Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #31
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jmay33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,746
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote View Post
A yellow tang is pretty much in the same category. When small he would be fine in your system. Look at the adult size of the fish and that will tend to lead you in the right direction. I even have this problem in my 300. Some fish are just going to get too big to be comfortable in there, so I will eventually move them to a friend that has a big fish only system.
So having 100 gallons instead of 55 doesn't change what stock I can have much?
__________________

__________________
"All men are equal before fish." - Herbert Hoover

25 gallon reef
55 gallon freshwater in the planning stages
jmay33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #32
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,325
No, it does. And the shape of the tank does to. The basic idea is that some fish swim great distances during the day and some rarely move 12" from where they were born. Some fish like tangs can get stressed (and then sick) if they don't have some open swimming space and room in the tank for tang sized caves and holes.
__________________

__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 06:59 PM   #33
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jmay33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,746
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote View Post
No, it does. And the shape of the tank does to. The basic idea is that some fish swim great distances during the day and some rarely move 12" from where they were born. Some fish like tangs can get stressed (and then sick) if they don't have some open swimming space and room in the tank for tang sized caves and holes.
I mostly got this tank because I wanted a yellow tang or a hippo tang. if I need something bigger I want to get something bigger. Lol.
__________________
"All men are equal before fish." - Herbert Hoover

25 gallon reef
55 gallon freshwater in the planning stages
jmay33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #34
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,325
A 100 gallon is on the small side for most tangs, but with some careful layout a yellow tang, or a Kole tang would be okay. Hippos get big fast, but if you don't get too attached you can trade him in when that happens. My Hippo and various other tangs live in my 300 gallon. They as old as 10 years or more and fat. But honestly, I wish I had even a bigger tank for them. Believe it or not, the bigger the tank the stabler and easier to care for fish and coral in. The expense and maintenance work rises fast as well.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 08:18 PM   #35
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jmay33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,746
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote View Post
A 100 gallon is on the small side for most tangs, but with some careful layout a yellow tang, or a Kole tang would be okay. Hippos get big fast, but if you don't get too attached you can trade him in when that happens. My Hippo and various other tangs live in my 300 gallon. They as old as 10 years or more and fat. But honestly, I wish I had even a bigger tank for them. Believe it or not, the bigger the tank the stabler and easier to care for fish and coral in. The expense and maintenance work rises fast as well.
If I were to lay it out correctly (could you help me figure it out?) could I have a yellow tang and mimic lemon peel tang in the 100 gallon?
__________________
"All men are equal before fish." - Herbert Hoover

25 gallon reef
55 gallon freshwater in the planning stages
jmay33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #36
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jmay33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,746
I have an engineer goby so I need to be pretty strategic about my rock placement.
__________________
"All men are equal before fish." - Herbert Hoover

25 gallon reef
55 gallon freshwater in the planning stages
jmay33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 08:49 PM   #37
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,325
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmay33 View Post
I have an engineer goby so I need to be pretty strategic about my rock placement.
Just have your base rocks firmly on the tank bottom.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 08:54 PM   #38
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,325
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmay33 View Post

If I were to lay it out correctly (could you help me figure it out?) could I have a yellow tang and mimic lemon peel tang in the 100 gallon?
Again, small ones yes. No guarantee on their happiness once they get big, but you will have time to contemplate what to do if the fish gets too big.

As far as layout, the tangs like to have caves they can swim thru and some crevasse where they can wedge themselves and feel safe for the night or to escape a fight.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #39
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
aadair22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ocala, Fl.
Posts: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmay33 View Post
Yeah. I understand that. That's how I feel. I've promised myself that I am going to get quality for this tank so I'm going to have to save up for the nice stuff. Lol.
Hey,

You post this a couple days ago and haven't had a chance to reply.. Just wanted to mention that going for quality is always best.. My rule of thumb for every thing.. 'quality over quantity'. Just wanted to say that 'off brand' stuff makes some good quality equipment, I.E. TaoTronic LED lights. If you are looking to upgrade your skimmer, look at SWC Aquarium protein skimmers. I got mine off of ebay for $120 shipped. Also, I have a couple of sunsun powerheads (also off ebay for a fraction of the cost) that are doing great. For a bigger tank like that to, look at a Jebo wp40. A lot like the vortech mp40 but, again, a fraction of the price. There is a thread somewhere on here about it.. I am waiting to get one.. Been a rough couple of months for me with the transmission going out on my truck >_<

Like I said, Quality over quantity, but don't overpay for a brand name.
__________________
I'm gonna go do a water change
aadair22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 11:08 AM   #40
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
kwandrsn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Nunnelly Tennessee
Posts: 2,072
Following

I am running a 100watt, 14k evo led light fixture. 90 degree optics 14k whites, 450blues, 460 blues, I love this fixture only problem is they are more expensive and they don't make the 14k whites no more now they have 6500 whites but it is supposed to be just as good. Only downfall I see is the $300 per fixture price range

I do hear about about tao tonics but can't say I've personally seen them. I have seen reefbreeders led fixtures and they are in the same price range and seem to be good from what I've seen and heard. Several of our local reef club members use them

I have all kinds of corals around 40-50 different species including softies, lps, sps, shrooms, zoas and the list goes on and I actually have a fixture that is too small it's rated for a 24" area I'm running it on a 30" area but raised a little higher

I can't answer any questions about larger fish... wish I could

Did you ever get your sump figured out? I just finished building mine last week
__________________

__________________
kwandrsn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
reef, gallon, fowlr

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UPDATED API Test Results for 10 AND 60 Gallon... ArtesiaWells Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 68 07-22-2012 05:16 PM
Okay - A Plethora of Issues With My 60 Gallon Goldfish Tank Since Last Post... ArtesiaWells Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 73 06-18-2012 05:40 PM
Starting my 240 gallon in wall build Hinds04 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 57 02-27-2012 10:43 AM
My 72 gallon bow front FOWLR SaltyH2O Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 28 08-31-2011 12:00 AM
starting a 20 gallon fowlr tank PLEASE HELP volcomkrew4life Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 08-08-2011 11:19 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.