Tang choice for 5foot long frag tank ?

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I’ve just acquired a 5ft long 3 foot wide tank , it’s a shallow frag tank design and planning on using it as a tank for all my zoa and LPS frags. Looking to get a tang or two solely for algae control and wondering what everyone recommends ? Purple tangs are my all time favourite fish but if they aren’t the best with algae I’ll go elsewhere, thanks in advance !
 
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I’ve just acquired a 5ft long 3 foot wide tank , it’s a shallow frag tank design and planning on using it as a tank for all my zoa and LPS frags. Looking to get a tang or two solely for algae control and wondering what everyone recommends ? Purple tangs are my all time favourite fish but if they aren’t the best with algae I’ll go elsewhere, thanks in advance !
Tomini tangs destroy algae.
 
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Keep in mind that bristletooths (Ctenochaetus genus: kole, tomini, white tail, etc) eat different types of algae than the sailfins (Zebrasoma genus: yellow, purple, etc).

You can get more than one for a 5x3 tank.

Another great algae eating fish is one of the foxfaces.
 
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Keep in mind that bristletooths (Ctenochaetus genus: kole, tomini, white tail, etc) eat different types of algae than the sailfins (Zebrasoma genus: yellow, purple, etc).

You can get more than one for a 5x3 tank.

Another great algae eating fish is one of the foxfaces.
I have a little Fiji foxface in my display but he’s a bugger for nipping my LPS , still love the little fella and he’s great for algae. I might just see what sort of algae I’m having issues with and sort from there. Thanks for the help everyone , I’ve got mollies doing the work in my little frag tank and they are brilliant to be honest
 
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Josvanmeer's hit on the very suggestion I'd make;

Bristletooth tangs are industrious removers of film algaes, while Zebrasoma seem to be the handiest with hair algaes. Purples get a little bit big, but a smaller purple or a yellow and a bristletooth would give you a near unbeatable team.

A lot of folks recommend the foxfaces for bubble algae, and I have one in my tank - but I've also seen my purple tackle bubble.

~B.
 
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