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Old 04-01-2011, 09:48 PM   #11
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Water param going wild, water quality, bad lfs advice, overstocking, overheating, and that is just of the top of my head. There's plenty more and if you were a beginning sw aquarist maybe start with a fowlr? Or maybe a mantis tank. I love em. But corals just win all together.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:57 PM   #12
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But cant that all happen in a bigger tank too i would think things like flat worms and parasites, cyano and ha would all be harder to battle in a bigger tank where in my small tank nothing gets overlooked. So maybe things can go wrong either way?
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It canhappen but it's more controllable and easier to catch at the beginning.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:36 PM   #14
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Bad things just happen a lot FASTER in a nano. Every little thing you do affects everything in the tank. For something to cause a problem in a large tank, it has to be that many times worse to have the same effect. In a nano the smallest problem can have big effects in an instant. This is based on having had many of the problems, with my own impatience being the most common cause. Overstocking a nano tank is way too easy, and does not end well.
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For a 10 gallon tank one clown fish is plenty. They are very messy eaters so their bio load would be higher than some other fish. Aggression is another concern with a 10 gallon there is no place for another fish to hide. You could always do a peppermint shrimp, emerald crab, hermit crab or even something like a decorator crab as long as you aren't going to have corals.
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I am researching for a 10 gallon fowlr. I have kids so will start with a clown, of course. I would like a second fish, but I like ones that actually swim, not sit or perch. What could move around in the 10 gallon with the clown? Also, I need easy to find cost effective fish since I am just starting out. Thanks!
We have a chromis with a false percula clown in 10g. They swim together, but the chromis prefers a school. Maybe a cleaner shrimp would do them well? How about a small wrasse?
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