80 gallon aquarium

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    is an 80 gallon tank a good reef tank. Is it big enoughf to support a yellow tang a royal granma a cleaner wrassie two clown fish a hawk fish and many one or two more fish. Is this a goodenoughf selection of fish. And do u guys think that that this is a good tank and will last me a long time. I just want thoughts from more people than myself and the people seling it to me. Thank you
     
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    What are the dimensions of the tank? This will determine if the tank is a good reef tank, and if it suitable for a tang.
     
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    ok it is length 48.5 width is 18.5. And heigth is 23.4 is this ok the tang is baby but I want this to be his tank for a long time. Along with other fish with him
     
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    you should be alright some tangs need larger tanks but that tang is a min tanks size of 75 gallons
     
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    sounds like a god setup
     
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    soryy good is what i meant
     
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    It all actually depends on the tang itself.Naso need a lot of room,so do powder blues and browns.
    But as long as you keep in mind that the tang is gonna need a bigger tank in a couple of years,and plan for it,the 80 will do fine.
     
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    I agree with Yote.
    If you've ever seen a grown Tang in action, you will definitely realize how much room they would like to have.

    Always aim for the largest tank you can afford.
    You say 80g, but I assume from the dimensions it's probably a 90g.

    Good luck to you.
     
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    ok thank you everyone. I just wanted a tank that I could have for about three or 4 years. I am happy that all of my animals will be happy. How many fish do u think I could add in an 80 gallon reef aquarium. The yellow tang is the biggest fish that I will have the tank other ones are about the size of a clown fish. I just want to have the right ammout of fish so than they will all have enoughf terriotory. I was hoping that you could tell me if these fish are ok.

    Two clown fish. A yellow tang. A cleaner wrassie. A royal grama. A hawk fish. Another tang not a yellow tang people told me the yellow tang would get along with this tang but I don't know the name of it. And many a school of four chromises. Or dome other little fish. Plus invertbrays. Thank you it is nice to get expert advisce






    Two clown fish, a yellow tang, a cleaner wrassie, a royal grama, a hawk fish, and a type of tang that people said would get alone with a yellow tang but I'm not shoure of the name, and many a couple of little fish more, like a four fish school of blue chromises. I want a little school of something. Thank you everyone it's nice to get expert advice
     
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    You could keep about 8 fish happily in that tank, give or take their sizes (obviously, if you want bigger fish, you'll be able to keep fewer than if you kept a bunch of small fish). If the tang is going to be your biggest fish, you could keep 10, even 12 smaller fish.

    If you want a second tang, your best bet for them getting along will be to buy a tang from a different genus than the yellow (Zebrasoma). Stay away from other Zebrasoma tangs (like sailfins). The more different two fish are, the less likely they will fight.
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    your yellow tang will live a full life in that tank. I would avoid trying to put more than one tang in a tank that size. Up to you though. If they are both tiny and you plan to upgrade in a few years, you will be fine

    -Doc
     
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    I agree with everything said
     
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    ok thank you as far as what people have told me the two gangs will get along. But sorry I don't know the name of the new tang. He is about the same size as the yellow tang but diffrent body shape. Well thqnx Avon I just wanted to make shoure that all of my fish would have enoughf room to swim and enoughf room to be territorial about. I was hoping to keep this 80 gallon for a good amount of years.
     
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    Usually the cardinal gangs run the show, they run the drugs and gambling. The tang gangs run prostitution...so make sure these two gangs dont ever meet.

    JK!!! :mrgreen:
     
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    hahaha :)
     
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