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puffer21
02/20/2006, 02:12 PM
unforcunity we have to move. which means i need to move my 25 gallon tank and i was thinking about upgading to a 75 gallon. is that a good size tank. i would really like to have a porcupine puffer and two clowns and a domino damsel. would that all fit. do you have any good advice. i figured out that when i got my 25 gallon i made alot of bad chocies.what stuff would i need. i know i need a tank, heater skimmer, lights, cover, what are good brand names that are good but cheap.
thanks sammy:rollface:

puffer21
02/20/2006, 04:02 PM
anyone

Gooli
02/20/2006, 04:03 PM
is t his going to be a fish-only tank? fish with live rock? reef?

puffer21
02/20/2006, 04:06 PM
fish only

puffer21
02/20/2006, 04:11 PM
or what about a blue tang, two clowns, and a puffer

Gooli
02/20/2006, 04:12 PM
I started reefing almost 2 years ago and learned many things the hard way - if you listen to the right people and be patient, you won't have to....

#1 - get with the biggest tank you can - i kick myself daily for not getting a bigger tank than the 90G i got now.

#2 - puffer in reef - not a good idea since it will eat smaller fish and snails, crabs, etc...

#3 - no damsels dude - you're asking for trouble, they will drive other fish nuts

#4 - if you think "cheap" - you wont have a successful reef - sorry, that's the honest trurth

puffer21
02/20/2006, 04:18 PM
then what about a blue tang, and two clowns in a 75

Gooli
02/20/2006, 04:28 PM
i wouldn't personally put a blue tang in a 75 - they get big quick and like a lot of room. i gave mine away, and i have a 90g.
i would go with a yellow tang.

its a nice fish and i understand the urge, but i wouldnt do it.

puffer21
02/20/2006, 04:40 PM
ok

Joshthenosh
02/20/2006, 05:07 PM
no tangs unless u have at least a 1000 Gallon tank!

people sholdnt even ask if they can have tangs unless they live in the ocean!

i just saw a 120 gal tank vid with 10 tangs in it!

puffer21
02/20/2006, 05:53 PM
ok.