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Old 01-24-2006, 06:57 PM   #11
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I also have three tangs but they are all different
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Old 01-25-2006, 10:59 AM   #12
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I guess you could say this is a habbit of mine Kind of a phobia I guess. When I buy anything I always buy it in pairs. That goes for anything in my home. I don't really want to see any reaction I just do the pair thing. I drive my husband crazy, because I never come home with just one thing always two.
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In the salt water bussiness that could be exspensive
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In the salt water bussiness that could be exspensive
I can just picture bring home two $600+ MH light fixtures with the excuse that I was afraid one would just give out. My wife would kill me if I did that 8O

But…. She does have 10+ purses some of which are well over $200 and I have yet to figure that one out
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:06 PM   #15
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I would do 1 or 3 (if your tank will support 3) On a side note I have had 3 yellows for about 2 weeks. All appear healthy so I will have pics before much longer.
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That is sooooo funny you would mention the lights. I just told my husband last night that I wanted to pick up some extra equipment (you know the excuse) "If I can find it at a great price". I was telling him that I wanted a couple extra bulbs, a back up heater, and maybe a backup skimmer. He is agreeing with me now because he does not know how much they cost. But I do know that his eyes will fall out when he finds out. That is just too funny. This is a great hobby for me to try and curb this habit because like you said it is very expensive. I think what I will do is get one yellow, one naso, and one yellow tail blue. and a pair of clowns.
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Extra bulbs/heaters are always a good idea A backup skimmer might be a waste since the actual skimmer usually works flawlessly but sometimes the pumps fail. I would get a backup pump which is much cheaper IMO.

My favorite tang is the Purple Tang but unfortunately it doesn’t do well with other tangs
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Brenden's example of the 3 tangs is clouded by the fact that he has a large tank. Putting the 3 tangs into your tank is going to severely limit your choices of additional fish (12-15" of fish taken up instantly when you only have 25-30" of fish available to you) leaving you room for maybe 1 or 2 other fish, depending on what is on your selections. Additionally, if you're going to add 3 yellow tangs they are quickly going to become the dominators of your tank. Generally speaking you want to add a Yellow tang last/near last. Make sure you have ample rock work to support hiding spaces for each. I'd personally only add one, and I'd add it last.
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I have away around the fish thing too. The four fish I named earlier are the ones that I really like so far. (nothing is concret yet) I know I will only have room for about 6 fish depending on their mature size. And for now in the 125g I am more interested in the corals/reef. So in a year or so when I get my hubby good and hooked I will just do another tank.
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Regardless of your end decision 3 tangs would be a lot of bioload to add to a 125 all at once. You ideally want to build your bioload slowly.
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