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Old 08-02-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Are nano reefs easiers to keep than bigger saltwater aquaria ?

Are these any easiers to keep and if not which is the easiest type of saltwater aquaria ?

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Old 08-02-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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Nope most people will tell you they are harder because water volume is smaller leading to mistakes getting out of control quicker. They say start bigger.

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As mentioned above the answer is No. More water volume is more forgiving when it comes to mistakes and water issues. I always suggest someone go with a bigger tank like a 55 gallon first and then for a challenge go with the nano tank. Just my experience.


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+1 Melosu58

Smaller tanks are more of a challenge to keep due to the limited water volume. When parameters go south, they go quickly.

I have a 4g all the way up to a 125g and I find I spend more time on my 4g pico than I do on the 125g!

55g is a great startup size in my opinion, if you must go smaller I found that my first sw tank, a 29g was a good place to start as well. If you are tight on space that is. The 29g is 30" long while a 55g is 48" long.

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Agree with the above in this case bigger is easyer lol
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However, a smaller tank is easier to afford to do it properly. Bigger is better, but you have to stay small enough to do it properly. I have seen it many times where people get a cheap tank on craigslist but then can't afford to get enough rock, adequate lighting, a big enough skimmer, etc. and then can't figure out why the tank isn't thriving.

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