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Old 01-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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I'm looking at two different tanks one is a 120g 48x24x24 I think or a 125 72x18x24 or whatever the standard is. What tank would be better. I don't want to be limited with the fish I buy. But I like the idea of wider and not as long but I'm newer to salt water so I want what's best.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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I would personally go with the 125g. I think it is best because it gives the fish the most swimming room to go back and forth (since it is longer). Fish like Tangs especially need a 6ft long tank because they are so active. (There are a few, however that will do fine in a 75g+).
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Also the 125 is more money and has a bunch of really nice coral it would only be moved like 10 miles but it very cold here (indiana) and I'm afraid I'd lose the coral either in transport or because I'm newer to salt water I had a tank a couple years ago but it was only up for a couple of months before it was plagued with ick and killed everything
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What kind of fish are you wanting to keep?
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Well I'm not total sure yet but I like tangs, and angel fish, my wife wants a porkiepine puffer which as far as I know like none of those could go in a coral tank? I like the bigger fish that's why the big tank and not a nano
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:45 AM   #6
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I would definitely go with the longer tank. Tangs and angels both like the swimming room.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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I would definitely go with the longer tank. Tangs and angels both like the swimming room.
+1 ,,for fish only i would go with the longer tank too..What type of angel do you plan on...Love angels
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Well I'm not total sure yet but I like tangs, and angel fish, my wife wants a porkiepine puffer which as far as I know like none of those could go in a coral tank? I like the bigger fish that's why the big tank and not a nano
I like those fish too.

To answer your question, Tangs are generally reef safe.
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I too would go with the 125. More length is more swimming area.
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Yup, get the longer tank. Keep your options open.
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