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Old 11-22-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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10 gallon saltwater fish only tank, possible???? or insane

Hi i wanted to know is a 10 gallon saltwater fish only tank possible, i know they are very hard, im willing to check the chemicals daily and do weekly water changes and keep a close eye on it. The livestock would consist of one small clown and one small pepermint shrimp........ no more then that

Is this possible or am i doomed to fail, i understand things happen very fast in such a small tank...

What are the resons some people fail at this??

This is not my only saltwater tank i have 2 others. thanks.
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You can do it, its just a lot of checking your chemicals. I know the smaller that tank the hard it is, but if you are dilligent I am sure that you will be able to do it.

Good Luck

Let us know how it turns out 8O
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:45 PM   #3
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Its not doomed to fail, especialy since you have some expierience. Your bioload would be acceptable for this tank People keep nano-reefs with size or smaller

Keep the temperature stable, keep the water clean, and you're good to go!
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:58 PM   #4
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Thank you, this is my question, if i tested my chemicals and they were a little off would i do a 10-20 percent water change, just like i would do in my 55 gallon?? i will be doing one once a week as maintance also.
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WC should take care of it. My main concern would be evaporation in a tank that size.
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As long as you are dedicated to it, you will be fine. Beware though, its addictive as you know. Before you know it you will have a Sea World sized tank like Brenden, LOL.
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It's possible just stick with the stock your thinking of and add some hermits and you'll be fine.

I have one and it's a little overstocked right now and it's doing greatly with almost zero everything lol. Just monitor your tank everyday and keep adding water hwen needed. Evaporation is somewhat of a problem. If you forget about it for like 3 days a gallon wil go away and salinity goes up to about 1.027, not an entirealy bad thing but stressful on the fish. You just have to remmeber that in small tanks a little problem can turn into a huge problem the next day.
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Like they said it is possible and I also wonder about the evaporation rate. If you could do a bigger one it sure would help you out as well as your tankmates
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