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Old 04-23-2013, 03:41 AM   #1
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Naso Tang

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I am getting ready to upgrade my reef tank in the next couple months. So far the plan is to get a custom built aquarium. Tank will be 5ft long, 18 inches deep and 18-20 inches high.

I have been pretty intrigued by a Blond Naso Tang. However, I have not done enough research yet.

If you have a Naso how big is your tank? I wonder if one can be kept in a 5ft long tank. Thanks.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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Your going to have a hard time keeping a Naso in that sized tank, these guys get big, attaining a size of well over 1 foot! They really are a beautiful fish though...
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Upgrade a little more to a six foot 125 gallon and you'll be ok.
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At 5'x18"x20" you are barely over 90 gallons. Naso Tangs get big and are best kept in 180 or larger. I had one years ago in a 300g and it still looked big in that. Minimally, I would go 6x2x2 if doing custom.
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I scratched the idea. Gonna go with a Tomini or Yellow Eye when ready instead. Not ready for 125+ gallon tank yet. Thanks everyone.
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If you can Dow 90, you can do a 125! Unless it is about the spot in your home. But maintenance wise it would be the same.
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If you can Dow 90, you can do a 125! Unless it is about the spot in your home. But maintenance wise it would be the same.
Agree with this!!! Do the 125 and you won't regret it. If space is not and issue you will get a lot more options with the 125. We have a 90 and 125 beside each other.
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Thanks. I personally do maintenance on my aquariums and I find it more difficult to deal with anything over 20" high. so that right there affects the water volume. I went from a 20" high 27 gal cube to 16" high 40 gallon breeder and boy what a difference.

My main goal is to have enough room for rock work (18" min depth) and enough room for a bristle tooth tang. Only other tang I like is Purple Tang but I hear they can be mean and require lots of swimming space.

Also, I want to have a nice reef with not much fish. With type of corals I buy I run out of space quickly. Look at photo below. I purchased a couple decent sized corals and pretty much maxed out right then and there. So disappointing. I wish I had done 75 gallons.



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Old 04-27-2013, 03:36 AM   #9
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LFS has a Tomini Tang for sale. It's been there for 3-4 weeks now. Poor guy is in a tank with several foxfaces and yellow tang. His color is completely faded. There is no LR for him to graze on. Bottom line: poor little guy.

I wanted to buy him as a rescue to hold him in 40 breeder till the upgrade in July but decided against it. Just couldn't see a tangs in my tank although a lot of people QT them in tanks as small as 10 gallons for months.

Hope he finds a good home.
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If you can Dow 90, you can do a 125! Unless it is about the spot in your home. But maintenance wise it would be the same.
Space is an issue. Already have 2 dogs and fish. GF thinks our home is becoming a zoo and I don't blame her. So trying to keep it reasonable.
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