Right on. Do you know if he ships to Eastern Canada? Generally, our options are pretty limited otherwise. Cross-border livestock is doubly so.Check out https://drreefsquarantinedfish.com. Does fully quarantined so as long as your patient its a great option. Tons of extremely positive feedback on here and other places online. I'm still waiting on my order from him but appreciate some great advice he gave me and the thoroughness of his process.
Most forms of pet keeping are, in some ways, unethical. I was not referring to the ethics of keeping a tang in a nano reef. If it doesn’t go well, you can always rehome a tang in good health if you act fast. However, 18 gallons of display volume is too small for active swimmers.
I had a pair of pink smith damsels in the tank, active and pretty. They were fine for a while, but one day something happened, and they got mean towards each other. I had to rehome them within 2 hours of becoming mean (I am not sure if one survived even after that).
Yep, I get what you are saying. I think I am considering the footprint more than the strict volume. I have basically 2 feet by nearly two feet of space for a fish to cruise through minus rock work which is all open caverns for the most part so hoping that will help create a good ecosystem.
PS: mind sharing your math on how the display is only 18 gallons display volume? (Maybe educational for other folks)
My guess would be you are saying the AIO chambers are ~4-5 gallons, and the display would be ~20 then minus displacement of rock and waterline?
I wish I could go bigger but this is the size limit for this apartment at the moment, which I part of why I went with this specific tank to maximize footprint/swim space etc.
We will see what comes up.
To keep the train rolling here are some bonus pictures of my little algae/jeweled blenny with a very plump belly. It jammed itself between my ammonia alert the other day which was kinda funny.
Technically even this guy could grow to 5-6 inches but he dissapears in my tank and has lots of room. Today he is maybe 2-3 inches head to tail. (use the amonia alert for scale)