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Old 03-23-2011, 11:44 PM   #1
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Hello I have a 46 gal bow front just started i got live sand two 25 pound bags 3 live rocks 3 base rocks i got this light its a modle 36psdx light i havent heard if its good or not, then i have a aqua-tech 30-60 filter, and a heater cant tell who makes it or how big it is its pretty old and all the print is worn away, my tank is staying at 78 degrees so its big enough i guess glass hood and stand all in a package deal. Would this be a good set up for Butterflys i was looking at the copperband butterflyfish and a raccoon alos a pair of clowns and a blue tang. I guess my main questions is my tank capable of this with this setup or do i need to upgrade anything
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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Hi there, welcome to the forum.

i'm sorry to say your tank is too small for tangs. They need a good six foot tank. I dont see why you cant keep some smaller fish though. Clownfish would be good.
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i'm sorry to say your tank is too small for tangs. They need a good six foot tank. I dont see why you cant keep some smaller fish though. Clownfish would be good.
Sweety everyone says that but I kept a yellow and a maze tang n a 55 for about 4 years so not true
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I'm not saying it can't be done, just that it shouldn't. You'll find that practice is pretty much standard here. Just want the OP to be prepared.
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I'm not saying it can't be done, just that it shouldn't. You'll find that practice is pretty much standard here. Just want the OP to be prepared.
Ya for a tank that small I'd try just the one n when I switched to my 135 I lost. Both my tangs was like they hated the space lol IV sense really made my whole. Live stock all ***** fish lol
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i was thinkning about getting some coral would that light be fine or upgrade thanks
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Sweety everyone says that but I kept a yellow and a maze tang n a 55 for about 4 years so not true
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...392&pcatid=392

Now youre not going to find a six foot long 100 gallon tank but thats the min space they need, people say at least a six foot tank because of the way tangs swim. Like casey said doesnt mean that it cant be done, but people also grow cats in bottles; so animals can survive in areas much smaller than necessary, that doesnt mean that it should be done nor that the animal is healthy.

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Sorry Carey I hit a wrong button on my ipod, correcting things all the time when I use it just didnt see that one...

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All good. I'm glad someone with more experience backed me up, thanks.
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I hpoe youre talking about liveaquarias experience...

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