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Old 12-31-2013, 11:18 AM   #21
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What size tank is this?
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:20 AM   #22
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As far a dosing, I do it several times a week in the morning in smaller doses. I figure if you dose all at once, say at the beginning of the week, then by the next week it would be depleted. By dosing smaller several times a week, it makes it more consistent. If you like mixing water and regulating it through water change, it is probably just as good, but it is not as consistent as dosing, and it only takes a few min of my time.
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I'm not 100% sure what size my tank is. I'm guessing between 28 and 30 gal.
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I'm not 100% sure what size my tank is. I'm guessing between 28 and 30 gal.
With a yellow tang? Im sure you know what im about to say.
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If you look at my page it tells the stocking of my tank. In my personal opinion you can stock your tank with whatever, and long as you do it slow enough that you bio load can keep up, and you have the right clean up crew. One thing I forgot to add is never put a sand sifting star in the tank. They eat the inhabitants of the sand bed that you need.
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I know I was going to take a beating about the yellow tang. I bought him when he was like the size of a quarter. I know I will have to get rid of him soon for him to stay happy. I love him dearly. He as such a personality. I was hoping by getting him, as he grew my wife would give in to letting me upgrade to a larger tank. Ha.
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If you look at my page it tells the stocking of my tank. In my personal opinion you can stock your tank with whatever, and long as you do it slow enough that you bio load can keep up, and you have the right clean up crew. One thing I forgot to add is never put a sand sifting star in the tank. They eat the inhabitants of the sand bed that you need.
Just because your bio-load is low doesnt mean you can keep a big fish with big swimming needs. People are gonna come calling me the tang police but it is not right to stress out a fish in such a small tank. there is no CUC that can eat fish poop, and if there was one then they would also poop. Your logic doesnt make sense.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:28 AM   #28
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I have to go. I will check in on the thread later and try to answer any more questions. Please keep asking.
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Yep just change the subject then .

In the wild tangs cover miles of ocean a day, and here you are keeping one in a 2 1/2ft tank.
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Bio load is one thing but fish stress is a whole different story. Tangs get stressed out in a tank that's too small, that's one thing that can't really be argued against.

Without actively removing contaminants from the aquarium there is more than just nitrates that are found in fish poo. What are you doing to remove any of that? In other words, what goes in must come out. Have you tested the TDS of your water?
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