Guest adam1988

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Well let me first say that I am not the tang police but technically a 75 is too small for a powder blue ... tangs need ALLOT of room to swim and graze and a 6 foot @ 125 gallon tank is really the minimum size recommended for a powder blue. The link below will take you to a chart that shows the min size for most tangs.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1946007

Now you will see people do it but it is really not good for the long term health and well being of the fish. The theory being that they will quickly out grow smaller tanks.

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Guest Jdubs   
Guest Jdubs

You should be ok with a small one for a year or two, but sooner or latter he is going to need a bigger tank. I think that chart is based mostly on full grown tangs. Also they are a territorial fish, in the wild small schools set up territories for feeding and drive off other algae eaters. Be careful putting them with other tangs.

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Yardboy   

I've had a yellow tang in a 150 for 10 years, and while I'm not the reef police either, if I had it to do over again I'd not have him. He runs back and forth in front of the glass, and that's just not the way they behave in the wild. Clownfish, gobies, clowns, small angels, they all act so natural in my tank, but not the tang.

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