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Hi guys I am new to the saltwater and I am starting a 45 gallon bowfront FOWLR.
I am planning to have these fish..
Valentini Puffer
Flame Angel
Firefish
Mandarin Dragonet

Or

A pair of Clowns
Valentini Puffer
With Some Corals

Any and all Suggestions Welcome :)

Thanks!
 

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Skip the Mandarin. Low survival rate in smaller tanks. They are slow eaters and often hard to convert to non-live foods, so need large mature tanks with lots of live pods and mysis shrimp running around in the live rock to survive.
 

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in my opinion id only go fowler if you have a larger tank. I think you should go with a reef and I don't see why you cant have any of the fish you want in that besides the puffer and id skip the mandarin
 

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I think so every fish is different though
 

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Skip the Mandarin. Low survival rate in smaller tanks. They are slow eaters and often hard to convert to non-live foods, so need large mature tanks with lots of live pods and mysis shrimp running around in the live rock to survive.
#1 to this advice on Mandarin's and as Dino says would not go fowler with that size of tank the angel, firefish and clowns would be fine with some Live rock and corals.
Don't rush the tank and add your live stock slowly after your tank is cycled. good luck :cool:
 
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