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Old 05-05-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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A Fu in the Reef?!


Ok I started another post with the idea of a predator reef.
With larger fish well today I was at my local lfs and
Saw my favorite lion a fu Manchu it's been there about 2-3 weeks
Seems like its eyes aren't cloudy and no damage to it. I had to rethink of a reef small fish softies.

Well this is what I'm working with and my stock ideas
180gallon drilled
60 gallon sump refugium DIY
280 lbs of live dried rock(gathering still)
Protein skimmer rated up to 300gals
Evo led 3watt 48"
200 pounds of sand

Fish and inverts
Yellow or purple tang
Flame angelsx3
Scissor tail dart fish
Fu Manchu lionfish
Clarkii or tomato pairs
Pair of green mandarins
Tiger jaw fish
Snails x5
Serpent star
Shrimps unknown due to lion most likely chowing down
Soft corals:
Zoanthid x3
Mushrooms x3
Colts x2
Hairy green mushrooms x2
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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They are a cool fish. I just tire of the feeding routine. I suppose if you have one that easy to feed, great, but of the lionfish I have kept I have always had to fight to get them to eat. Nothing worse than chasing the piece of food they ignored around the tank to scoop it out.

I tried a dwarf in a softie reef. He did fine for a while, just him and a tang, but somewhere or somehow he scraped his eye and it got infected. I medicated but he could never eat right after. He had no depth perception and would miss feeding after feeding. I got him eating again after two weeks but he succumb a few after that. water was ok, didn't have a qt at the time so medications were limited (to things I don't think really work) but he was fine for a year and a half.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #3
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I definitely wouldn't consider it one of my better efforts...for what thats worth.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Snowflake eel in there <3 or if ur pricy get a golden dwarf eel (only 12 inch or 13 when adult!)
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #5
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I've seen the price of goldens I think I might get one, I'm not worried about the pricing since I'm getting a Trio of angels which cost like 50-64 dollars each and a tang that alone costs the same price. I'm just wondering if the protein skimmer is good enough
With that many fish.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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Mine hasn't started to eat yet but than again he's in a new tank so I guess it's understandable but what suprises me is I hear they hide all the time mine comes out party of the day and just roams around.
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