220 Gallon Reef Display Tank

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This is a thread to document my BF’s 220 gallon Display Tank. He got it up and running in January of 2022, he let it cycle and the we started adding rock and corals and fish.
There are a variety of corals and multiple fish.
The Fish include:
1 Purple Tang
3 Sailfin Tangs
1 Tomini Tang
2 Fire Clownfish
1 Leopard Wrasse
1 Mystery Wrasse
1 Cleaner Wrasse
1 Orange Back Fairy Wrasse
1 Yellow Coris Wrasse
1 Melanarus Wrasse
1 Barnale Blenny
1 Clown Goby
The Inverts include a Sand sifting starfish, a Halloween Urchin, Several Conchs, lots of hermit crabs, some turbo snails and Astria snails.
will post more details later.
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September 24th 2022

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Yes we know, 4 Zebrasomas, 3 of which are sailfins GASP
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Looks great
What was the secret to adding the 5 tangs peacefully ?
Thanks so much. He has worked really hard on this tank and it looks so good.

this is how we added our tangs (all of them came from petco) GASP. We purchased the 3 sailfins and tomini as babies and the purple tang was already a adult size, so he was much bigger than the rest. We put them all in a 75 gallon quarantine tank together and ran copper through it. So they were all put into quarantine at the same time and since the purple was the largest out of all the zebrasomas he naturally became the leader of the pack. They all get along. Sailfins in the wild are naturally schooling fish so we decided to get 3 of them rather than 2, but all the while knowing it may not work out. We also feed them very heavily. They get 2 sheets of nori a day, plus are fed frozen fish food 2-3 times a day a mixture of different kinds of frozen food.
 
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Thanks so much. He has worked really hard on this tank and it looks so good.

this is how we added our tangs (all of them came from petco) GASP. We purchased the 3 sailfins and tomini as babies and the purple tang was already a adult size, so he was much bigger than the rest. We put them all in a 75 gallon quarantine tank together and ran copper through it. So they were all put into quarantine at the same time and since the purple was the largest out of all the zebrasomas he naturally became the leader of the pack. They all get along. Sailfins in the wild are naturally schooling fish so we decided to get 3 of them rather than 2, but all the while knowing it may not work out. We also feed them very heavily. They get 2 sheets of nori a day, plus are fed frozen fish food 2-3 times a day a mixture of different kinds of frozen food.
That’s amazing !
I wouldn’t dare attempting to add any lte tangs now that everyone has been settled for over 2 years .
the last tang added was the sailfin .
He was bullied pretty bad by the yellow and surprisingly the juv emperor angel
 

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Beautiful fish community!!
 
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