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Old 01-31-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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which tang, yellow, kole or tomini flamefin

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firstly i know lot of people say tangs should only be in a 6ft tank, but i have seen alot in 4ft tanks.
i would like one of the above tangs to control the little bit of purple marco growing in part of the tank. thats is not the only reason, they are amazing fish, i like the way they swim about.
my tank is 48x24x20 it holds 350litres and i am in the process of adding a sump which is 35x28x26. i have 50kgs of LR and 10 fish but i am thinking about taking some back to the LFS, my nitrate is always below 5ppm so the LR is doing its job. the fish i have are 2x clowns,2x dwarf angels,2x anthias, royal gramma, humbug dansel, purple firefish and a dragon goby.
which tang would be best suited to my tank.

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If anything, I would say your tank is probably at its max or pretty close to it.. A tang would probably over tax your system. Is this a 55 or 75 gallon tank?

If you were going to get a tang, I'd say a kole out of those. Id probably get rid of a few fish first. It would probably help with the algae issue as well.
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It looks like it`s almost a hundred gallon tank? Yes 6 ft tanks would be better but I believe any of those would do OK. As far as macro consumption I would go with the yellow tang. JMO
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:48 PM   #4
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I would agree with Melosu and do like the yellow tang. I think `90 galswould be find for a Tang. I would return that "Humbug Damsel" as I see this fish to be you're only problem.
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I have to agree my yellow tang dose a great job for me.
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I`ll put a ball of grape calerpa in my tank about the size of a baseball from the fuge and it will be gone in a few days thanks to my yellow and scopas tang.
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the tank is 90gallon, iam taking some fish back, the dragon goby, purple firefish, i do want to take 2 more back so i only 6 in there. but i like the rest, i bought the royal gramma for my son because he like pink. the humbug was the first fish i got when i started this hobby a year ago. maybe the anthias but they swim in the open which i like. need a bigger tank. lol
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:44 PM   #9
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that is a 100 gal tank by my calculations (48x24x20)/231 =99 gal
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thats right andysam,
i ended up getting a baby hawaii kole tang and a yellow tang. the kole was bright yellow but it is just starting to change colour, going darker.
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