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Old 11-18-2005, 11:30 PM   #1
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Got a SW tank question.....

I've been setting up FW tanks for 2 decades now, and love them! But my wife is getting the SW bug, and she's sort of dragging me in too.

Is there a recommended tank size for a noob? Is there a tank size/setup that is easier to not screw up if you're a noob? Personally, I'd rather have a large tank, I'd like to see the OCEAN when I look in there. But if going big will be too hard and put the fish in danger, I'll start small.

Advice for a clueless FW guy?
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:34 PM   #2
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well truthfully the larger the tank the better!!! If you want big... GO BIG!!! you will have less fluxuation in your parameters that way.. Good Luck!!!!
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:30 AM   #3
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How big is your wallet? This will determine how big you go. Remember, the bigger you go, the more expensive it gets. I currently have a 120gal. If I had the room, I would get a 300 gal. Everyone here typically feels the same way as the requirements for marine species call for more volume, and the fish/coral selection is huge.

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i wish i had money
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:47 AM   #5
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I started with and still have my 75gal.. But as you move along you like species which need alot more room..

I say the bigger the better, anywhere between a 100-150 would give you room for alot of choices livestock/coral wise..
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I agree. I started with a 29 gal tank for SW. Can't wait for my own place and the new 150 gal. Hehe

Bigger is better.
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Awesome! Glad to hear it. I don't have the money yet, but will just keep putting $$ in the jar until it is full and see what we can get. Thank you all very much for the input.
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Old 11-20-2005, 04:45 AM   #8
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I'd go 75g is you can afford it. 55g is good too, just harder to layout since it has so little depth.
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does she have a fish wish list?
Id go with a tank that was big enough to house the fish that had the largest tank needs (assuming it is a reasonable fish, some shouldn't really be sold)
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oh.. and I like the idea of having a tank has dementions that are divisable by 24".. for MH lighting..
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