Marine Model Aquarium Communities

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Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish adds interest to a Western Pacific Community tank. Scott W. Michaael

To start the thought process for planning a new community aquarium, and to highlight some combinations that expert aquarists have found to work, here are some models that can easily be replicated using readily available species, all profiled on this site.

For the typical neophyte ready to start with a 2-gallon nano-reef tank up to several 180-gallon systems for more experienced marine aquarists, here are some nicely balanced model communities.

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Excerpted from: 101 Best Saltwater Fishes by Scott W. Michael