Weigh in (Part Deaux) ....

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  1. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    Ok... I've taken everyone's advice and thoughts and narrowed the field and added a couple new candidates. Any more thoughts? Again -- 112 gallon 30x30x30 SPS and Chalice tank. Who still needs to go so I can narrow the candidates.

    Non-wrasse:

    Regal Angelfish 10” Semi-Aggressive
    Kole Tang 7” Semi-Agressive
    Ruby Red Dragonet X3 (or 4) 3” Peaceful
    Blue Reef Chromis (X5) for a little shoaling action 5” Peaceful
    Bartlett Anthias x3 3.5” Semi-Aggressive
    Borbonius anthias 6” Semi-Aggressive
    Royal Gramma 3” Peaceful
    Copperband Butterfly 8” Peaceful
    Swissguard Basslet 3” Semi-Aggressive
    Swalesi Basslet 3” Semi-Aggressive

    Wrasses:

    Flame wrasse 4” Peaceful
    McCoskin's Flasher 3” Peaceful
    Carpenter 3” Peaceful
    Cleaner 5” Peaceful
    Mystery 4” Semi-Aggressive
    Exquisite fairy 5” Peaceful
    Whipfin Fairy 3.5” Peaceful
    Ruby Red Fairy 5” Peaceful
    Blue Star Leopard (Male and Female) 5” Peaceful
    Black Leopard 4” Peaceful
    Melanurus 4” Peaceful
    Rhomboidalis (Golden) 4.5” Peaceful
     
  2. tankguy

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    Kole tang , red dragon , blue star leopard and rhomboid. Those are a few of my favorites
     
  3. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

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    I would pass on the regal and the dragonet.

    It's gonna be hard to feed the dragonet with that many pod eating wrasses.

    The regal MAY nip at sps and prevent PE during the day and possibly stunt growth.


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  4. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Good call on those -- keep it coming!
     
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    My thought on the dragonets though was to get ORA's which eat processed food
     
  6. Vhuang168

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    You will have to feed them separately or feed so heavily that they can manage to get bits that float to them. With that many fish in a 110, there won't be many scraps that will fall to them.


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  7. euod

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    I would do them all with the exception of mystery and Royal gramma
     
  8. Bruce Spiegelman

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    I'm not putting all those in! That's just the list that I'll be paring down from. However, you make a great point!
     
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    euod Supporting Member

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    Vhuang168 got me hooked on MacNeil and yellow assessors that I have quite a few now.
     
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    Lol! They are awesome! Made the mistake of adding a Splendid Dottyback. Now I hardly see them. :(


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  11. scuzy

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    Flames wrasses are one of my favorites
     
  12. Coral reefer

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    No regal. Royal gramma yes. One of my favs.
     
  13. Bruce Spiegelman

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    What's wrong with Mysteries?
     
  14. Bruce Spiegelman

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    As to the Regal I was hoping for one nice "show fish" in there as well. I know a lot of SPS tanks do have Regals. Is that mostly in larger, more established tanks with larger colonies (to spread around the polyp nipping?)
     
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    I have never seen my regal nip any of my corals
     
  16. Bruce Spiegelman

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    P.S. This is what happens when your tank is 3 weeks overdue from being delivered. You spend your evenings working up fish wish lists.
     
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  17. Coral reefer

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    You seem to not care about non/sort of reef safe fish though. Most people don't like to take that risk
     
  18. Coral reefer

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    Just kidding...kind of. I hope it stays safe for you.
     
  19. Bruce Spiegelman

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    I've added one to my list!
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    I tend to have bad luck getting mean mystery wrasses and royal gramma and therefore I just stay away from them. They are beautiful fish as well as six lines but not worth the headache.
     

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