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Valentini89
06/11/2017, 02:55 PM
Hi. So I'm planning a new tank and I'm visualizing 48*30*30, that puts it at 174g. The tank will be custom made and drilled with dual overflows, or one central overflow. I'm a good way out (9 mos+) from completion of this. I'm just taking it slow and doing it right. So far my components list looks like this:

Lighting (Hamilton​ cebu sun MH/T5 48")
Sump (trigger systems Ruby elite 36")
Return pump (EcoTech undetermined size)
Protein skim (reef Octopus 150 classic)
Wave makers (current usa system)
Chiller (1/2h penguin)
Heater (won Bros HT 1500w)
Ruby 10g ATO box
ATO undetermined
Dosing pump undetermined
Ruby dosing boxes
Inkbird

Well that's it so far.. anything I'm forgetting other than test kit/refrac/salt the obvious, lmk..

as for stocking list:

Yellow longnose butterfly
Pearlscale butterfly
Pajama cardinal (3)
Tang
Striped dogface or purcupine puffer
Yellowtail blue dmsl x5
Foxface rabbitfish
Koran or emperor angelfish
Bicolor angelfish
Flame angelfish

scooter31707
06/12/2017, 10:25 AM
I know it's a 174 gallon, but by it being a cube it will still limit your options. IMO, I recommend cutting those particular puffers, large angelfish, longnose butterfly (borderline), and depending what tang off the list.

Valentini89
06/12/2017, 12:59 PM
I know it's a 174 gallon, but by it being a cube it will still limit your options. IMO, I recommend cutting those particular puffers, large angelfish, longnose butterfly (borderline), and depending what tang off the list.

What should the dimensions be to have those fish?

Valentini89
06/12/2017, 08:34 PM
Anybody?

scooter31707
06/13/2017, 12:47 PM
Depends what Tang and Large Angel you are looking at. Take a look at www.liveaquaria.com and do some research on those fish on your list.

Valentini89
06/13/2017, 04:30 PM
Depends what Tang and Large Angel you are looking at. Take a look at www.liveaquaria.com and do some research on those fish on your list.

Thanks.. looks like my 48" is turning into a 60-72"

Valentini89
06/22/2017, 03:32 PM
So it appears the general consensus is to purchase some live and mostly dry rock. BRS has some nice looking dry rock, shelf pieces, etc. Anyone have experience with them?