SPS dominated Tank

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  1. Alfie

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    I am looking at starting 1.8m SPS dominated tank and would like to know what fish you guys would recommend for the long hual.
     
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    Mostly grazers like the tang/surgeon etc
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i prefer to go with the least possible fish due to keeping nutrients low.grazers (surgeouns and tangs) other fish like firegobys do well.you dont wanna add fish that need to fed alot as this will increase nutrients to there high metabolasim.this way you will get the best colouration out of your SPS IMO
     
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    sorry Sean,had the page open for sometime
     
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    Hey alfie welcome to sticksville, as the guy's have mentioned grazers and fish that could almost sustian themselves are ideal.

    My system has six fish three tangs and three dwarf wrasse.

    Good luck with the project.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Mekaeel, what would you consider the max amount of fish for a 1.8 x 650 x 650.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    when you say fow many fish,any specific species you have in mind?
     
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    Ok here is a list I have narrowed t down to.

    Tomini Tang
    Fox Face
    Lawnmower blenny
    Regal Tang
    Yellow Tang
    Lipstick Tang
    Black Longnose Surgeon
    Purple Tang
    Brown Surgeon
    Sailfin Tang
    Flame Angel
    Coral Beauty
    Rusty Angel

    My final choices will be from these I think.
     
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    This sounds like a case for the Tang Police...

    Alfie have you considered a copperband butterfly? (one eating aptasia hopefully)
     
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    Rory, I thought you were on your way to JHB already. As far CBB is concerned I have will try one at a later stage. I do believe it is difficult to get them to eat and I don't want to see it starve to death.
     
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    Nice choice of fish Alfie, are you looking at getting all of them or just some of them?
     
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    Viper eventually all. They are all good grazers and should only be beneficial to the tank
     
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    your fish list sounds good to me.just beware of the tang police though lol
     
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    LOL. yeah I will try to bribe them
     
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    try and make as many caves,crevices and towers,so each tang will find it own home and there wouldnt be much fighting over territory
     
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    Alfie Thread Starter

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    I am actually starting the scaping today. Will create as many as I can.
     
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    sounds good.my idea on my tank when i redo it will be 3 pyramids the centre being the tallest and each pyramid will have lotsa caves for the angels and tangs
     
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    I want to slope from one side to the other. with lots of caves etc all over. Got some fantastic LR.
     
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    well as long as theres enough caves and crevices aswell as enough swimming space they will be fine
     
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