I took a few pictures fo Sherry's tank during the meeting. I had hoped to get better pictures, but I guess this is all I got. I will try to make it a point to take pictures of the tank's hosting the meetings for a thread afterwards. Enjoy........
I am writing from venezuela, I am a hobbyst crazy for the DYS, from the very beggining, I started reading Sprung-Delbeek, an Borneman, Books that a friend of mine bought and never read (lucky me), then I design a 100 gal reef tank with a 16 gal sump, Metal halides 2*10000 k ushio + 2*48" actinic blue + 2 t5 fluorescent, a 6000 quiet one pump, an two power head and a upgraded seaclone skimer. I started in may 2005, with deep sand bed and caribbean live rock, but there is something thas missing; I planned to have the 5 caribean butterflyes species, 1 french angel and a quen angel, (one of a kind), and a blue Caribbean blue Tang.
I forgot to tell that everething is inside my tank is collected or captured by me because I am an apneits. I have may succed with some hardy fishes, shrimps, soft and hard corals and, anemones.
THE BIG PROBLEM I CNAOT SUCCED WITH ANGELS OR BUTTERFLYES OR TANGS, THEY ALL GOT ICH OR DIE AFTER A MONTH. iS THERE ANYONE OF YOU THAT HAD COLECCT AN SUCCED WITH ANY OF THESE FISHES? NON OF THEME HAD EATING PROBLEMS
SORRY ABOUT MY ENGLISH WRITING, IT IS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE
1) Butterfly fish as well as some tangs and angels are not precisely easy to take care of.
2) the species you mentioned are not quite compatible unless you have a 200+ gallons tank
3) diet specially on tangs and some angels are a variety of macro algae, if you are in Venezuela it may be hard for you to find them commercially to supplement their diet
4) wild caught fish are not as hardy as tank raised species
I am assuming you have ideal water parameters and chemistry which may also contribute to their adaptation in your aquarium
let me know more details about your tank we can discuss it and maybe get something positive I have learned a lot by just discussing and reading forums