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Old 06-17-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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5 gallon reef tank

I've been keeping fish for almost 13 years and I feel that I am ready to move on to a reef tank. I would like to start out with a 5 gallon reef tank. I know this is daring but I want to be practical before I spend thousands of dollars on a larger system. I don't plan on adding fish to the tank. Can you give me some suggestions to invertebrates and equipment that you've found useful? If you have a reef tank less than 10 gallons, would you please share a picture along with the size,lighting, filtration,additional equipment, and livestock?
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My tank in just under 10 it's a 9 I have one yellowtail damsel 2 turbo snails and a few corals I keep LPS corals like torch and hammers they are fairly easy to take care of my lights are LEDs forget how many watts my filter is the stock one that is built in to the back of the tank got a hydor korillia 900 power head because my return pump wasn't great
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:37 PM   #3
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Nice tank. Do those corals require high lighting?
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Honestly on my tank I got just the light that came with the tank ATM cos my other one broke and I think it's only got like 5watts getting put out and they are surviving fine all there tenticles are still just opening up but ill upload a pic of my torch once it does and it looks beautiful
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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On a 5g tank I might go with a DIY cree led fixture. Those are both medium light corals so will need a fair amount of light to thrive.
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They have been thriving for a while now I had a par30 bulb but it broke while I was moving but other easy corals that are hardy are mushrooms they grow real good and look awesome
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Here is the pic of the corals after the lights have been on for a bit
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Could I grow zoas in my tank? Would I need high lighting
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I think you would be alright with zoas iv never had them mainly because my LFS. never has any
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:55 AM   #10
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Great to hear that your getting in on the salty crazy 2. :] I just started mine. Lights depend on the depth of your tank. o you know how many watts are your current lights. Personally I would go with some type of coral with that light that comes with. You could invest in a higer lighting and have more variety of corals
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