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Old 01-05-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Fluval SPEC No skimmer

We have a small tank ( 3 gallon ) with 2 fish, a shrimp and an array of crabs & snails & 2 lbs live rock. Our fish store keeps this same set up on their store counter. He suggests 1/3 water change every week. 2 weeks in we have a happy healthy tank, but I'm wondering if anyone else has other suggestions to maintain this fun little starter tank?
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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Go bigger, I started with a 5gal and the salinity and all that other stuff bounced around so much it drove me crazy. Bigger is more stable
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I have no intentions of staying with tiny... it's so addictive! But.. With that said, we just built a house and I'm waiting to build a great space in the basement for a big tank! This starter tank is what my 8 year old asked Santa for for Christmas... And it's fantastic! We have decided that it's a way bigger time sucker then our iPhones and iPads... Lol!
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what 2 fish do you have in a 2.5 gal spec?
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:30 PM   #5
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A small black clown and a yellow watchman goby.
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A small black clown and a yellow watchman goby.
Hope you go bigger pretty soon. The clown will outgrow that tank.
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Maybe not soon enough... But our saltwater store will exchange him if he gets too big
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We have a great "fish guy" who will help us with rehoming "Chris the clown" should he outgrow his current situation before we grow our tank
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