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Old 08-02-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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New 10g reef

I'm starting a new 10g reef and was wondering if anyone could just give me some pointers on how to keep a good reef. I've talked to many people and done plenty of research but just wanted to see what you people have to say and yes I have a light strong enough and the tank is cycled. I will only keep soft corals for now. But ya any info and pointers will be great!!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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Test often and take things slow. In a 10g I might look at 2 fish maximum. Just be sure to quarantine everything before it goes into your dt even if its your first fish. If you bring ich into your tank it will have to remain fishless for 6 weeks to get rid of it.
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Is it just primarily keeping water parameters in check?
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It depends on the fish if you do get some. 10 gallons is hard to get nice fish in. A nano reef is hard because concentrations of ammonia, nitrites and nitrates can rise quickly.
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Not to mention salinity will change quickly as water evaporates
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:25 AM   #6
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The nanos are more difficult to keep parameters in check. I started with a 20 and was having a few issues until I added a 10g refugium.
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