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Old 09-09-2011, 07:11 PM   #941
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I'm glad youre not po'd. I was upset when I first started asking the tang questions and people just kept telling me no. It's so frustrating to want something that people tell you that you cant have. But you'll get there and there are other options. The bristlenose tangs are ok in a 75 and they are kidna cool, I have the tomini in my qt right now. Also the kole tang is awesome and he too can be ok in a 75. I;m sure they would both PREFER the 6 feet of swim room but it's been shown that they can do just fine in a 75g.

no i get a little miffed when no one explains the why, granted sometimes i dont get it but i do like the rhyme to the reason. even better if someone takes the time to drill it into my stubborn head. ive looks at some of the bristlenose tangs on liveaquaria only one or two popped and said buy me.

im working toward the big tank. i dont know if a tang can live with a lion.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:12 PM   #942
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this is carried over from another thread. better "argue" it here than his.

at some point we have all over stocked. and had success. we have paired up the "wrong" two fish and they thrive. we have seen cramped conditions in our lfs and yellow tangs in cubes that are no where near 72" long. yet week after week the fish are still there. who sets these guidelines for tank compatibility? 0 nitrates with a canister filter and a hob skimmer with a 55g sw. ive got a firemouth in an african cichlid tank. these things do happen against all that we read.

lol with that said! im still going to get the one spot on the grounds that i dont want to be flamed, and it would make a good excuse to get a 180 sw.
I have pond that is barely big enough for 2 full grown Koi. Not only do I have them in it but the 3 pond commits have turned into 10. I didn't ask those little buggers to breed but I figure if they are it can't be that bad on them. Sure I want to reduce the numbers and have gone thru massive work to tie two ponds together so I can move some but they they sure seem fine to me.

But..... I will still not put a tang in a small tank. That would be "My doing" not there's.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:40 PM   #943
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Sorry for disrupting the tang discussion, but just a real quick question. How often do you have to top off the 75G?

I'm still waiting on my live rock to get my whole project going, but the topping off is certainly something I was wondering about..
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:45 PM   #944
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I top off about 1g a day or so between my morning top off and the evening one. i also run open top though too.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:13 PM   #945
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I top off about 1g a day or so between my morning top off and the evening one. i also run open top though too.

really that much?

mine is open top and its not nearly that much. i dont have my sump up yet either.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:17 PM   #946
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I have pond that is barely big enough for 2 full grown Koi. Not only do I have them in it but the 3 pond commits have turned into 10. I didn't ask those little buggers to breed but I figure if they are it can't be that bad on them. Sure I want to reduce the numbers and have gone thru massive work to tie two ponds together so I can move some but they they sure seem fine to me.

But..... I will still not put a tang in a small tank. That would be "My doing" not there's.

yeah "my doing" i can under stand that too. i understand that a 1" tetra needs clean water and by keeping x amount of water per tetra i keep him happy and healthy.


swim room living room poo room. but i can increase the amount of poo room with filtration.

at this point im not saying do it do it do it. just explain the why for. yes i can be slow but please if you can be patient and give me time to understand you will see i do care about the fish and i am a "good guy"
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:24 PM   #947
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Course you're a good guy, you're researching first before thinking of yourself! LOL

Believe it or not I want your fish to be as healthy and happy as you do. it makes my day to know someones fish is happy and doing well.
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oh how could i forget to mention this.... i do take some advice from everyone.

i got the txt from my fish store. my bag was on the counter. he said i have a 48 hour live guarantee. better than nothing but not the 5 day mentioned earlier. however same as ordering online right? no shipping cost to me, so drip drip drip....

no not a yellow tang.
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Sorry for disrupting the tang discussion, but just a real quick question. How often do you have to top off the 75G?

I'm still waiting on my live rock to get my whole project going, but the topping off is certainly something I was wondering about..

do you have a thread started? i would love to see how much i have done wrong

i also nee advice. my glass was cut and picked up today too. should i worry about the square corners of the baffels bothering the bottom seal of the sump?

also dsb in the fuge compartment or no?
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