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Old 10-06-2013, 01:00 AM   #251
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I loved my Scopas! Not sure how the Yellow and him would get along, however.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:06 AM   #252
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I loved my Scopas! Not sure how the Yellow and him would get along, however.
Have you seen the tri-color scopas?? Gorgeous
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:52 AM   #253
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Yeah, I like the scopas but figured he would be a no go due to him and the yellow being almost the same, reason why I havent gotten a caribbean blue one lol. I want something colorful though if that helps, and under or around $100.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:10 AM   #254
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Its possible to have 2 from the same family. May take some work to get them there. My purple and yellow are ok together now.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #255
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Same shape, even with a different color, surgeonfish will spar. IMO, the most aggressive in my system are; clown, sailfin, yellow and the hippo.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #256
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I have a yellow and a purple together also. They are ok now, but for a while the yellow was torturing the purple relentlessly.
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Mine fight all the time. Trick is to have room for escape.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:39 PM   #258
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I also plan on re-introducing the tangs all at once to this bigger tank so that should help as well I am thinking. Since both the big tanks will be up at the same time I have the luxury of waiting until I am ready to move the tangs. I was thinking of adding all the "happy" fish first then waiting a few days and putting the tangs in.

Sound good?

I also contacted reefrocks.net and they are somewhat local to me so the guy said he can work out a deal on rock for me if I pick it up PLUS I get to cherry pick the rocks I want. I was planning on doing a whole new rockscape, nothing like the stacked I have now so that should throw the tangs off too. lol I am gonna put like 150lbs maybe 200lbs of rock in the new tank with some old cycled rock so I shouldnt see any spikes or cycle.
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I also plan on re-introducing the tangs all at once to this bigger tank so that should help as well I am thinking. Since both the big tanks will be up at the same time I have the luxury of waiting until I am ready to move the tangs. I was thinking of adding all the "happy" fish first then waiting a few days and putting the tangs in.

Sound good?

I also contacted reefrocks.net and they are somewhat local to me so the guy said he can work out a deal on rock for me if I pick it up PLUS I get to cherry pick the rocks I want. I was planning on doing a whole new rockscape, nothing like the stacked I have now so that should throw the tangs off too. lol I am gonna put like 150lbs maybe 200lbs of rock in the new tank with some old cycled rock so I shouldnt see any spikes or cycle.
Cary,

I think a big trick to keeping multiple tangs is to lay out the rock work to have lots of escape caves and tang sized tunnels. If a tiff starts, the looser needs an escape route or will become damaged. They also need them for safe sleeping quarters. This will help reduce stress, the number one killer of tangs.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #260
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Today was a big day! Went to look at a setup and it's "the one"!

So I will be picking up my 180g tank and toys this week. The tank is drilled in the corners, it comes with old school halides, they look like huge mogul bulbs, has 2 ballasts for the lightds and it has 2 VHO bulbs as well. There is a custom sump, looks like a 55g tank and a skimmer, a g2 ASM. Skimmer will have to do for now but it should be fine. ALso comes with the return pumps and other pumps. ALl for $500 which I think is a great deal. Oh forgot to mention the like 300lbs of live rock he has too. lol The setup has TWO canopies, one that isnt too high and the larger taller one you see.
My first question I guess is should I use the black stand I bought already or go with the walnut finish complete set? I figured I could paint the canopy black, not sure how the paint will adhere though. Has anyone done that before and how did it work out?


There will be a ton more updates as now we have a tank! LOL
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