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post #31 of 80 Old 05-11-2009, 05:11 AM
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You will have to be very careful with the Yellow Tang, especially in a 75 gallon tank. This will probably be your most dominant fish, so future additions need to be chosen carefully. I wish you had added the Yellow Tang as your last fish selection.

To minimize risk future fish selections should be as different in color and body shape as possible from the Yellow Tang. In addition, you should try to avoid fish with similar diets, such as dwarf angelfish and rabbitfish.

How large in size is the Yellow Tang? Is the body larger than a silver dollar? Is it as large as the rim of a coke can?
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post #32 of 80 Old 05-11-2009, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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i personally just would have waited until other fish were in the tank until adding a tang. stocking a tank properly can take months between fish and i would have added the tang as one of the last ones. i would have also used a QT as tangs are very prone to ick as they dont have the protective muscus which you find on almost every other fish.

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Damnn I wish I would have known that to tell you the truth. I know that they are very prone to getting ick, I checked out the fish before hand and it looked very healthy no scratches on it all fins look fine and no spots what so ever. Should I leave the tang in there or take it back out or try to trade it at the fish store if they allow me to, which i really doubt. It sucks cause I also paid $40 for it. Try the link now please that link is Easy Soft and Hard Saltwater Corals for New Reef Tanks – 15 Easy Soft and Hard Saltwater Aquarium Corals for a New Reef Tank
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post #33 of 80 Old 05-11-2009, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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You will have to be very careful with the Yellow Tang, especially in a 75 gallon tank. This will probably be your most dominant fish, so future additions need to be chosen carefully. I wish you had added the Yellow Tang as your last fish selection.

To minimize risk future fish selections should be as different in color and body shape as possible from the Yellow Tang. In addition, you should try to avoid fish with similar diets, such as dwarf angelfish and rabbitfish.

How large in size is the Yellow Tang? Is the body larger than a silver dollar? Is it as large as the rim of a coke can?
Hey Pasfur, I wish I would have known that to be honest. As I asked before what should I try to do about this? Is there a way or method to knowing what order fish should be put in? and what I can put next? I was looking at the compatibility charts that are online and It showed most of the community fish wont have an issue with the yellow tang. The Yellow tang is about the size of the rim of a coke can yes. Again, what should I do?
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post #34 of 80 Old 05-11-2009, 08:54 PM
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That is a pretty big Yellow Tang. Those charts are pretty useless in my experience. The order in which you add the fish is far more important than the actual fish you add.

I think you need a plan. Figure out which fish you want and post a list. We can give you a plan for what order to add the fish, based on experience. I suggest spending a lot of time just looking at pictures of fish so that you can figure out what you like.

For the record, I would keep your Tang. If it were me.
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post #35 of 80 Old 05-14-2009, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hey I have posted the List in the other thread. Here is the re-arrangement of my tank after getting those damsels out!
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post #36 of 80 Old 05-18-2009, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Today I have got 6 new additions, they are coral frags: I will try to get pics soon. But here is what i got!!!

* orange ring zoas
* reverse gorilla nipple
* orange monti cap
* green candy cane
* red blastomussa merletti
* dragon eyes
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post #37 of 80 Old 05-19-2009, 01:15 AM
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sounds like some nice stuff. unfortunately i dont think the cap or candy canes will make it under PC lights.

looking foward to pictures.
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post #38 of 80 Old 05-19-2009, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thank You I have both placed real high, and the person I got it from told me to keep em up high, so I did :) Lets hope so at least!!
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post #39 of 80 Old 06-10-2009, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Updated tank

It has been a while since I have updated everyone! A lot of money and time has been spent and this is what I have got so far!

I have upgraded to Current USA Nova Extreme Pro T5HO: 48 inch 6 x 54 Watt
Also I have added 50lbs of live rock today.
I also have a bunch of Polyps and corals around the tank.
Some nice high end zoas which I will take pictures for you guys soon.
Also I have added paired up clowns one is true the other is false pictures to come soon of all my corals and Live stock and what not!

I will keep everyone posted and thank you everyone for all your help!
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post #40 of 80 Old 06-10-2009, 09:27 PM
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WOW. Your tank is gorgeous!!

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