank

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  1. Duimpies

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    Hi Guys , what would be the best fish for a 200l tank ?
    Not sure weather i want a reef tank , or just a fish only tank( with live rock )
    Tank is a cube + sump
    600l x 500w x 600h
    your views will be ppreciated
     
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    For a tank that size you could look at some of the following:

    clownfish
    blennies
    pyjama cardinals
    banggai cardinals
    firefish
    clown goby's
    neon goby's
    royal gramma
     
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    how many fish could i keep ?
     
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    2 clownfish
    1 blenny
    2 cardinals
    1 yellow clown goby

    They are all small fish so I reckon 5-7 small fish should be fine. Bear in mind you're also going to probably have snails and hermit crabs and shrimps, so you have to be careful not to have too much of a bioload, especially to begin with, once you have put rock and corals in you should be able to judge how many fish will be comfortable.
     
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    wouldnt one be able to keep a dwarf angle as well ?
     
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    Yip would could keep a dwarf angel no problem. Viper is probably spot on with about 7 fish as your tank is closer on the 180L mark than 200L. I used to have 9 in my 200L, of which at least half were a mix of goby's a more bottom dwelling fish.

    With that size tank I would go with corals, you would get bored with just fish in a tank that size imo. Need some corals to bring some colour and life to it, and just have the fish more to add a bit of movement to the tank. Just my feelings from having a similar sized system in the past.
     
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    great , i would think soft corals would be the easiest ?
     
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    Yes definately the easiest for someone new to the hobby, although one or two LPS are pretty forgiving and easy enough to keep once you get the hang of things.
     
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    Just 2 fish for me, maybe breeding pair Clowns. Too many fish pooping not good as the nutrient levels rises quite a bit. The tank will be much easier to mantain thats if you dont have the time. I noticed corals do even better with less fish. people say that corals eat fish poo well thats a whole lot of crap they speaking.
     
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    I love clowns. im going to have a pair of clowns in my tank with soft corals :)
     
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    what size tank do you have Xereo ?
     
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    I have a 200l :)
     
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    My Custom cube! First marine experience! :p - Page 5 - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    i have 21 fish in this tank... but i stocked VERY slowly and made sure everything was over-rated for the tank, and i tested my water often!... just putting it out there :thumbup:
     
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    My dreamtank, not my ultimate! But hopefully my next tank. Around 250lt. For the centerpiece a small kole tang, about 5 green chromis, a sunburst anthias and maybe a clown wrasse. And for coral, just a huge monti cap! Ah if only...
     
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    I know if I had a 200L I would definetly want a six line wrasse.
    But thats just me. What about a Bicoulor blennie?
     
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    Its fine balance hey
     
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