180 gallon fowlr stocking

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  1. stickman87

    stickman87 Active Member

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    Hello I am setting up a 180 and want to do a predator tank and was wondering about some stocking ideas. It will have a 75 gallon sump and half of that will be a refugium and marine pure blocks to help reduce nutrients. Looking for compatability for triggers eels and puffers. Thanks
     
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    Australian harlequin tusk...just do it.
     
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    My first 5 years of sw tanks were fowlr.

    My stocking was:

    Blonde naso tang
    Picasso trigger
    Porcupine puffer
    Lunar wrasse
    Saddle back butterfly
    Black back butterfly
    Sharp tail eel
     
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    Any issues with ich with those?
     
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    Of course. However I do not believe in qt, so take that how you will. Never have lost fish in 11 years due to not qt’ing.

    Ich, velvet, etc are much more common these days than back then.

    If your new to the hobby however I would suggest qt’ing all your livestock first to observe and treat accordingly if necessary to avoid fish death and money lost.
     
  6. stickman87

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    I've had a 125 gallon reef tank for a few years but I want one dedicated to predators lol so I don't have to worry about them killing expensive corals but I'm with you on that I've never quarantined any of my fish I have in my reef tank either but have never had them get ich either.
     
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    lion king Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    Give us an idea of what you like, my key to keeping predator tanks is to not overcrowd. A couple of triggers, an angel, a tang, a puffer, and the eel.
     
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    Was thinking a Koran angel, blue tang, sailfin tang, blue throat trigger and an eel, maybe a loin fish
     
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    Miniatus Grouper!
    Threadfin Snapper!

    I had both and loved them :)
     
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    Would a grouper be ok in a 180? I did want one but was not sure if it was a good idea or not
     
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    I think that would be appropriate :)
    I had a Veil tail in a 20 for 2 years. And a Louti and a Miniatus in a 55 gal FOWLR. You should be good :)
     
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    Clown or Niger trigger would be nice.
     
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