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Old 05-16-2017, 11:31 PM   #1
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Blue hippo tang

Hello I have a 150 gallon tank right now that Is 48x24x30. I was wondering if this tank will be okay for the tang?
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Usually a 6' tank is recommended for a blue tang. They can get very big.
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I agree that a 6" tank is needed.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:05 PM   #4
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Okay so try to avoid unless I can get a 6 foot. Thank you
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I wouldn't say no tangs. I think a yellow would be ok in your tank size.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:24 PM   #6
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Why would you make your tank deeper that 2 feet it's such a long reach all the time 😱
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:27 PM   #7
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I got the tank, filter and heaters for 100 bucks
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I think that if the rock is done in such a way that there is lots of room to swim it would be doable. This would also be dependent on the other fish in the system. I wouldn't do more than 2 tangs in it personally.
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Okay good. Now what do you think is the best way to do filtration. Not sure if I want to drill it or not
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Hello at the pet store and looking st the blue hippo. Does he look okay?Click image for larger version

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I always think that a sump so one can run a protein skimmer and something like an algae turf scrubber is best. You don't have to drill a tank to accomplish this, as a HOB overflow can accomplish this for you...where I'm a fan of the CPR overflow due to this brand having a 'nipple' where you can hook a pump up to suck air out of the "U" bend in it and prevent siphon loss.
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