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Old 07-07-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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20 gallon stocking???

I am currently going through the process of switching my freshwater tank to saltwater. It is currently stocked with 4 green spotted puffers. They are approx. 2 inches in size. (I know this tank is too small for them so I am getting rid of them ASAP). I'm so excited to do a saltwater tank. Tonight I just purchased 20lbs of live sand, hydrometer, and powerhead. I will be purchasing more sand later. I am just trying to figure out what I should stock it with. I really like saltwater hermit crabs, so I want a fish that is compatible with hermits.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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Also, how long should I let my tank cycle?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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I am in the process of setting up a nano reef too! Well maybe yours isn't a reef but still. I'd put a couple of clowns and a few fire fish. Or a few cardinals and a goby/blenny. Something like that. And if you are testing regularly you should know when your cycle is done.
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I am in the process of setting up a nano reef too! Well maybe yours isn't a reef but still. I'd put a couple of clowns and a few fire fish. Or a few cardinals and a goby/blenny. Something like that. And if you are testing regularly you should know when your cycle is done.
Alright thanks. I really like clowns!! And I will look into the fire fish. Will these fish be compatible with hermits and snails?
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Yes they will. And other things too, like shrimp, urchins, etc.
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Yes they will. And other things too, like shrimp, urchins, etc.
Ok. Now I'm just waiting on the stuff I ordered to arrive. Im guessing it will be here by Thursday or Friday. I spent $60 last night ordering stuff from petco! Salt water tanks can be expensive but it pays off in the end. They look so much better than freshwater tanks to me.
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Yeah I get my ten gallon in a 2 weeks. Getting the sand, rock, etc right now. You doing a reef?
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Yeah I get my ten gallon in a 2 weeks. Getting the sand, rock, etc right now. You doing a reef?
Lol I'm very new to this... What's a reef aquarium?
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It's got corals. I think the corals are going to be my favorite part haha
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It's got corals. I think the corals are going to be my favorite part haha
I like corals. Is there anything extra required for corals?
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