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Old 03-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Best Saltwater Tank Size

What is the best size for a saltwater aquarium? I have heard different opinions, so I am asking you guys...
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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I vote for 90g
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IME and IMO the 55 gallon tank is the best size for the SW starter. It`s big enough that the added water volume will be more forgiving should mistakes or problems arise. Once you have established that the 125 is definitely a great size as it is 6 ft long and plenty of swimming room.
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Sounds awesome. In the future, I will want to convert my 55 gallon FW tank to SW, and I wanted to figure out if I needed a bigger tank. What are good fish species (I think I have asked this before) for a SW beginner??
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I like 55g for a starter tank, maybe even 75g, it is even better with a wider footprint.

I'm a little biased though, I think the ultimate tank is a 125g, not obscenely big but big enough for some tangs.
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I would do it now, but it is insanely expensive, then I have to figure out how to cure live rock, salt doses, keep perfect water parameters, and overall just for experienced fish keepers. I wish I could convert. So sad.
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I'm a fan of the 75. you would use the same lighting and components as the 55, but have an extra 6" front to back for aquascaping. The 90 is too deep IMO.
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Sounds awesome. In the future, I will want to convert my 55 gallon FW tank to SW, and I wanted to figure out if I needed a bigger tank. What are good fish species (I think I have asked this before) for a SW beginner??
Now there is this question to answer.
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Tank size ,well it depends on which fish you want..I started with a 75 and to me thats a perfect starter tank like others have said..A 55 IMO is just too narrow ...A 75 gives you lots of fish options too (excluding triggers,tangs,large angels and most puffers)..Could get a nice dwarf angel as a centerpiece fish if you wanted to go the fish only route ...
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Ok, I am going to start a new thread on stocking a 75 gallon SW tank...
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