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Old 06-04-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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Tangs in 4ft tank(

I have been on/following AA for a few months now and know a good amount of people feel very strongly about tangs on here and wanted to get some "tang police" input, lol

My LFS has a gorgeous display tank that is 4ft long but it is 225 I think, not sure, the employee said around there. But has a blue hippo tang in there with a few other fish.

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4'x4' and very tall i would guess around 30"

Do you feel a tang is too large for a tank like that?
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
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I agree most tangs need a six foot tank.. With that said that tank may be ok, if the rock work is set up that basically the fish can keep swimming forward in a large circle.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:51 PM   #3
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I would say that's fine because the width is humongous.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #4
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With those dimensions that is roughly a 300 gallon tank. As for how that translates to happy tangs, I have no clue. My understanding is that it is more important to have the horizontal space rather than the extra volume. While it may work for NASCAR drivers I don't think that tangs will appreciate the ability to go in circles rather than long distances.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #5
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Also as far as a straight line swimming room diagonal corner to corner would be right around 5 1/2 ft that they could swim.

Had to bust out high school geometry for that one lol.
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Hahaha... Yeah fish looks tiny in there and he's about 5yrs old
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Some tangs would be better suited for that tank than others. Multiple Yellow, Kole, Purple, Scopus...tangs like these would work fine. I would just want to stay away from Sohal, Clown, Powder Blue...tangs like this.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #8
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Yeah, like open water ones
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