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Thought I'd chime in because I have some experience with Emperors...
From what I've seen, they can act pretty obnoxious, even to the point of being nippy and chasing fish from their "territories". I talked to a guy with a 29 the other day, who said his male (he has one male and two females) bosses his praecox and mollies around. The male, who beat up the other male in the tank (that's why he only has a trio) has become rude enough that he's considering giving him away, even though he is so gorgeous.

I've kept them in a smaller tank a while back and didn't like the way the males acted toward each other or toward the females, so they got moved after a few months. I got sick of noticing that all the fish in the tank had to hide except one, who kept everyone else hiding in the bushes.

Not saying you shouldn't get them, since you have a big enough tank... they may do just fine in there. Keep in mind, though, that you should probably get a few more girls than boys to keep them from getting too territorial and rough on the ladies. In a 72, you could probably get a few males and a small group of females... they don't usually school after they're settled in, in my experience, but a ratio heavily weighted toward females would probably be easier on the tank.
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