Corals for Butterfly aquarium

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  1. Stigigemla

    Stigigemla Well-Known Member

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    I am considering setting up a Butterfly tank of 66 gallons.
    But only live rock with the fishes will be a bit drab for me as an SPS fan.
    I plan for:
    Chaetodon collare, miliaris and rafflesi in the first hand.
    Lunula, melannotus, mertensii, punctatofasciatus, tinkeri and rafflesi as the second choice.
    And maybe some others. 1 - 2 angels will also probably fit in as well as an "old" flavescens surgeon.
    11 years in my tanks and looks like just imported but is a bit calmer.
    Around 10 Chromis acares is planned to pick up the particles from food that the missing corals cant take.
    Anyone having an idea of which corals would have the best chanses?
    Or if there are similar tanks i could read about.
     

  2. tj w

    tj w Well-Known Member

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    66 gallons? There aren't too many fish on your list that will have the recommended amount of space. I'd choose the top few you have to have and research each individuals specific needs.
     
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    Stigigemla Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I did count wrong from litres. It is 140 gallons. 63 x 24 inch bottom and 22 high.
    I have checked their needs but I dont know wich corals maybe will be possible.
     
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    Mushrooms, button polyps, leathers and tube anemones should be safer choices.
     
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    Stigigemla Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping of learning which mushrooms taste worse. Discosoma Rhodactis or Ricordea.
    Is Sinularia better then Sarcophyton or Lobophyton?
    After 2 Palythoa poisonings buttons is out.
     
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