TheBentReefer

Starting with a fish only tank and transitioning to a reef tank.

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So I’m in the process of setting up a new in wall tank and have the majority of the equipment I need to start a fish only tank. To transition to coral I’ll need more light and dosers etc. I was wondering if I buy reef safe fish and later transition to a reef tank if you think those questionable “reef safe fish” would be more likely to nip at coral since they would not be use to seeing any in the tank. Has anyone done this or have opinions?

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It's not likely to happen just because coral was added, but could with some of the marginally "reef safe" fish.  I had a coral beauty that was fine for 3 years, then one day I caught it nipping the ends off of some of my SPS...  There are no guarantees, but it does pay to research.  

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