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Old 11-17-2009, 09:19 PM   #11
 
I just took readings for the day

salinity 1.020 - 1.021
ph 8.0-8.2
nitrite 0 ppm
nitrate 0 ppm
ammonia 0 ppm - .25 ppm

i think these are good. ammonia not good?

tank has been running for around a month with no skimmer or anylife slatlevels were at <1.000 ontill yesterday night.

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Old 11-17-2009, 10:25 PM   #12
 
If you are wondering what the stocking is going to be

1 clown
1 yellow tang
1 flame hawk ( do you think it will try to eat a crab?)
1 regal tang
3 banngai cardinails
3 fire fish
and my step-sister has to pick out here fish
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:27 AM   #13
 
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If you are wondering what the stocking is going to be

1 clown
1 yellow tang
1 flame hawk ( do you think it will try to eat a crab?)
1 regal tang
3 banngai cardinails
3 fire fish
and my step-sister has to pick out here fish
75 gallon?

No, No, No! to the two tangs. Too small of a tank for either one of those specimen, let alone two. You will be better off with something from the Ctenochaetus genus, such as the Kole Tang, or the Bristletooth Tang. These Tangs reach a much smaller adult size and would live a much healthier life in a 75 than the Regal or Yellow Tangs.

And do a pair of clowns instead of just one. I think you'll be fine about the flame hawk not eating a crab.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:04 PM   #14
 
ok the tangs... my step mom can not be kept from getting them but i will try

will there be enogh room for them both?
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:30 AM   #15
 
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ok the tangs... my step mom can not be kept from getting them but i will try

will there be enogh room for them both?

If you are referring to the two Tangs I recommended, the Bristletooth and the Kole, than I would not put them in a tank that small together. Tangs are very territorial against their own genus; basically fish that have similiar body shape and/or color.

I would put one of the Ctenochaetus genus in a 75 gallon tank and that is it for Tangs.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:16 AM   #16
 
the 2 i have been cursed with are very differnt in color and body shape
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:54 AM   #17
 
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Do you mean the Regal and the Yellow Tang? Again these two in the same tank is not a good idea... The Yellow Tang is from the Zebrasoma genus, and that genus is VERY territorial. They also grow too large for a 75 gallon, needing ample swimming room and Live Rock to graze on. I wouldn't recommend anything shy of 125 gallons for this specimen. The Hippo Tang grows to be over a foot in length. I would suggest a tank with at least 6 feet of length for this fish to properly grow.

I keep recommending the Ctenochaetus genus because they are more suited for a 75 gallon tank. And again, if you are going to put any tang in a 75 gallon, please put only ONE tang in that tank.

I am saying this because placing these fish in small quarters will result in stress, compromised immune systems, eventually disease and then death. It would be more responsible to either upgrade the size of the tank, or turn your attention to a more suitable fish.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:11 PM   #18
 
1 yellow tang be good could i get a like 3 or 2 dwarf angel fish if i drop the tangs interly

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Old 11-20-2009, 07:33 AM   #19
 
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1 yellow tang be good could i get a like 3 or 2 dwarf angel fish if i drop the tangs interly
Again, I would stay away from the Yellow Tang altogether in a 75.

As far as the Angels go, I thought it was best to keep only one per aquarium. I have no personal experience with Angels. I'm going to ask someone whose kept a few...

Is this going to be a reef build? Better watch out which Angel you pick as they tend to nip at Corals.

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Old 11-20-2009, 06:31 PM   #20
 
i don't know on corals but i added the first living things

5 blue hermits
2 margareta snails (nasauras) can't take picks will later 2night or in morning
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