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Old 03-18-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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20 gallon build?

im new to the salt game and im only allowed a max of 20 gallons since im on the 2nd floor. So what would you guys recommend for a small tank? throw some ideas at me, what would do good until i can setup a big tank?
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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im new to the salt game and im only allowed a max of 20 gallons since im on the 2nd floor. So what would you guys recommend for a small tank? throw some ideas at me, what would do good until i can setup a big tank?
If you can go with a 29g for more fish options.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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if i were to sneak a 29g in what options do i gain?
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if i were to sneak a 29g in what options do i gain?
Probably a couple clown gobies.
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what kind of 29g setup would you recommend? just live rock with a couple fish or a reef tank? would you recommend those biocubes or go with a regular tank?
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I have a 29g rectangle and have a pair of percula clowns, a pygmy angel, algae blenny and a hectors goby. Also several corals.
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what kind of filter are you running? for small tanks like a 29g whats the best lighting for it? a guy at my LFS told me that the corals will live but wont grow under LED only MH.
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I think if you get the right LED's, they are better than any thing else. There are low power LED's out there that aren't very good.
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what kind of 29g setup would you recommend? just live rock with a couple fish or a reef tank? would you recommend those biocubes or go with a regular tank?
Go with a fowlr first then transition to a reef over time when you get the idea of it.
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Are those biocubes the way to go or are they over rated? I was talking to a different LFS guy and he told me he could set me up a tank and put fish in the same day with a guarantee of no casualties... Is this guy blowing smoke or not?
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