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Old 10-29-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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blue tang?

Is it ok to put a 1 inch blue tang in a 20 gallon fowlr? Has a sump. I am going to be setting up a 55 gallon reef in 5-7 mounths. Would this be ok? KUDOS FOR HELP
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Old 10-29-2004, 02:18 PM   #2
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I really think you shouldn't - even considering a 55 gallon later. See the attached. Calls for a larger tank than a 55.

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Old 10-29-2004, 03:54 PM   #3
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i am not considering i am planning
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Old 10-29-2004, 04:02 PM   #4
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I still wouldn't recommend it, even if you had the 55g in hand already. To small a tank IMO.
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my neighbor has a 300 gallon fowlr and said if it got too big he would take it
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I think your neighbor is counting on it getting too big. It's not "if" it gets too big, but "when".

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he said he would pay half now and that way it will be more fair
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Old 10-29-2004, 04:26 PM   #8
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Cool.... I think.

Will he expect you to buy another with your own money if it dies beofre he can get it?

Just wondering...
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nope... If it dies it will be both of our falts because he helped my with my setup.
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It's not fair on the fish to cram it into such a small space - tangs need swimming and grazing space.

If you move to the 55gal, it still won't be big enough. And, when you uproot the fish and put it in another tank, it's simply not fair.

Choose another fish - I had to come to terms with this a few weeks ago, after having my heart set on a Regal Tang, my 40gallon simply isn't big enough. You reach a stage in the hobby where you gain a lot of respect for the animals and their environment, more-so than just getting a pretty-looking fish!

Don't do it
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