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Old 03-13-2011, 11:33 AM   #11
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While I agree bigger is better, a 10G to start is not impossible or extremely difficult. My first (and only) SW tank is 14G, and I've had no major issues.

Also the fact that $75 is limited doesn't mean he can't do it, he never specified whether he was going FO, FOWLR, or reef so he may never have to buy lights or LR. Powerheads may be another piece of equipment he could skip without any LR. And he may have a LFS around like I do that sells premixed SW, added he doesn't have to buy a full bucket of salt to start.

Just be aware that you will be limited on space and you'll have to be aware of your water parameters. Since your budget is only $75 I'll try to get a small break down of stuff you'll need and the price.

10G standard tank: ~$15 from Walmart
Filter (I suggest an AquaClear 30 to do the job, maybe a 50 since you won't be having the biological filtration of LR) : ~$30-40 at a petsmart or petco around
Heater: 50w should be fine ~$20

That's a bare minimum tank, no sand, no salt. Now the filter I suggested is a bit pricier than someone with your budget would look at, but worth it IMO. If at all possible widen your budget to have a tank more accomodating for fish
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:27 PM   #12
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thank ever1 i appreciate the help and my brother is breeding clown fish and said i could keep two clownfish in that tank with very very good filtration and if i do need a really big tank does anybody have any deals they can give me on tht sort of stuff
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Look yellowtang 696 it's very hard to make a marine tank with 75 dollars and you only have a 10 gallon tank the way I would say is forget a protein skimmer for a minute and just start off with a hardy fish witch is cheap but in your tank just get a filter and a heater and live rock would help as well that should work
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Spend 75 on your tank then save up and buy your equipment step by step even if it takes a while you will be better off!!

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you really should take it slow and steady. The key to saltwater is taking your time. You will be much happier spending the money on a tank you want and getting it piece by piece and not jumping into something
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