Originally Posted by Angel.Zero
I have been doinf freashwater tanks for a while and now I want to use a left over 10 gallon to try a little salt water tank, maby 1 or 2 fish a coral... I am not really sure. I have been doing alot of reading but I am nothing but confused... what could I stock a 10 gallon with? what do I need (HOB
filter, Protein skimmer, heater, chiller, special lighting)?? someone wanna clue me in on what I could do here?
:Edit: What the *beep* is live rock??
Well I'm still learning many things but I don't think a nano is a good idea for a first time saltwater tank. You will have to check the levels every day because evaporation will have a serious effect on your salinity. But if you must I would recommend a few things.
filters will work on small tanks but the best filtration is about 20-25lbs of live rock from the lfs
. Most people also recommend two smaller heaters incase of failure of one. A chiller will not be neccessary unless your house is extremely warm or you put metal halide lights against your water. The lighting needs to be 4-5wpg to have most corals. With a tank that small you shouldn't need MH
lighting. As for flow most people recommend 15-20x turnover for a reef setup. which would be 400 gph
I'm not really sure what would go nice. Maybe snails, cleaner shrimp, and a clown?
Currently I am working on my 120 gallon stand/canopy/lighting/ tank setup. I have to move my lights over from my 55 gallon. The lighitng will be 2x or so.. enough for some low light shrooms
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