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Filtration Master
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PostPosted: 2005.03.16(Wed)21:01    Post subject: Is this good..... Reply with quote

90 Gallon Saltwater Tank Stocked with the following

1-Zebra Moray Eel.
1-Powder Blue Tang
1-Anntenna Lionfish
1-Pixie Hawkfish

Filtration System
20G Sump w/Bio-Balls
Berlin Protien Skimmer
Fluval 204
AquaClear 150
Numerous Hagen Powerheads
Return Pump-Iwaki 30RLT(Japenese)
Live Sand
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PostPosted: 2005.03.16(Wed)21:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could be reasonably successful with the fish selection you mention. I am not a big fan of keeping the Powder Blue Tang in aquariums of less than 6 foot in length, due to the vast amount of territory this species occupies in nature. You would be best to select a Zebrasoma sp. of Tang, such as the Yellow Tang or Sailfin Tang. The Tang is actually a bit out of place in this setup. Perhaps you would consider a more hardy species such as a Niger or Picasso Trigger?
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PostPosted: 2005.03.16(Wed)22:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I probably choose the Niger trigger
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PostPosted: 2005.03.17(Thu)8:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could lose the Fluval without any problems. Just another nutrient trap.
The zebra is a great choice, my favorite moray by far, just make sure it's feeding; they like chunked raw shrimp. Agree about the powder blue; Hepatis tang would be better if you must have a tang, or opt for a large clarkii or tomato clown (A. bicinctus, frenatus, etc.) for a blast of hardy color. You are wise to have a species plan, very good.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.19(Sat)10:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Final Lineup is this
Zebra Moray Eel
CopperBand Butterfly Fish
Yellow Tang
Powder Blue Tang
Maroon Clownfish
Bulb Anenome
Live Sand
Skeleton Coral
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PostPosted: 2005.03.19(Sat)13:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would avoid the powder blue and copperband, both can be problematic.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.19(Sat)19:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

So should I choose bettwen the 2 which one I want?
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PostPosted: 2005.03.19(Sat)22:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Filtration Master wrote:
The Final Lineup is this
Zebra Moray Eel
CopperBand Butterfly Fish
Yellow Tang
Powder Blue Tang
Maroon Clownfish
Bulb Anenome
Live Sand
Skeleton Coral


This entire setup sounds like a very bad idea for an intermediate hobbyist. The species selection for this tank would present a challenge even to the advisors of this forum, so I would suggest you take a very close look at the list. The Copperband is a very difficult fish to keep and will probably have compatability issues with the Yellow Tang. The Powder Blue Tang simply needs more space than your aquarium allows. The Bulb Anenemoe is definately not the direction you want to go. Anenomes have proven very difficult to keep long term for the most experienced experts in the hobby, and certainly do not need to be a part of any casual setup. The Bulb is no exception to this.

The only thing I suggest you keep is the Maroon Clown and your filtration selection. Other than that, I would start from scratch with your plans.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.20(Sun)13:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very excpierenced hobbyist as I have taken care of saltwater fish and freshwater for about 11 years. I have kept a regal angel for 2 years until it died on me. My tank is 90G, I have an excellent filtration system and I know what I am doing. Yes, I agree the Copperband is difficult and the Powder Blue will have arguments but I will probably choose between them
So as it stands now.
Zebra Moray Eel
Maroon Clownfish
Yellow Tang
Bulb Anenome
CopperBand or Powder Blue
Trust me I know what I am doing.
When I started this topic I wanted to hear opinions, And I thank you for them. I understand also that you are excpierenced because of your input, but like I said I know what I am Doing. But I will Most likely choose the Powder Blue due to the fact that coppers pic on Anemones Very Happy
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