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Old 07-09-2007, 10:42 PM   #11
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thanks scoot ,i guess i can TRY and get some of the fish out ,i did not want to sound like i dont care for the fish ,of course i do.
the thing is i saw a friend of mine who has the same tank anf he has 40 plus fish in it and it's been running for three years.i agree the tangs are kind of big , so i m thinking about a 220 g ,getting rid of the 55 and having enough room for it, but getting at those fish will be hard ,sorry for the bad pics
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:43 PM   #12
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Wow! Every publication I've read, and I've read many say that it is too many fish in that tank. I guess the plan is the give them away or sell them once they grow up.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:38 PM   #13
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all these fish are small. i don't know what everyone is crying about.
I don't know either...but it could be your irresponsible attitude toward fish keeping...just a thought.
When you ask for opinions you need to be ready for the responses. Sorry if it sounds like we are "crying"...
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I second Lando.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:36 AM   #15
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i agree the tangs are kind of big , so i m thinking about a 220 g
Now that would be sweet! I think you and your fish would be more comfy if they had more room.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:33 PM   #16
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Too many fish...you've already heard that...Here's a thought...what happens when the power goes out for a few hours and the O2 levels drop and ammonia goes up because your filters aren't running. With that many fish you will end up loosing everything and by my best guess that is a LOT of money in fish in that tank. I would find some locals to take a few of them sell a few of them and or take some back to the LFS for credit. A 3-6 hour power outage would destroy your tank and all those beautiful fish....

just something to think about...
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:21 AM   #17
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im getting the fish out guys

i trapped the yellow watchman,hippo tang,blue head wrasse and a cuban hog which i forgot to mention.
all ineed to do is catch the lunare,3 tangs and the chalk bass.
then iwill have all small fish under3 inches except the tusk fish.
if i am wrong does anybody know a good way to trap them,im using the plastic fish trap w/ the fishing string but it takes all day,took me like 2 hours to catch those fish.
what about a sabiki rig?
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"Saltwater Aquariums for Dummies". Terrible reference - but before I started, I thought it was a good read. Now I look back and laugh. Both LFS's I talked to told me 2" per gallon.

Of course I know better now - but there are definately references out there that offer the 2" per gallon rule.

I can't even imagine 90" of fish in my 180
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Props for taking some of those fish back!
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Sounds like you're headed in the right direction removing fish. Earlier you said the 'trates were high. It's the fish count I'm sure. I'm thinking you care, and was VERY excited about your tank. I've been there - just not to the extent you are.

Anyway. sounds like you've weathered the AA storm pretty well so far and are making the right moves.

2 tangs in that tank is the limit IMO. Maybe also remove the puffer, butterfly, and one (or both of the angels. Feed only once daily (maybe even every other day). If you've got coral, butterflys and angels may become a problem. Also agression issues will surface, thereby stressing fish out becuase of the lack of "territory" as they get bigger or more used to their new home.

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