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Old 11-25-2012, 01:21 PM   #11
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Yes I have the tank itself

And a DIY lid
It's made of sort of like a mesh material

So all in all around how much do you think ill spend?
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:34 PM   #12
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2 to 3 hundred all said and done to start probably depending on what brand of stuff you buy IMO
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Also I read online that if I have live sand and live rock with good water movement from a power head or something I wouldn't really need a filter
Is that right?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:20 PM   #14
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Also I read online that if I have live sand and live rock with good water movement from a power head or something I wouldn't really need a filter
Is that right?
Well, there's a filtration method called the Berlin method that uses LR and a skimmer. However, being that this is your first SW tank and its only 10g, I wouldn't try to do that one quite yet. It'll be way too easy to overfeed and have your parameters go out of whack and have problems. I would do a hob filter rated for 20-30g tanks. It'll help you in the long run, just clean it out every week with PWCs.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #15
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Well, there's a filtration method called the Berlin method that uses LR and a skimmer. However, being that this is your first SW tank and its only 10g, I wouldn't try to do that one quite yet. It'll be way too easy to overfeed and have your parameters go out of whack and have problems. I would do a hob filter rated for 20-30g tanks. It'll help you in the long run, just clean it out every week with PWCs.
+1 exactly right and for me I don't use a filter expect the one on the hob eshopps and that's it ....once every couple months ill throw a filter sock on and let it polish the water for a coupe hours but that's it ...when I started I used a penguin 350 filter which was good but since then upgraded to sump and overflow so much better
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #16
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I read that 2 ocellaris clownfish (Nemo) woul be fine for this nano reef?
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #17
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No sorry two clowns would be too much. You could do just one and have that be the only fish
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2 clowns would need at least a 20g. But 1 will be okay in there.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:21 AM   #19
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Thank you!
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:09 PM   #20
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I'm going to go against the grain on this one. Just my personal opinion & observation, but I'm sitting here watching my Ocellaris swim all around my 28g nano, and I couldn't imagine putting him in a tank almost one third the size. Yeah, it'd probably be OK, but....... even the smaller clowns have the potential of reaching 2 1/2" to 3 1/2"

Just my $0.02
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