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Old 05-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #11
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Wait till you get the 125 if you are considering a tang.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:56 PM   #12
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Why ask the question?
Because I want to know.. That's why I haven't once said I am gettin a hippo tang, just that, that was a considered option.. I'm taking in everyone's opinion, & as far as the tang being king of ick, I have already got a tank set aside for a QT. but besides a tang & angelfish, since I can basically only have 1 of each, what are other fish.. Like a Dottyback, & Chromis or anything such as that... I want fish that have some personality, & give the tank some sort of movement. I know the watchman goby & pistol shrimp aren't that moving but in the 55, they are fun to watch as they have a huge shell by their selves.. Pretty neat..
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One of my friends has 75 gallon with tons of coral. He decided to go with a school of chromis fish. Super cheap so he ended up getting like 20+ or so. Super sick to see how they are synchronized swimming back and forth. Feeding time looks cool!!
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Yeah, I wanna do quite a few of those, but I also want some other eye catchers.. I saw a tank on YouTube with a ton of Anthias.. They look cool but I know they pick on inverts & stuff.. Plus they are expensive..
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How about flasher wrasse? I plan on getting like getting two. Nice to see them show off. Havent researched them yet so i cant tell you about their needs
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How about flasher wrasse? I plan on getting like getting two. Nice to see them show off. Havent researched them yet so i cant tell you about their needs
Well I already got a six line wrasse, I'll have to look into them as well.. Most fish you can have can only be a single species. Kinda sucks.. & I don't want damsels..
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Because I want to know.. That's why I haven't once said I am gettin a hippo tang, just that, that was a considered option.. I'm taking in everyone's opinion, & as far as the tang being king of ick, I have already got a tank set aside for a QT. but besides a tang & angelfish, since I can basically only have 1 of each, what are other fish.. Like a Dottyback, & Chromis or anything such as that... I want fish that have some personality, & give the tank some sort of movement. I know the watchman goby & pistol shrimp aren't that moving but in the 55, they are fun to watch as they have a huge shell by their selves.. Pretty neat..
I'm sorry if I upset you, and perhaps I have misread your posts . You did say in your second post "am possibly going to try a hippo tang". Your next 2 posts did seem to defend that decision; "I've read a 125 (6foot) is a good size for Hippo, & that they grow slowly"; and "I would have a QT tank, If I got a hippo tang". It seemed to me like you had already made up your mind and were just wondering what to get with your Hippo tang. I'm glad I was wrong.
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There are a bunch of reef safe wrasses. Too many choices, so find one that grabs ya. I believe they would be okay with the 6 Line. I think Hawks are interesting. Maybe something like a Spotted or even Longnose? Not always super active, but definitely have personality.
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Cool, & I really would like a tang, & my little boy wants a hippo tang.. But idk.. & do you guys think a 48 inch wave point t5ho 4 bulb light fixture will be good enough to grow corals in the 125g.
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Following along.


For lights just go LED- so much nicer with the shimmer, no lamp replacement and low energy consumption and heat.

If your looking at tangs there are alot of really nice options so look online and see what you like the looks of that will be ok in your tank.
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