125 FOWLR stocking

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  1. iLLwiLL

    iLLwiLL Sailfin Tang

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    hopefully in 4-6 weeks i'll be ready to start stocking my 125. what i would love is a V. Lion and maybe a zebra moray. what else would work with those 2 in a 6' 125? what kind of clean up crew (if any?) can i use?

    thanks!

    ~Will.
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    125 - awesome

    Trigger fish would be good in a predator type tank

    snails might be OK but crabs, shrimps etc - would be food

    Steve
     
  4. iLLwiLL

    iLLwiLL Sailfin Tang

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    I was told to stay away from triggers - or at least the clown trigger that i really liked - with a lion fish. My original 3 main fish i wanted was the eel, lion and clown trigger, but after a couple you tube vids of a trigger eating the spines off a bigger lion i'm skeptical.

    Is there any small groupers that would work? My fiancee and her 5 year old really want a "big red fish" . . . is there anything that fits the bill? Sorry for all the total noob questions, i just really want to get this right the first time.

    ~Will.
     
  5. Paro6k

    Paro6k Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    clown trigger > lion fish

    I bet your tank will be amazing!
     
  6. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Will
    Groupers, get real large even a 125 starts to look small after a few months
    Panthers are gorgeous in my opinion - but they grow so quickly is scary !

    Clown triggers and Lions - Lions are fascinating for sure, but clown Triggers have personality

    Big red fish? racking my brains and cant think of any big red fish suitable for predator tank
    (maroon clown? or maybe thats unfair)

    Steve
     
  7. irr0001

    irr0001 Purple Tang

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    how about a redfish? haha juusst kidding..
     
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  9. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes thats the one

    I had a book about fish once , that was read

    Stege
     
  10. tmv8888

    tmv8888 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Try a marine betta. Super easy to care for.
     
  11. iLLwiLL

    iLLwiLL Sailfin Tang

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    Great idea on the marine betta, from what i read its even in the grouper family. I found a local place that has a 3' + zebra moray eel that someone turned in because they diddnt have a tank big enough to keep him as he grew. i hope they can hang onto him for another month :-/

    Has anyone kept a clown trigger and a lion in a 6' tank? I'm really going to be torn if i have to choose between the 2. Thanks for all the ideas so far, keep em' coming!

    ~Will.
     
  12. Tadpole1mill

    Tadpole1mill Purple Spiny Lobster

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    blue ribbon eel! :) or a puffer fish.