stocking my tank

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  1. werner5

    werner5

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    hey guys i have a 550 liter tank here are the dimensions
    length 1500
    height 615
    width 600

    i have an idea of the livestock that i want to add

    1x naso tang
    1x yellow tang
    2x clown fish
    2x banggai cardinals
    1x mandarin
    1x royal gamma

    will this work for a reef tank and if you have other stocking ideas please share i am open to all suggestions thanx in advance ;):peroni:
     
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  3. viper357

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    Stock list looks fine, apart from the Mandarin, they need very mature tanks with about 30 to 40kg of live rock and with a good population of live pods to sustain them, unless you can find one that readily eats frozen or prepared foods or you can feed it live brine shrimp to help it, so best to leave that fish for last if your tank is new, I would recommend waiting about a year before getting one.
     
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    that stock list looks fine for the bigger fish you can have. I agree with viper regarding the mandarin, wait untill the tanks matuired before adding that fish.

    i would look at different types of goby's or other sand dwelling fish. Yasha goby with symbiotic shrimp for example, would be nice....but there are a number of fish in this area you can have a look at.

    i would also look at adding a lawn mower blennie or a midas blennie, maybe a tailspot blennie would be good too.

    you could also have alook at some of the dwarf angles which although not strictly reef safe are often a calculated risk worth taking. A flame angel, or jumping bean, maybe even a potters for example would look good in there.
     
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    a fox face might also be good to have
     
  6. werner5

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    thanx guys defnitly going to leave the mandarin till the tank is matured i would like to add a flame angel but i am scared that it will start nipping my corals
     
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