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    Question Copperband in a 46???

    ok,,, here's my wish list for my 46 bowfront reef:

    1 red lipped blenny
    1 bicolor blenny
    2 tomato clowns
    1 6 line wrasse
    1 copperband butterfly

    these fish are going to be added over the course of a year, and are also going to be under 2 inches when added.
    my question is, is a 46 too small for a copperband? keep in mind that there is 75lbs of live rock and gonna be lots of tiny critters in there when i add the copperband, and it is gonna be the last fish. be kind cuz im a little green to reefing, but i am also well read.

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    i wouldn't do the copper band... but the rest seems fine..

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    why not? i read that the can be fine in a 50. thanks for the info though..
    :beer:

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    cause of the amount of fish in your tank aswell..

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    ok thanks. so what fish would i have to sacrifice to have a copperband?

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    anyone have any advice for me??

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    Are you planning to keep corals, or is this going to be fish only?

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    im gonna keep corals. and i am aware of the risks involved (nipping). im gonna cross my fingers and hope that the cb does'nt go ape on my corals. hopefully my tank will have enough critters to deter it from nipping. im also gonna quarantine it and feed it mysis before putting it in the main tank. hopefully that will work. im hoping to get a really small one. maybe it will also be easier to influence good habits. what do you think zoo:bounce:

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    Small ones don't ship and survive as well, and the medium-to-large ones have "habits" as you say, already developed.

    And then they need a larger well-established tank.
    - Alan

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    thanks guys... any stories, rules or regulations are welcome....

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