Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-18-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: california
Posts: 34
Send a message via AIM to Tankneebie
Yellow tang problem....

For the past 1.5 years i've had a 12 gallon nano tank, and one of the first fishes put in was a really small yellow. At first i didnt know about the yellow tang and how it suppose live in big tanks. So finally when i realized it i went to my LFS and asked for a trade and the owner said yes. The problem is that my dad and I have grown an attachment to my fish. I planning to upgrade to a 55 gallon tank in january. I feel bad for my fish, but at the same time i really like this fish! What should I do return it and keep it until i upgrade. PLease respond
__________________

__________________
Tankneebie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 11:20 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
i wouldn't even keep tangs in a 55 for too long. i would upgrade to something larger than a 55 and keep the tang till january when you do.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 11:25 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: california
Posts: 34
Send a message via AIM to Tankneebie
how big do u reccomend?
__________________
Tankneebie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 11:28 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
well, a 6' tank is what most people suggest for tangs, but a 75 gallon tank will allow you to keep it for a while. i definitely wouldn't go any smaller than 75, but if it was me, i'd look for a 125 gallon tank. whatever tank you get- make sure it's "reef ready".
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 11:41 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: california
Posts: 34
Send a message via AIM to Tankneebie
whats does reef ready mean?
__________________
Tankneebie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 07:09 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
it means it's been pre-drilled for an overflow, so you can have a sump underneath.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 09:31 AM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Great advice Doug.
__________________

cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan, tang, yellow tang

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yellow tang problem DeadOrAlive Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 01-01-2010 03:11 PM
Very successful day yesterday, a hippo tang and yellow tang! stratmaster New Acquisitions 9 08-14-2009 10:48 PM
Acclimation struggle with powder blue tang and yellow tang ralphiedoodle Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 22 06-23-2009 01:17 AM
Is this a problem with my yellow tang??? weekf Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 01-09-2006 01:21 PM
yellow tang problem wiZzard909 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 12 03-03-2005 08:24 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.