Fowlr advice and opinions pls.

Discussion in 'Fish Only Tanks, Predator Tanks' started by Evo R, 15 Jul 2011.

  1. Evo R

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    Hey guys.

    Im helping a friend setup a fowlr shop dispaly tank, but need some advice and sugestions.

    The tank: Lenght either 1.2 or 1.5 m
    Whith:450mm or 500mm max.
    Height: 450mm to 600mm max.

    What could one keep in such a medium size tank.Angels and tangs would be ideel but species and amount may be a problem.

    Then Filtraion wise i was thinking in the line of a over rated skimmer and phos & carbon reactor and or a NP reactor.

    Flow.....mediumish??

    And lastly lighting. Was thinking 2 to 4 T5's should be more than enough. But what rating to go for, as we want the colours of the LS to really stand out.

    O and the tank will be sort of a room devider with 3 viewing sides.

    Any advise or suggestions would be welcomed!!
     
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  3. Mastazee

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    in my opinion if it is 3 side view able take the wider width and have the live rock in the middle giving the fish swimming space nearer to all the viewing points.

    Also for tangs take the longer option

    i had a fish only 1.2lx700hx450w with a hopar t5unit witch had 2blue and 2white tubes really brings the fish out
     
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    Lr will be in the center lenght wise to "force" the fish to swim near the glass.
    500mm with is the max for safty reasons. We dont want people bumping chairs and tables against the tank.

    Do you have any pics of your fowlr tank?
    What was your stocking list?
     
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    Unfortunately i dont have pics from what i can remember i had a scopus tang, sailfin tang, batfish, nigger trigger, picasso trigger, cleaner wrasse, maroon clown koran angel. That is all that i can remeber
     
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    Personally i would go for all the smaller more rare fish instead of 4 or 5 larger species. You could make look very colourful and busy.
     
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    What would be a good stock list if i was to go with more smaller fish, instead of the 2 or 3 angels and 2 tangs and a butterfly or 2 ??
     
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    This tank is there to please the general public. MOst people cant tell the difference between a rare fish and a common one so you might as well get some small easy to keep, brightly coloured common fish..like damsels.
     
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