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Old 12-25-2006, 10:13 PM   #1
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first sw aquarium

I have had a 29 gallon aquarium for a little more than a year now and am wanting to start a salt water aquarium for awhile. I dont want anything to big but i want a small reef. Something just to get started. I have no clue what size tank i should get or anything so any advice would be appriceated.

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Well, a lot of that would depend on what you will be wanting to keep in the tank. You may want to do a little research, maybe look around liveaquaria.com for some things that interest you. Do you want a reef, or just a tank with fish and live rock? Give us a few more details about what you want and we can probably help you more.

I have a 29 gallon reef right now. 130 watt PC lighting (soon upgraded to MH) with LPS and soft corals, 2 clownfish. Of course though, the bigger the better. A 29 gallon is not that big for a sw tank. So if you want a tank with a larger emphasis on fish, I'd go with atleast 55 gallons or larger if you can.

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29 will work but as Lindsay said the bigger the better. The bigger the water volume the more forgiving it will be on your mistakes and procrastinations. You`ll need about 1.5-2 lbs of LR per gallon and a skimmer for good biological filtration.You`ll need a lighting system that matches the type of corals you want. So many questions so little time. Hope all goes well.
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