Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-25-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington State
Posts: 137
How large of a tank for...

I have not done a SW tank yet but I have been learning as much as I can and maybe in the next few months will get one up and running. My question is what is the minimum tanks size you would recommend for a Clown Trigger and Dog Faced Puffer (want those for sure undecided on anything else). Will be doing FOWLR. Is it better to have a wider or longer tank with these species. I just went and looked at a 120 gallon tank that was 48x24x24 with a corner overflow. Will this suffice or should I go bigger ?

Don't want to buy a tank that is to small and start out on the wrong foot...
__________________

__________________
joshv155 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 640
A 120 is a good starting size tank. It really depends on what your budget is and if you like the depth or length better. Personally I like the wide tanks, that is why for my future tank I am going with a 48x48x24. For length you could get a 125, it's 72x12x24. But always remember get the biggest tank that you can get for your budget.
__________________

__________________
Tomchong22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington State
Posts: 137
Well I want to get a tank that won't make me want to upgrade based on the species I stock. I have heard some folks say wider is better for puffers for their turning radius and long better for the Triggers. I'm in no hurry to jump into a tank and the longest I could get is prob 60 or maybe 72 ...have to move around my FW tank either way. I am waiting for the right deal on Craigslist. The tank I mentioned was going for $150
__________________
joshv155 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,551
That tank size will meed the requirements for the puffer, but the clown trigger is a min of 125 gallons. You have the right idea though. Look up the fish you want on liveaquaria and it will tell you the min gallons they need.
__________________
Sniperhank is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does my anemone look healthy? If not how can I get it healthier its my first. edwardclaxton Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 11 03-20-2012 10:21 AM
Please help! What kind of algae is this?? SENSEI Saltwater & Reef - Identification 10 03-08-2012 08:56 AM
Is this slate safe foe cichlid tank? heathers_hounds DIY Projects 14 03-04-2012 11:42 PM
I broke a piece off of my new cascade 1000 filter( the casing) heathers_hounds General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 03-01-2012 12:31 PM
tank mates for betta in 30g planted? keenfish Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 02-25-2012 10:38 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.