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Old 04-12-2013, 11:23 PM   #11
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Honesty your very limited. I'd say a shrimp or two. I don't see any fish that would go into a 3 gallon. Some rock and mushrooms. It's gonna hard to keep salinity in check in such a small tank. In such a small tank there is very little room for error. Also just to add shrimp are extremely sensitive to salinity swings so be very careful if you the shrimp route.


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Old 04-13-2013, 02:35 AM   #12
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Do u just want me to get a bigger fish tank?
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:00 AM   #13
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Maybe neon gobies? Or barnacle blennies? But like what they said, you'll have to do way more maintenance to keep the parameters within reason than with bigger tanks.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #14
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Do u just want me to get a bigger fish tank?
I don't "want" you to do anything other then be happy and have a thriving little saltwater tank. A 3 gallon for the first go around is very difficult IMO.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #15
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You can check out my thread about my 2 gallon nano... A lot of people chimed in with a lot of helpful ideas.
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Ok guys
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #17
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You could do a sexy shrimp tank, I think they are pretty cool and would be happy with a small tank with some macro algae. It would need dedicated maintenance but the macro would help keep the water parameters good.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:36 PM   #18
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How much is it?
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:33 PM   #19
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It looks like the shrimp are $10 on live aquaria, my LFS sells them for around $20. The macro algae isn't that much, the interesting looking stuff is a bit more and from what i have read if not properly maintained can go sexual and crash the tank. I'm sure a LFS would order some macro in for you but I haven't ever seen any at mine.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...35&pcatid=1135
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...lies.cfm?c=490
These are the links to live aquaria.

If you do decide to do this the most important thing I could think of is to make sure the salinity of you new water for water changes matches the tank exactly. On such a small tank it could change the salinity pretty rapidly which can kill inverts. The other thing would be to research the proper maintenance for macros, I don't have any experience which them.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:41 PM   #20
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Thankful so much. And where do u live?
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