Tang suggestions?

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    i crumple it up and toss it through the powehead for that tank now. Thrill of the hunt!
     
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    Hes gorgeous!
     
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    really considering doing another atlantic blue, and a hippo of course, but for the 3rd tang i refuse to try another bristletooth, i just cant keep them alive. Any other suggestions? Somthing that will do well in the 125 until we upgrade to the 240 for the large angel.
     
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    Naso!!!
     
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    Hello,

    I would suggest sohal but they need to be last and its a 50/50 if they are nice or not. Another would be an Achilles tang but if you do a tank move, that would stress it out and he would not make it probably. Another would be maybe the powder blue or brown would be nice to add.

    I suggest you find all the fish you want now, because if your like me lol I hate adding fish. All my gangs have been super healthy and fat, so I don’t stir the pot and havnt added anything. (Except a golden head goby). But I also run to uv sterilizer as well to help with diseases.
     
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    Powder blue is iffy....they can be the bully of the tank and kill everyone off. Powder brown on the other hand would be a good choice. Achilles is not for a good one to choose for beginners due to their price and they need a established tank to really thrive. They're harder to keep then the other ones on the list.
     
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    2-Blue, 3-yellow,1-Kole, 1-Sohal, 1- Desjardini and a Lieutenant Tang. The Sohal is the boss. They rest worked it out and are fine. I always wanted an Achilles Tang but my LFS talked me out of it due to his/their success rate.
     
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    Yes sohal would be the boss of the tank for sure. Someone had an Achilles tang they were selling but it was bad timing for me otherwise I would of snatch it.
     
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    The next order I'll be ordering 3 to 4 tangs,aybe a replacement butterflies, then I'll wait a bit and add the juvinile large angel. I'll then let every one grow out before I buy the 240. I have a 125 gallon sump in this system already, and my stand will support a 6 foot 240 so basically I need glass and return pumps
     
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    How long would one last in a 125 before upgrade as I'd add a 4th Tang instead of a butterfly or second rabbit.

    May even go bigger wife really wants a blue face and empreror
     
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    I got my baby naso years ago the same exact size with the one I have now which is around 3" and he lived in the 55 for about 2 years before I moved him into a 90 which he got to about 6 or 7" before I sold everything. So I had him for about 5 years. The baby blond naso at critters is the same size as the one I have.
     
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    Don't tempt me. My qt is empty and cycled!!

    I'm thinking
    Naso
    Atlantic blue
    Blue hippo
    Red sea salifin

    Then I'll do a school of chromis and a juvinile large angel
     
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    Here's the blond naso I have right now in my reefer as you can see the purple right next to him.
     
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    Another thing is I don't know if its the reason why I hadn't had any issues but it's up to you if you want to proceed. When I added the naso he had black ich I did not see while at the store but I didn't do anything to treat it and it all disappeared after 2 days being in the tank. I didn't pay attention to the temp of my tank for awhile now and one day when I looked at the digital thermometer I realized its been running at 72 for quite sometime now as the heater is stuck at that temp so it has malfunctioned and will only heat to 72. But all the live stock had been fine with no quarantine. I have had no death, disease, nor parasite issue at this temp. Someone mentioned to me at that temp the fish tend to run more slime coating which that's their natural protection. But you can try if you want to give it a try at the lower temp. I was tempted to try on my 90 but at this moment when everyone is fine I don't want to rock the boat.
     
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    What size reefer is that? I really like it! Beautiful naso!
     
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    Whatever I get will spend a at least a few weeks in qt tank for good measure.
     
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    It's the 65g one
     
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    Beautiful! My wife isn't a fan of rimless, otherwise I'd get one when I replace my 90 reef.

    Im thinking a paraguard treatment, metro and focus in the food, and a prazipro round for the tangs should cover it.
     
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    Also with Naso... How welcoming are they to other tangs? Like could I do say Naso first then the others?
     
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