Stock list suggestions

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  1. lappiesreef

    lappiesreef

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    Hi Guys

    Can you please help with a suggested list of fish for my 4FT L tank (40cm deep).
    I'm planning on lots of life rock, maybe start with a few shrooms and xenia.
    So maybe partail reef :blushing: with nice fish...

    Oh and other planned specs that might influence the list:
    3 ft L sump
    3 ft refugium (semi above tank).

    I want to research the fish list while I wait for the tank to cycle ;)
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    My list would be.
    Pair of Perc clowns
    Pair of Black Caps(may have to be patient here)
    3 Cardinals
    4 Chromis
    1 Dwarf angel
    1 of the smaller tangs
     
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    lappiesreef Thread Starter

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    Thanks Alan

    I don't know what back caps are?

    The rest I had on my own list :) I was thinking coral beauty as darf? Good choice or would a jumping bean or flame be better?
     
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    Alan, in my list (also a four foot) you advised against a tang in a tank smaller than 1.8m?
     
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    lappiesreef Thread Starter

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    Hey Moz

    My tank is 4FT L so almost 2 X 4ft cuttin out the corner bit...
    I think that is more than 2 m total or is my math leading me to shame?
     
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    Ok I'm lost, when we talk about tank size the length generally to the front viewing pane, if the front glass is 1200mmx400mm then the tank is 4 foot.

    As for fish, I don't think you can go wrong with a blenny, great charaters.
     
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    lappiesreef Thread Starter

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    Now I'm also getting confused :blushing:
    Maybe it is the L thing. That L is the shape of the tank not length.
    So it is 1200 mm x 400 mmm on the one leg of the L shape and then again on the other leg. Does that make sense?

    Does the size of the sump and fuge play a role in the stocking?
     
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    Oops, sorry I thought the L ment length.:whistling:
     
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    Cool ;) At least now we know how big the thing is.
    Although I haven't seen it yet. Moolis and Shawn is still building it...
     
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    Hi Lappiesreef - I would definitely second Alan's list. You can look at the bristle tooth tang, or perhaps even chocolate or mimic tang......

    Also - perhaps fire goby's always look nice - and are also great characters.... Watchmen blenny's.... Yellow/Orange spotted shrimp goby's....

    Once your tank is cycled and have enough pods to sustain it, you can also look at a mandarin - GREAT little fish - you should have more than enough live rock and DSB / refugium to sustain the little beautiful fish.....
     
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    lappiesreef Thread Starter

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    Thanks J

    The manderin was on my wish list :) I love them...

    What about stuff like shrimps and crabs?

    I'll definately keep the fire coby's in mind as well. Is my system big enough for a group or should I keep one single?
     
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    Sorry Moz you are 100% correct, but we were discussing the normal tangs and i still stand by that, where a powder blue, yellow, Naso etc i would not suggest less than 1.8m. I am also aware that people do put tangs into the smaller systems as they are good aldae grazers and that is why i would recommend one of the smaller tangs from the begining, ie the Kole tang which would settle in a 4 ft, infact one of my favourite tangs the Tomini Fire Tang would survive in a 4ft. Again sorry for the confusion, my bad.
     
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    I like the look of the Kole tang. Can't find a pick of the Tomini tang. Will dig more...
     
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    lappiesreef Thread Starter

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    Is this the one?
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    that is the very fellow, li'l beauty too:)
     
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