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Old 05-25-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Blue tang or powder blue tang?

I am kinda new to the saltwater hobby but i have had one saltwater aquarium in the past. I am starting a 75gallon tank. It has a built in overflow and a 30gallon sump. I will be adding 60-75 lbs of live rock. After my tank cycles i plan on adding a yellow tang, bi-color angel, cleaner shrimp, lawnmower blenny, auriga butterfly, and a blue tang or powder blue tang. This is were i need some help. Ive heard alot about both of these tangs being prone to ick. I think both of these fish are amazing in color. Is there any special feedings or anything i should know. Let me know what you would recomend!
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Both are too big for a 75 gal. They would need a 6ft tank to be happy.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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I totally agree with the above, both are too larger for a 75g. In fact, the yellow is questionable as well. I personally wouldnt put a tang in anything less than a 125g tank. The only exceptions are the bristletooth tangs, those I would put in a 75g wihtout a doubt.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:49 AM   #4
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That is a bad stock list. Ill change it for you. Instead of the blue tang get a kole tang because they get smaller and should be ok in a 75 g. Instead of the yellow tang get a one spot foxface because they are yellow and very very cool. That butterfly might be a bad idea because of how hard they are to keep alive and if you are new to saltwater i would nooooot try it.
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Thank guys and girls! Alot of help!
And i have seen alot of videos of blue tangs in 75 gallon aquariums? I mean my local fish shop told me a blue tang would be fine in a 75gallon.
Also ive had a butterfly before and he did amazing. So im not worried about that
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Okay that is not good advice. Tangs need biggg tanks
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Okay that is not good advice. Tangs need biggg tanks
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Suggestions have been made for you,so its your choice ..
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Agreed.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #9
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Okay, i know u have made ur suggestions, and i am going to post pictures in a couple weeks when it is set up. If the tang does bad then i will return him. If not then ill keep him.
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I've seen tangs do good in different tanks, so either way good luck with your tank
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