Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

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Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by El Scorpio » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:53 pm

Well guys, it happened again - I lost my little GSP back in January, and today my bullet goby kicked the bucket, so my tank has zero fish in it. I'm gonna do some work in it (and smash some bristle worms while I'm at it) and then restock it, but wanted some ideas as to what would be good fish for the tank. It's a 40 gallon wide (breeder). Doesn't have to be a puffer - I'll probably put one in eventually but I think right now I'm looking for a little variety, and something different. It is a saltwater FOWLR (more like an OWLR at the moment, but, y'know.)

I appreciate any suggestions you have.

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by Terrance » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:29 pm

If you have sand, then I've always like the goby with shrimp pair.

Also I think the midas blenny have an amazing ribbon-like swimming pattern when I saw one in a fellow hobbyists' tank. Its the only fish I'm considering for my coral-only tank.
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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by Arny » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:39 am

Get a frogfish :)

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:58 am

Why are you smashing beneficial creatures? A large species froggie would be great!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by El Scorpio » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:29 am

They're getting out of hand. I have more than I need.

Want some?
Pufferpunk wrote:Why are you smashing beneficial creatures? A large species froggie would be great!

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:12 pm

Nope, I'm actually selling off everything in my reefs, as we will be moving cross-country in a year.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by El Scorpio » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:11 pm

Moving out of Chi town, eh? Where ya headed?
Pufferpunk wrote:Nope, I'm actually selling off everything in my reefs, as we will be moving cross-country in a year.

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:39 pm

We're thinking of S Carolina.
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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by bertie 83 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:56 pm

Bristle worm populations will grow with their food source, I love my bristle worms. Set a trap and move them to your sump/ sell some. Put a longnose hawkfish in there as they are just amazing fish, perhaps some sort of wrasse too. Some wrasses feed on bristle worms, my six line loves them
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by GSP32 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:46 pm

I have a yellow leaf fish, he's pretty amazing... You could do a few small scorps

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by El Scorpio » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:46 pm

My LFS has a stonefish for sale. They have a big skull and crossbones drawn next to his name, too. :)
GSP32 wrote:I have a yellow leaf fish, he's pretty amazing... You could do a few small scorps

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:35 am

Can't get much cooler than that!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by El Scorpio » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:52 pm

I would get a stonefish, but... the effects of verrucotoxin are rather terrifying if you research it.

If I did, though, I would name him "Kill You." Mr. Timn would be proud.

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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by Terrance » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:59 pm

My LFS just posted this new shipment on facebook:

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I have not seen this color yet.
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Re: Stocking ideas for my 40 gallon breeder

Post by Arny » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:27 pm

nice :)

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