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Old 08-08-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
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First time setting up a Saltwater tank

I was looking into setting up a 10 gallon Saltwater aquarium. Ive been watching YouTube videos over how to set them up and stuff like that. I just had a quick question they are saying you have to have a lot of water flow is it ok if you just get live rock and put a air stone under it or will that work? Thank you to everyone that responds.
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I was looking into setting up a 10 gallon Saltwater aquarium. Ive been watching YouTube videos over how to set them up and stuff like that. I just had a quick question they are saying you have to have a lot of water flow is it ok if you just get live rock and put a air stone under it or will that work? Thank you to everyone that responds.
Nope no airs tones in SW. Power heads an a good filter create plenty of flow.
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Nope no airs tones in SW. Power heads an a good filter create plenty of flow.
What kind of filter do you think I should get and how much is a power head?
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If you're new to salt water I would highly suggest getting the biggest tank possible. The smaller the tank the more difficult it is to keep healthy.

+1 to no airstones in salt water.

Check out hydor koralia power heads for flow. They are the best budget powerhead out there.

For water flow I would shoot for two powerheads giving 10x - 40x the tank volume in flow per hour.
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What kind of filter do you think I should get and how much is a power head?
Filters can be completely avoided in salt water provided you have enough live rock. It doubles as the biological filter in salt water.
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What kind of filter do you think I should get and how much is a power head?
Fulval just came out with a awesome filter, calle the C3 I think? I'll post a link for you later on haha. I'm upgrading mine to that
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Fulval just came out with a awesome filter, calle the C3 I think? I'll post a link for you later on haha. I'm upgrading mine to that
Could a 10 gallon filter work for it or not? I don't want to much flow where the fish can't swim.
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Suggested flow for a salt water tank is 10x - 40x the tank volume per hour. The fish are perfectly used to the high flow so don't worry about it.
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If you really want to use a hob filter get one rated for at least twice the volume. I agree that starting bigger is better, it is quite hard to maintain stable temp and salinity on such a small tank. I started with a 55g and almost instantly wanted to upgrade (addictive hobby) you may also be disappointed with the fish selection for a 10 (no clowns)
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Suggested flow for a salt water tank is 10x - 40x the tank volume per hour. The fish are perfectly used to the high flow so don't worry about it.
So would a 20 gallon filter be good for a 10 gallon sw tank?
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