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Old 06-28-2011, 07:11 AM   #11
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Yes, I know it's in a 20 gallon, but that's only for six months. This tang is going to be there for a long time. Yes, you can keep for a short time a hippo tang in a 20 gallon, but long term no way. I knew this and this is part of the reason why I'm building it a 300 gallon. You are not even supposed to ever keep a hippo tang in a five gallon, not even temporarily. My hippo tang is not even an inch. I just measured it, (I may have said on another forum that it is two inches, I was mistaken) and his is like 4 inches. It could barely swim.
If it's in a 20 Gallon for six months, why even purchase the fish?

Why not return it, get another in six months?

As for your friend, don't waste your breath, he is obviously ignorant when it comes to advice about fish so it's pointless saying anything.

I know plenty of people who look ignorant when I tell them about what a fish requires and why you shouldn't keep X fish in X tank, it's a waste of time.

You can only teach those willing to learn.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:03 PM   #12
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Don't yell at me!
I just returned the hippo tang to my local fish store. I didn't get a refund, but I didn't care. My friend, however, has not returned the hippo tang and plans to keep it there.
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I wonder if that is considered animal cruelty under law. Perhaps lie and tell him he is committing a crime :P
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:07 PM   #14
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Oh yeah,
I also returned most of my fish, except the Clownfish. I had a hippo tang, pajama cardinal, and a chromi. I now only have a Clownfish because I was worried that I overstocked. I no longer am overstocking my tank. I understocked it.
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I have 3 fish in my 24g and so it shall remain. I've decided that if I get ich I'll abandon fish altogether and go all out on coral :p. Tank has been running for 3 months now and has 6 different coral colonies so I must be doing okay. But yep, the less your bioload the less need for water changes to keep water quality high. I may get rid of my long nosed hawkfish, but seeing as it perches I don't see why it needs a 55 gallon tank...
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Here's a video of a very overstocked aquarium:
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I commented on that video, lol. As 2b3the1. Told the guy he's nuts.
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I've read that in too small-a tank, the Tang's body stops growing, but it's internal organs keep growing... Don't waste your breath with this "friend". As said above, you can only really teach those that want to listen.
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Here's a video of a very overstocked aquarium:
YouTube - ‪Nano Reef Tank 25 Gallon (Canon EOS 550D Video Test)‬‏

At least I didn't overstock this bad...
i know that tank is really overstocked,but it looks amazing.
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I just commented on the video and said that it was understocked
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