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Old 01-18-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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will i be alright adding a blue tang with my yellow tang ?
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Old 01-18-2004, 03:04 PM   #2
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also I want to order him from live aqura where is the best spot like body of water to get them from they have them from alot of diffrent places
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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For a 60 Gal tank i would go with 1 tank only.
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In my experience, I tried the exact thing as you want to attempt. I was told by my LFS that if you add them both at the same time, it would be better. I had my yellow in there for about 1 month before adding a slightly smaller regal tang. The yellow kept chasing out of the rock caves, hideouts, etc. It would use it's tail and keep whacking it. I don't think it did any major damage to the regal other than stressing it out, and it did eventually have to find it's own home... then about 1 -2 weeks later, they were getting along. Tangs are pretty sensitive, especially the regal one. I've had problems with just the regal developing what I think is ICH in which my attempts to help it probably led to it's demise.
With my second experience in adding tangs, I did get to add both at the same time, the yellow smaller than the regal, and they didn't fight at all.

I've been advised many times that a bigger tank is recommended for tangs though, especially after they grow a little. Good luck.
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I think your tank is too small for another tang.
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