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Just got a job at a different fish shop and have access to awesome tangs at staff prices so i can now afford to do my tang tank! woop! :thumb:

I like the looks of the Julie Transcriptus, Neo lelupi, Calvus/comps, and neo sexfasciatus. Going heavy on the rocks so no space for shells. I also dont really liek Cyps, even the smaller variety.

Its also not a standard 55, its 42x15x20

So what would you suggest? Could i mix the above species? Quite like the idea of perhaps 4 or 5 julies with a pair of lelupi, a lone calvus and a lone sexfasciatus. Reasonable or way off?

Thanks :)
 

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You are top heavy on rockdwellers. Having said that 2 you suggest will be singletons. I have never kept one of a kind before so it may work. Leleupi, if they breed may bring problems. Julis can look after themselves, but 2 potential pair in a tank, along with a pair of leleupi I doubt woud work long term. The fish you have selected are amongst the most attractive of the tangs, however, with the risk of repeating myself again, less is more with tangs.
 

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okay so after some reading i've changed my plan a little hehe. Realised i was quite a ways off.

How about 1 pair of J. Transcriptus, 1 pair of L.Brichardi, 1 L.Lelupi, 1 A.Calvus and 1 L.Sexfasciatus? Like the look of gobies too and i know we can get them. Too much?

Think i'd also add a couple of multis with a load of nerites for algae/fry control.
 

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All of your selected species can look after themselves, but it is really hard to advise how the tank will develop. If the brichardi breed then over time they may take over the whole tank if they see any of your stock as threats. They are all great fish but I sense that you may be treating the tank like a malawian and I personally do not see it working. With a footprint you have long term I would look at one of your rockdwellers as a pair, shellies and a biparental sandsifter pair. I know you dont like cyps and in the UK they are expensive, but maybe the addition of rainbows for the upper aspect of the tank would be aesthetically pleasing. That is my take on things. However it is your call!!!
 
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