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Old 08-10-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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I am planning to set up a 10 gallon for a saltwater, since that is all I will have when I go to college. I have eight freshwater tanks that are doing great. I have 2 fives, 2 40's, 2 55's, a 56, and a 29 gallon. What should I do to at least start planning my tank. I have been doing some research, but not a lot YET. I know to do a lot of research. What would you recommend? Thanks
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They is a very long answer. . So lets take it in parts. First part - what type of salt water tank do u want?
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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They is a very long answer. . So lets take it in parts. First part - what type of salt water tank do u want?
Either fish only or fish with live rock. I am able to do a 20-gallon long or tall ( I have both ) which is better? Thanks for the help!
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Depends on what fish you are looking at getting. Some fish like to travel vertically in the water column , and some travel more on the horizontal plane.
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Depends on what fish you are looking at getting. Some fish like to travel vertically in the water column , and some travel more on the horizontal plane.
I'm interested in the blue damselfish and a pair of clowns. I may get an anemone for the clowns. I did hear that a beginner should not start with an anemone so I may just do the fish.
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The clowns are a great idea. The damsel are some very aggressive fish. it sounds like the 20 L would work best. As for the anenome. . I have had mine for a year andi love it , but the catch is they require a good light source which is not needed for a fowlr. The reef capable lighting is significantly more money.
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A pair of clowns in a 10 gallon is not a great idea in my opinion. They need a minimum of 20 gallons, so if you are desperate for those clowns then you will need a bigger tank.
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The clowns are a great idea. The damsel are some very aggressive fish. it sounds like the 20 L would work best. As for the anenome. . I have had mine for a year andi love it , but the catch is they require a good light source which is not needed for a fowlr. The reef capable lighting is significantly more money.
With a pair of clowns and a anemone, what, if any, other fish would you recommend? I want the anemone so I will save for those lights.
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With a pair of clowns and a anemone, what, if any, other fish would you recommend? I want the anemone so I will save for those lights.
Alreadly a horrible stock with 2 clowns.
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Alreadly a horrible stock with 2 clowns.
I'm new to this, why would clowns be a horrible stock and what would you suggest? Thanks
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