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Stocking My 125

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Monkey Man Zero, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Monkey Man Zero

    Monkey Man Zero Inactive User

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    My 125 gallon reef has:


    200 lbs live rock

    150 lbs live sand


    PH 8.2

    Gravity 1.024

    Ammonia 0

    Nitrite 0

    Nitrates 10 ppm and dropping

    PH 8.3


    Moon Coral

    Torch Coral

    Green Mushrooms

    Hammer Coral

    Hybrid Frogspawn


    2 Yellowtailed Blue Damsels

    1 Dragon Goby

    1 Yellowheaded Sleeper Goby


    300 Gallon rated Pro-Clear Wet/Dry with skimmer filled with live rock

    20 Gallon Refugium with Chaeto, Halimeda, and Caulerpa


    After a poorly informed decision to start with Damsels I have all but 2
    out of the tank. I took all of my rock work out and still 2 of them
    lived in the rock out of water for 15 minutes. They are there to stay.


    I want to start stocking the tank with new fish. The list follows in
    order of addition, keeping in mind a 2 week interval between additions.


    6 Green Chromis


    4 Percula Clowns

    1 Mandarin Dragonnet ( I have taken steps to ensure feeding. Lots of
    pods on the rock at night. Arcti-Pods to supplement and starting to
    produce my own phyto and pods at home. Been feeding DT's to the tank
    for months)


    2 Royal Gammas


    1 Purple Tang


    What are your opinions?
     
  2. Travis

    Travis Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    Go with one royal gramma and you have a great plan.
     
  3. Monkey Man Zero

    Monkey Man Zero Inactive User

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    Thanks, my main concern was the Damsels with the Clowns. My hope is that having the clowns outsize the Damsels and in greater numbers, will keep the Damsels in line.
     
  4. JB Veteran Reefkeeper

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    I'd find a new home for a couple of your clowns... More than 2 is a crowd and they will most likely start to fight.

    -JB
     
  5. Travis

    Travis Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    Posted By jbrunken on 10/29/2008 04:45 PM
    I'd find a new home for a couple of your clowns... More than 2 is a crowd and they will most likely start to fight.
    -JB
    LOL, I am ashamed that I missed that...  In a 125 you may get by with 2 pairs of clowns, but definatly not 2 pair of the same type.  If you did a pair of skunk clowns with your pair of ocellaris you might get by with it.
     
  6. Monkey Man Zero

    Monkey Man Zero Inactive User

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    Thanks guys. I've got time on my hands, so I may just do 2 percula clowns and research another species. Any suggestions? If I go two pair, I like the Black Clowns, but I'll have to read up on them.
     
  7. Travis

    Travis Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    You could try black saddle backs, but black false perculas are the same as orange ocellaris and you may have a war on your hands and end up with one mixed pair.
     
  8. Monkey Man Zero

    Monkey Man Zero Inactive User

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    Thanks again for the advice. The Chromis are in the tank now and aside from a tense 1st night, they have been able to keep the Damsels down and the tank has been peaceful. I expect another brief turf war in a couple of weeks when the clowns go in. I'm going to use that distraction to get the Mandarin into the rocks.
     

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