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I'm setting up a 400 liter tank. If you could pick one fish wich isn't too pricy as a show fish for a tank this size what would you choose?
 
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Wow that must be one of the toughest questions. Comes down to taste. My favorite fish are Angel's, Wrasse and triggers. They have the most personality in my opinion

It all comes down to your budget. And how thin you want your ice to be on the red safe spectrum.

Angel's you cant go wrong with any genicanthus species. As they are reef safe just I find they dont have the same personality. So would rather go for Regal angel but they are super tough.

Triggers. Blue throat pair is just magnificent. And super friendly and 100% reef safe.

Wrasse and anampes is awesome and fairy wrasse are stunners
 
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I love blue throat triggers. Will a regal angle outgrow my tank at some stage. Would you be able to give me an idea on price of blue throat triggers and regal angles?
 
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Blue Throats range from 750 - 1000 each.

Regal Angel's - yellow belly ranges from 1500 - 3000
Grey bellies are cheaper
 
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Do you think I could keep a pair of blue throat triggers, my blue tang and a powder blue and them 3 or 4 small fish? Or do you think this will be too much if I'm only running a large algae scrubber?
 
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Do you think I could keep a pair of blue throat triggers, my blue tang and a powder blue and them 3 or 4 small fish? Or do you think this will be too much if I'm only running a large algae scrubber?
Is your algae scrubber your only form of export? Triggers give off quite a large amount of bioload. But hey @hotdog83 has had almost 100 fish in his RSM 650. With large triggers, tangs, angels and puffers. But once your bioload starts hitting those heights it is very hard work to maintain and a small issue can become a large 1.

But to go back to your question I rate it would be fine.
 

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I hear a rumour Toothless is now in a tank in Pretoria where people can pay to see him?:whistling:
 

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Is your algae scrubber your only form of export? Triggers give off quite a large amount of bioload. But hey @hotdog83 has had almost 100 fish in his RSM 650. With large triggers, tangs, angels and puffers. But once your bioload starts hitting those heights it is very hard work to maintain and a small issue can become a large 1.

But to go back to your question I rate it would be fine.
This is good advice, can up the bioload considerably above the norm, but then you are living on the edge, one small thing going wrong and you will lose fish.
 
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Is your algae scrubber your only form of export? Triggers give off quite a large amount of bioload. But hey @hotdog83 has had almost 100 fish in his RSM 650. With large triggers, tangs, angels and puffers. But once your bioload starts hitting those heights it is very hard work to maintain and a small issue can become a large 1.

But to go back to your question I rate it would be fine.
Yes the algae scrubber will be my only nutrient export, that and water changes. Maybe I drop the triggers and only have the powder blue tang and blue tang along with a few small fish, will make maintenance easier, although I do love triggers
 
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I think it is time for a small update
I hear a rumour Toothless is now in a tank in Pretoria where people can pay to see him?:whistling:
Some rumours are true.

What was one of the saddest days I've had. Toothless was just getting too big and was becoming a danger to himself with rockfalls. So after almost 3 years it was time Toothless left the nest and went to find his own apartment (Proud Daddy when you see your kids grow up).

He 1st tried to get in at Ushaka Aquarium in Durban but was refused due to not being a South African resident as he comes from Indonesia. He had the same issue at Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. Fianlly Pretoria Zoo took him in where he was well looked after. Due to sharks not taking medication very well he was not put through any qt. The curator of the aquarium acclimated Toothless for well over 2 hours ensuring he was ready for his new home with another bamboo shark.

That 1st night was the worst. 6pm came and he was not swimming around. It became real but I know his in good hands. My biggest worry was that he would not be hand fed and would need to try find his food. But the sharks are all hand fed at the aquarium and each one monitored that they receive enough food.

If you guys go past the aquarium please go say high to Toothless. He is the greyer of the two bamboo sharks.

Just want to say Thanks to @hotdog83 for helping me catch him ensure his safety. Not many people in this world would leave work mid morning and help catch a shark in corporate clothing.

Below is just a few of the photos taken. Once I get time to get the other ones I will post them.

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Yes the algae scrubber will be my only nutrient export, that and water changes. Maybe I drop the triggers and only have the powder blue tang and blue tang along with a few small fish, will make maintenance easier, although I do love triggers
Throw in some matrix stones and get the triggers :thumbup:
 
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I agree, I would get Xanthichthys triggers before a powder blue, they are much less aggressive than a powder blue and has much nicer personality IMO.
And much hardier. Once a trigger is tank acclimated even a petrol dip will battle to kill it
 
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I agree, I would get Xanthichthys triggers before a powder blue, they are much less aggressive than a powder blue and has much nicer personality IMO.
Should I just skip the powder blue all together then?
 

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