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Old 03/08/2018, 04:40 PM   #1
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Getting a Tank Handed Down to me, Please Advise

I am getting this tank handed down to me by odd occurrences. I really want to do it right and make it into a well rounded tank. It is a 40 Gallon with a Clown Fish, Yellow Tang and a shrimp. It has every part it needs to run but I just need advice on what other Fish I should add and Plants i should put in.

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Please let me know. [link removed]

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Old 03/08/2018, 11:51 PM   #2
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That link doesn't appear to be working, at least not for other people. You'll need to upload the picture to some site and post a link from there.

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Old 03/09/2018, 05:57 AM   #3
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Flashing lights... pull over... tang police here..

First thing you do is return the yellow tang to a local fish store for credit..
A 40G tank is not suitable for a yellow tang.. Even a small juvenile one will quickly outgrow that tank..

As to what other fish/plants.. Thats all up to you..
Just research the needs of those fish/plants,etc... so that you are putting them into a suitable home and know how to properly take care of them..

You have a LOT of learning to do though..
I'd suggest starting with a good 5 hours or so of reading this..
and then continue on..
A saltwater tank is not something one should just start with little to no knowledge..
They can require considerable time/money/effort..
This ain't a goldfish bowl..

sorry.. tough love

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Old 03/09/2018, 08:21 AM   #4
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The first rule of keeping tangs, is you don't talk about keeping tangs (in a small tank).

A list of equipment would be helpful.

And saltwater tanks can get pretty expensive, both in $$$ and your time.

my reef tank is the best skimmer... of my wallet
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Old 03/09/2018, 08:37 AM   #5
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Old 03/09/2018, 08:46 AM   #6
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When I saw 40 gallons and yellow tang my eyes literally got big and I jumped back from my computer. All kidding aside, please read the stickies at the top and the link mcgyvr supplied. With no knowledge it's going to be a tough road but not impossible.

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Old 03/09/2018, 09:45 AM   #7
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If you love the tang, you can always get a bigger tank!

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Old 03/09/2018, 09:51 AM   #8
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Agreed, I made the mistake with my first tank on getting a yellow tang and it never seemed happy in my tank which was a 60 gallon. I would vote for exchanging it for credit as well and get something that will do better in a smaller tank.

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Old 03/09/2018, 10:04 AM   #9
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Old 03/09/2018, 10:48 AM   #10
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I am a novice and I couldn't concentrate after seeing Tang and 40G. I expected a lot of Tang Police to follow, and it didn't disappoint.

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