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Old 02-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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My name is Brandon. I currently have a 40 gallon breeder tank with about 40 lbs of live rock and I am using a cascade 1500 canister filter. It currently has a small yellow tang(i know that is not a big enough tank but I am getting to that lol), red strip high fin goby, 2 false percula clowns, one small 6 line wrasse and a peppermint shrimp, bubble tip anemone, and crabs and snails. I am wanting to get a 75 gallon tank and set that up. Would that be big enough for my fish? I am adding alot more live rock to it also. Thanks
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #2
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In my opinion, I think a Yellow Tang needs a tank around 125g, which is a six foot tank. Six foot tanks provide them with the swimming room they need.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:02 PM   #4
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Ok thanks! The tang is a beautiful fish...what would you suggest for my 40 gallon breeder if i decide to keep it? My stock is like said: 2 false percula clowns, 1 6 line wrasse, 1 peppermint shrimp, 1 bubble tip anemone, 1 red stripe high fin goby, 10 astera snails, 10 red legged hermit crabs, 40 lbs of live rock, 60 lb of fiji pink sand(white), marineland heater, casecade 1500 filter, coming in the mail a aqua c protein skimmer with a maxi jet 1200 pump. I would like to make it have really neat fish but dont want to go with a 125 gallon lol..no where to put it. Thanks everyone! Oh I also have a nice cree aquarium LED light fixture with adjustable ballast for lighting.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:47 AM   #5
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Unless your sump is twoce the size of your tank the tang will most likely die pre maturely if u keep it. Just take it to ur lfs for a trade in.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:50 AM   #6
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What if I have the tang in a 75-90 gallon setup?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:22 AM   #7
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If it is understocked it deffinately be better. I have a 6ft long 90 gallon that would be perfect for tangs, but i cant afford to change it to saltwater lol
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #8
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Yea I hear ya lol. I have a 60 gallon long I am gonna use for them for now till I can afford a bigger tank like 90 gallon.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:38 AM   #9
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Maybe if u really want a tang... Id wait it out. 60 gallons doesnt give u much more options then a 55 or 40. If u havent cycledbor anything yet, maybe CL it sell what u can to buy a bigger tank.. Cause your gunna want it within a year i gaurantee that. My ten gallon was Only 2 months old before i tore it down and upgraded to a 40 lol
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I currently hav efish in my 40 gallon breeder and the tang is in there also. He is about 2" long..very healty...eats like crazy! lol....I am sure I will have a bigger tank soon. The 60 long also has a 55 gallon sump.
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