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Old 08-22-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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20 long reef

I have been looking for at filters, skimmers, and lights for a 20l that I'm pla on geting after my family moves its going to be a reef i want to get 1 fire dartfish, 2 occelaris clownfish, 1 skunk cleaner shrimp, 1-2 red legged hermit crab(s), and 1 bubble anemone the corals i want to keep are zoanthids mushrooms and a toadstool ( and a couple others i forgot the names of)
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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So what's your question
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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Sorry i was rushing i am wandering what filter, skimmer and light you reccomend for a 20l reef tank?
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #4
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20L tank, your overstocked with the 2 clown fish already??
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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two ocellaris need 30 gallons but you could do a pair of true percula clowns or a single ocellaris
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two ocellaris need 30 gallons but you could do a pair of true percula clowns or a single ocellaris
20L is 4,1/2 gallons?
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20L is 4,1/2 gallons?
20 long is what i was guessing
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Hope your wright lol
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:31 PM   #10
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20 long
the anemone is going to need very stable conditions, if you want a pair of ocellaris i would go with a 29 instead of 20 long
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I can't find a empty 29 gallon anywere i was going to get a 29 at first but i can't find one
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When i first started, i had an anemone in a 20g get sucked up into a skimmer, they move around till they find a happy spot
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Yeah i heard of that happening with featherdusters but not anemones. I'm still wondering about equipment. And i heard that when a snail dies in a tank it realeses toxins so i wondering if ther were any snails that don't.
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? Thats funny, maybe nitrates, but my hermit crabs love to eat the ones that die, even the cleaner shrimp come for a snack
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so they don't release toxins?
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so they don't release toxins?
a dead snail or any fish/crab will cause an ammonia spike if it dies and you don't remove it
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i know that but some one told me that if a snail dies in a aquarium it with kill every thing. (still wondering about equipment)
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whats your budget on lights? skimmer?
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I don't want to spend more than $125 on lights and $100 on a skimmer and for a filter don't want to spend more than $120.
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A 20L probably doesn't need a skimmer. Water changes and live rock should be enough along with good flow. Easy to light, a 60-90 watt LED would be more than enough for most corals. Other types of lights may heat a 20L up too much.

Let others address stocking issues, but don't overstock.
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