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Old 02-07-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Tank big enough ?

Hi there, very much a beginner so looking for some advice. Started up a new 130lt tank but have been told it might not be big enough to keep a Regal Tang, thoughts anyone ?
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I`m not much at converting metric but I think that would be close to 35 gallons. That definitely is too small. A 6 ft tank is ideal. Liveaquaria says it needs a 180 gallon minimum.

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Old 02-08-2013, 01:25 AM   #3
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If you're working in liters, then you will need minimum of 680 for a regal tang.
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Wow thanks folks, looks like I won't be keeping them then, pity. Do u recommend any smaller colourful fish that I can keep along with my clowns ?
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You could look at a coral beauty or a flame angel. They are pretty, kinda reef safe and depending on the website are ok in anything from a 30 gallon to a 70 gallon. I have a coral beauty in a 29 gallon and he seems happy, his tank mates are a midas blenny and an occ clown. Only thing I would say to look out for is the bio load.
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I have a yellow headed sleeper goby and a valentini puffer with my clowns in my 35 gallon theyre very interesting fish in my opinion other nice ones could be scarlet hawkfish (if no inverts) 6 line wrasse, pajama cardinals, cherub angle fish, fish fish and loads of choices in gobies
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Thanks, just joined this site yesterday and am really impressed with the friendly advice from you all, thanks again.
Looked at pics of the fish u recommended and the coral beauty looks a cracker.
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The Yellow headed gobie looks great too, ta for the suggestions.
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