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Old 04-19-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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Scopas tang tank requirement

Hello, I was wondering what would be considered the minimum tank requirement size for a scopas tang? Someone told me something about this earlier but I'm afraid I may have misunderstood so if someone could clarify it would really help. Thanks!

P.S. I know my current 45 gallon is too small so don't worry about me going to my LFS and buying one.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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Anyone? Because I've heard anywhere from 50-200 gallon minimums so I'd like to know for my next tank....
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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Liveaquaria says 125 minimum
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:33 PM   #4
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ThAts what I've been thinking, but in an earlier thread it was mentioned that this wasn't necessarily the case. Mr x was part of the conversation so I'm hoping that he will chime in because I didn't understand what he meant. But if no one disagrees I'll definitely go with he liveaquaria minimum thanks
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6' long tank minimum, so probably the 125G
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:03 PM   #6
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Ah ok thanks! That makes sense when u put it like that.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:06 PM   #7
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I believe I remember X was saying something that they don't get as big as places like Liveaquaria say they get, so they could be in a small tank.

But I personally don't think those places are pulling those numbers from the air and coming up with similar ones among them all. They studied them and did research so I trust places like Liveaquaria for things like that.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:14 PM   #8
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Yea I was thinking something similar, just less sure, so thanks for backing it up! Now I know!
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I would say a 6 ft tank. 125 gallon minimum. I have one in my 125 gallon reef.

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Old 04-19-2011, 08:53 PM   #10
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Nice looking fish! Thanks a bunch, it sounds like 125 all around!
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