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Old 09-01-2012, 11:22 PM   #11
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That light isn't gonna cut it or a nem sorry to say.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #12
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My friend has a nice 10g all he has is 1 clown, a goby and pistol shrimp. The nem would depend on what type of lighting your going to use. Like a T5 HO 4 bulb fixture, LED's like the AI or 2 Par30 or Par38 bulbs.

http://www.aquaillumination.com/sol/

http://ledtric.myshopify.com/product...18w-reeflamp-1

http://www.boostled.com/products/par30-reef-lamps

Just a few light ideas.

Also you'll need a power head or 2. Koralia makes a nice power head the nano's either the 240 or 425.

You'll need some live rock and sand. I went with all live rock and all live sand in my bio cube.

Here's a few pics of my friends 10 gallon with 2 par 30's and a aquaclear 110 HOB filter.

Oh and damsels are VERY aggressive so to let ya know. I had to re home both mine. There feisty for little guys. I'd stay away from them if it were me.

That definitely doesn't look like just 10g! Looks awesome!
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:56 PM   #13
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That light isn't gonna cut it or a nem sorry to say.
What's a nem? And how is the light not gonna cut it? It's the brightest available at petco
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:01 AM   #14
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The anemone. They needed strong light. Don't know the minimum requirements but I'm sure that light won't work. I just had to spend like $400 on lights for out to make it suitable for what I have in jiffy tank, including a bubble tip anemone.
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Jiffy is supposed to say "my"...don't ask how that happened.
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This is a 10g, and the bulbs met requirements for high light freshwater plants, how much more could it possibly need?
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:28 AM   #17
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This is a 10g, and the bulbs met requirements for high light freshwater plants, how much more could it possibly need?
Freshwater plants and Anemones/Corals have different spectrums of light that they require.

Also, it's not a matter of bulb strength as it is fixture strength. You can have a strong bulb, but if your fixture isn't rated for it, you aren't going to get the light output you expect.

In terms of things to go in a 10g saltwater, you may wanna consider just an invert tank? It's hard to find SW fish that enjoy a small footprint.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:37 AM   #18
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Freshwater plants and Anemones/Corals have different spectrums of light that they require.

Also, it's not a matter of bulb strength as it is fixture strength. You can have a strong bulb, but if your fixture isn't rated for it, you aren't going to get the light output you expect.

In terms of things to go in a 10g saltwater, you may wanna consider just an invert tank? It's hard to find SW fish that enjoy a small footprint.
I don't understand what you mean by small footprint. My lid is at correct rating for the bulb. I don't want an invert tank though. I want fish, even if only one fish, I want fish. I was thinking a single damsel or a single cardinal or even a goby would fit they way they look on the Internet, or maybe even those could be groups of two, although clownfish looks like it was knocked off the list
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I don't understand what you mean by small footprint. My lid is at correct rating for the bulb. I don't want an invert tank though. I want fish, even if only one fish, I want fish. I was thinking a single damsel or a single cardinal or even a goby would fit they way they look on the Internet, or maybe even those could be groups of two, although clownfish looks like it was knocked off the list
A footprint of an aquarium is (genetically speaking) the length and width of the tank. If I recall, a 10g is like 20 inches by 10 inches. Not a lot of fish in the wild wild ocean restricts itself to a 20x10 area. Hence why a 10g can be a little difficult to find proper SW fish for.

I'm not saying it can't be done, I've seen plenty of videos of people successfully having them. If you really want a fish maybe look into a Royal Gramma with some Inverts.

As far as the lights go, I don't disagree with the fact that your bulbs fit your "lid." Sadly, keeping decent Corals and especially Anemones requires high lighting usually coming from a fixture that has multiple T5-HO fixtures. Heck, I run T5-HO bulbs on my heavily planted freshwater!
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I'll look into the high light bulbs, but specifically cardinals, I want one or two and then some shrimp, stars, and the such, would that work?

That royal gramma fish is very pretty but the banghai cardinals would be my first choice
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