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Old 07-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #11
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Unfortunately to get a dori fish, a blue tang you'll need at least a 125g tank thats 6 foot long. tangs all swim ALOT and need the room.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:06 PM   #12
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Then there is loads to learn! I always get people to check out the starting up articles on this website, there is plenty of great advice for starting your first saltwater tank. Plenty of research as patience is the key to saltwater. The beautiful regal tang requires a 180g so aim for that. Also check out liveaquaria.com for fish types and some general info on recommended tanks sizes and compatibility. They also have care requirements for anemones and other corals, happy reading!!!
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:47 PM   #13
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I would strongly suggest picking up a book on reef keeping. I've successfully had my reef tank running for seven months now with no previous aquarium experience, other then a betta bowl. I read "the marine reef aquarium" and "the complete idot's guide: to saltwater aquariums". They gave me a good base line of knowledge on ocean life, equipment, and terminology that came in handy during the early stages. It also gave me something to base others advice off of. Everyone on this forum has always been very helpful with me but you cant always trust what someone may spout off. I've gotten some sketchy advice from a part timer at one of the LFS's in my town. Not to mention a few people I've met in passing that claimed to have previous reef experience. Good luck!
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #14
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Oh right! See told you I'm a newbie lol thanks vance, I've just been looking into a 125g tank (for prices) and they aren't too bad second hand it just depends on condition. Couple of new ones were more expensive but also custom built to what dimensions would suit me best. A corner tank would suit me best but I like the look of the longer tanks with the corals
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:10 AM   #15
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I just looked into the blue tang a little more and they can grow upto 30cm (12inch) which I find to be ridiculous I don't know if it would be fair on it to keep it in a tank at that size ill stick to smaller fish, also I saw a picture of someone's tank on here that looked to have fish that glow in blue/low light, anyone know what they are?
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I just looked into the blue tang a little more and they can grow upto 30cm (12inch) which I find to be ridiculous I don't know if it would be fair on it to keep it in a tank at that size ill stick to smaller fish, also I saw a picture of someone's tank on here that looked to have fish that glow in blue/low light, anyone know what they are?
That would probably be the freshwater glofish which are really zebra danios, or the glo skirt tetras, which are just really normal tetras.... Yet are freshwater. I have the tetras.
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That would probably be the freshwater glofish which are really zebra danios, or the glo skirt tetras, which are just really normal tetras.... Yet are freshwater. I have the tetras.
Really because he had corals in there too?

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That is a freshwater tank. It is in the freshwater build forum.
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Really because he had corals in there too?

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this guy had coral inserts put in the tank. it's actually a freshwater tank. those are glo fish
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it's funny how i read this thread when i just got a handed down 30gal tank with live sand and some live rock. i would like to know what are some good starter fish i can try. any takers?

ps. i don't have a powerhead or a skimmer. i don't know if i need a powerhead for FOWLR
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