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Yellow Tangs were my first favorite fish. It is now shared with Black Mollies. The temperament of this combination promotes a very peaceful community tank.

This 55G lagoon tank is supported with minimum equipment and maintenance. A $20 power head and a $50 HOB provide brisk circulation. A small amount of activated carbon is replaced each week. No other maintenance, aside from glass cleaning. Water makeup from the Middle Trinity Aquifier is extremely caustic, and qualifies as lime water. In tank buffering is accomplished with aroggonite. When the lights go out and the pH drops, the mood is set. With no work on my part, at 8.0 pH, aroggonite will begin dissolving. This releases trace minerals and alkalinity buffers which maintain dynamic equilibrium. Considering that lagoons and salt water marshes are the hatchery for the oceans, I mimic proven systems.

While I use reverse light cycles on systems with refugiums, I find it to be unnecessary for my purposes, which require econominal set ups.

More later,

Patrick

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Absolutely love the yellow tangs. Mine has been deformed from poor water conditions at the beginning, (the time i didn't know what i was doing in saltwater) but has bounced back since. He never grew his dorsal or anal fins back but he looks happy as a clam. I would never part with him for that reason. Great fish

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You sure do have one spoiled yellow tang lol!

Yes, he likes the veggie bar. His favorite is Nemastoma which is seeded on the only live rock in the tank. It is the third picture.

Patrick

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