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Old 08-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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10 gal nano

Have a Aqueon 10 gal with a quietflow 10 filter and pro 50 watt heater. Could I make me a nano reef with a fish or two with some invertebrates? Also what would I need to get for it?
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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I wouldn't bother until you at least get a 20 gallon you could maybe put a goby in there maybe! On the bright side petco is doing a $1 per gallon sale maybe look up that and it depends where you get live rock! It could be anywhere from 3 to 9 dollars a pound and it adds up quickly.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:48 PM   #3
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Shoot yea you could do an awesome looking nano reef with your 10 gallon! I would look into doing some upgrades on your tank though especially if your looking to keep corals. Your going to need a better light, a power head, a refractometer, and lots of live rock.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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You can definitely do a nice 10 gallon saltwater reef tank.

I've seen a few amazing ones and a friend of mine has a awesome 10 gallon reef setup.

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That's a 10 gallon right there. I don't care what anyone says. That tank is looking pretty good for a 10 gallon and does the job of standing out in his living room when company is over.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:12 PM   #5
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Okay so everyone says you can do a 10 gallon build well...do it! Make an awesome nano reef! Fish? Pssh you need some freaking awesome corals in there! Get a t-5 or metal halide light and you could put (almost) any coral you wanted in there!
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:18 PM   #6
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Okay so everyone says you can do a 10 gallon build well...do it! Make an awesome nano reef! Fish? Pssh you need some freaking awesome corals in there! Get a t-5 or metal halide light and you could put (almost) any coral you wanted in there!
Not sure if that's sarcasm, kind of hard to tell over the PC. I don't see any reason why someone can't do a 10 gallon reef setup and have it look amazing. My friend uses 2 Par30 LED lights from boostLED. Pictures don't lie. As long as you test test test and do your water changes you'll be fine. Are you limited on fish? That's a given. It's one or the other.

Some people can't afford a 100+ gallon tank and just want a "little" piece of the ocean in there home.

Like you said go for it! And enjoy it! I have a bio cube 29 and a innovative marine nuvo 8 gallon and I'm very happy with them both
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No sarcasm didnt mean for it to be so sorry if I offended you, but I am serious get some t-5s or metal halides and you can make a little reef in that 10 gallon!
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No sarcasm didnt mean for it to be so sorry if I offended you, but I am serious get some t-5s or metal halides and you can make a little reef in that 10 gallon!
Haha it's all good. Hard to read through typing sometimes. I agree some good lights will be needed and then you can go crazy with the coral selection.
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Thank for the advise? I just started a job at a fish store so I should be able to get it for cheaper hopefully
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