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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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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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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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1 of the smaller tangs
Alan, in my list (also a four foot) you advised against a tang in a tank smaller than 1.8m?
 
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Alan, in my list (also a four foot) you advised against a tang in a tank smaller than 1.8m?
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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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?
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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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.
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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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?
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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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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Alan, in my list (also a four foot) you advised against a tang in a tank smaller than 1.8m?
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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