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Old 10-28-2010, 12:49 AM   #1
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Something happenned today...

Ok so today my little cousin was over and looking at my little ten gallon about 4 hours ago he called me and told me to go to his house to look at something...well when i got their he said look now i have a saltwater tank too, apparently after he saw my tank he went out and bought a tank some rocks and salt then setup a tank and he bought a scopas tang. So i told him he cant just add fish he has to wait for the tank to cycled, so i explained to him and i took his scopas and put it in my ten until his tank is ready(i made him buy a 95gal since i knew someone was selling one for a cheap price and he did) so the scopas is stuck in my small tank for a while hopefully it stay healthy until his home is ready. The store wont take it back thats just how it is over here on saltwater fish.

i also picked up some corals in the past few days ill get update later(in my build thread).
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:57 AM   #2
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How bid is the scopas?
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Yikes. Unless that tang is about an inch long he is going to get very stressed in a 10 gallon tank. Are you part of a local reef club? I would suggest trying to see if anyone in the area would be willing to keep him for a while or maybe buy it off of you. It will take a few weeks for his tank to cycle and I don't think he will do well in a 10 for that long.
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The tang is about two inches long i ask around but no one wanted to put it into their tanks because its gonna be a pain to get it out later. But at the moment it seems to be doing good its eating like a pig.
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If you have no other options then just make sure you feed it plenty of seaweed. It helps to keep their immune system strong. May also want to try garlic/selcon on its food every now and again as well. Just do what ever you can to keep it as happy and healthy as possible.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:44 AM   #7
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The tang is about two inches long i ask around but no one wanted to put it into their tanks because its gonna be a pain to get it out later. But at the moment it seems to be doing good its eating like a pig.
10-gallon for a short time is better than an uncycled tank. At 2" I think he will be ok long enough for your cousins tank to cycle as long as you are diligent about taking care of him properly. How is your tanks bio-load now? Do you have a skimmer? Did your cousin buy Live Rock? That was nice of you to save the tang.
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I suggest that you not over feed that tang. Bad enough that it's in a 10g. you don't want to over stress your systm's bioload. Tangs, because they eat lots of plant...algae etc and put out lots of waste. All you want to do is feed a good food high in veggies.
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A few weeks in a 10 gallong tank wont hurt the fish while is is so small. I would have nori available to it most of the day to graze on and otherwise feed sparingly (once every 2 - 3 days). You should probably add some extra PWC's to your schedule (10%, twice a week) to help keep the water pristine.

I'm not sure why some sites state a 70 gallon tank for a fish that can grow to a foot.
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