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Old 09-26-2005, 12:12 PM   #11
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What about a powder brown, orange shoulder, atlantic blue or PBT??? Any of those?
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:41 PM   #12
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Or a male Naso???
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:25 PM   #13
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What can I get? I have a preference for tangs. I want at least one medium to large sized fish.
If for your existing 150 gal, unfortunately none. If for one of the other sized tanks you mentioned, quite possibley.

I see no reason why you couldn't add the Bfly's discussed in a larger tank. It really depend on which tank size is chosen and what fish (if any) from either tanks are combined.

Of the tangs mentioned above, I would choose either the Atlantic blue (Acanthurus coeruleus) or the shoulder. Either way, I would ensure they are acclimated and doing well before the others are transfered. The blue is tempermental when it gets older but aquired relatively small it should fit right in. The shoulder is a lot like the Kole tang in temperment so given an appropriately sized tank with a good amount of LR, it should do well.

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Old 09-26-2005, 11:19 PM   #14
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Yes this is for the 240 long
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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Then I'd say your good to go

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This tank sounds way cool, cant wait to see pics..! Good luck Mary!
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:15 PM   #17
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Thanks Stripes! I plan on taking pictures of the whole process.

Well we decided on the Antlantic blue, we got a small one. We will have the tank in November. I don't get the fish till monday but that gives me about 4 weeks for Qt +/-, and put it in my husbands tank if it ends up being longer. He has no tangs in it, it's pretty empty actually. we also got a pair of sebae clowns and a squareback anthia. I have an extra 10 gal to qt a maroon, but I wanted to see the size of it. Mine is a good 4-5"...how many inches sould I look for and how do I know it's a male?

With a tank this size what would be the ideal bulk head sizes? I have to tell them what size to cut the holes. How much flow should I be getting? I know I want a strong pump because I plan on having a nozzle shooting out from each corner (one big return pipe that has a t at the end so that I have a nozzle in each corner of the tank) Does this sound right? I want NO POWERHEADS!
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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Mine is a good 4-5"...how many inches sould I look for and how do I know it's a male?
As close to an inch or less if possible. Female tomato clowns are testy at the best of times so you need to ensure the newly added clown looks as unthreatening as possible. The smaller size helps ensure the clown is male or still neuter and there are less territorial issues. There will be tail nipping and chasing at first but if introduced to a large system, it will not be as prolonged or violent.

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With a tank this size what would be the ideal bulk head sizes? I have to tell them what size to cut the holes. How much flow should I be getting? I know I want a strong pump because I plan on having a nozzle shooting out from each corner (one big return pipe that has a t at the end so that I have a nozzle in each corner of the tank) Does this sound right? I want NO POWERHEADS!
I think your best option would be to incorporate a closed loop system. It will be a long term solution and one that will allow for more variations in the tanks future. I know it's an FOWLR at this point but that may change. Aside from that, your not going to get enough out of just the overflows to accomplish proper flow in a tank that long without the use of powerheads. With a properly plumbed closed loop, you'll be rock'in. I however am not the one to guide you through that. My plumbing knowledge is not up to that level where I'd feel comfortable enough to not make an error with this kind of project. I will send a PM to someone that should be able to help much better in that regard.

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