120 gal fish ideas?

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    Olly

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    I have the space to fit a 120 gallon reef tank and 25 gallon sump.
    As for fish I thought about:
    1 v-tail grouper
    3 lyretail anthias
    1 yellow tang
    1 fuzzy dwarf lionfish
    2 spinecheek anenomefish

    As for inverts I thought:
    1 giant feather duster
    2 scarlet cleaner shrimp

    Is this a good stock, if not what could I change?
    Also I haven't thought of any coral species so all advice and ideas are appreciated :)
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    At least two of those fish will not play nicely with most inverts, including the shrimp listed as well as the assortment of critters used to help keep a tank clean
     
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    Ok but which two?
     
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    I know the lionfish would be one of those, dont know about the other ones. Grouper i think.
     
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    Ok thank you. I'll revise the setup ideas :)
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    The grouper and the lion fish, which are both listed as reef safe with caution. It should also be noted that groupers can (and will) eat any fish that will fit in their mouth
     
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    Ok thanks :)
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    You can use live aquaria to research different kinds fish to determine good choices for a reef tank
     
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    Ok I'll try that. Thanks :)
    What are good ideas for coral?
     
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    Check out what corals you like. They are all different. Check out lps, sps, softies, polyp/zoas. Find out what you like and we can help you down that road.
     
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    Ok done it. I really like the eagle eye zoa and the bubble tentacle anemone, any info on them?
    Also do spinecheek anemone fish have to be kept with a bubble tentacle anemone?
    :)
     
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    Don't do a grouper if you're planning on getting inverts. You'll just be feeding that thing dinner.
     
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    If you want to keep a tank of monsters, muggers and maulers, you're going to have to keep it to those fish. Groupers, eel and lions are OK together as long as there isn't a large size disparity. Cholly, my Leafmouth grouper, ate a small Snowflake eel.
     
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    Yeah I might just go full out predator tank instead of taking any significant risks. Like the name of your leafmouth grouper by the way.
     
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