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Old 06-29-2004, 06:39 PM   #1
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To Tang, or not to Tang?

I would like to add a Regal Blue Tang to me 75 gal reef tank. However I'm afraid of overloading my tank. My current livestock is:

Mated pair of Saddleback Clowns
1 Watchman Goby paired w/a Tiger Pistol Shrimp
1 Six Line Wrasse
1 Bicolor Blenny
2 Cleaner Shrimp
3 Peppermint Shrimp
6 Emerald Crabs
12 Scarlet Reef Hermits
36 Snails
Numerous Corals
120# of Live Rock

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Old 06-29-2004, 08:10 PM   #2
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You would actually be fine. A 75 gal might end up being a tad small in a few years but for the time being you should be just fine. Just be sure to quarantine the tang before adding to the main tank.

You might get a little aggression from the clowns at the start but it should be fine.

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Old 06-29-2004, 10:24 PM   #3
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I say go for it. A regal will be fine in your tank for a while. However, take Steve-s' advice...QT the tang! This is VERY inportant with the Regal. Good luck! Lando
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I thought the consensus was that cleanup crew adds minimal bioload, so you actually don't have anything that counts other than the wrasse, goby, and blenny. Even the bioload from those fish should be minimal (don't they feed off the sandbed?), so if this is true, then you practically have no existing bioload on your tank. www.liveaquaria.com recommends a 70 gallon tank, and you exceed that, so you're good to go.
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I thought the consensus was that cleanup crew adds minimal bioload
I wouldn't consider the waste of inverts in the stocking of a tank at all. If anything they help reduce wastes that are contributing to the bioload. The only thing you really need to be concerned with is the available tank space larger sessile (and rarely mobile) inverts may take up.

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Once again, Thanks for the excellent advice!!!!
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Old 06-30-2004, 02:21 PM   #7
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Go for the regal tang.. I love mine, and i think you would be very pleased with the way it looks in your tank. Just make sure they're just a tad bigger than the clowns so they get minimal aggression but not too big from the rest as you would want them to get some fair share of food when feeding.

Good Luck.. I named mine DORY from the movie finding nemo.
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